WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
with Brian Shields
Brian Shields

Northeast Report and Northeast Report - Late Edition are two half hour magazines of news and information, aired every weekday from 3:30PM-4:00PM just before All Things Considered... and again from 6:05PM - 6:30PM just before Marketplace. Northeast Report feature reports from WAMC News bureau chiefs...plus commentary, arts news and interviews, the latest weather forecast and an afternoon business wrap-up. The program is hosted by WAMC Senior Correspondent Brian Shields who has been with WAMC for 24 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

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September 14, 2012

3:46 PM
Asia Minot
Artist : Tom Harrell
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Composer : Harrell
Label : Bluebird/ RCA Victor
3:47 PM
Swamp Thing
Artist : Railbird
Album : No One
Composer : Sarah Pedinotti
Label : Superfrog
3:50 PM
Rosemary’s Home
Artist : Amy Collins
Album : The Hour of the Wolf
Label :
3:52 PM
Artist : Folding Sky
Album : Folding Sky
Composer : Emanation
Label : Self-Released
3:54 PM
Owl’s Head Mountain Stream
Artist : Doug Irving & Friends
Album : An Adirondack Suite
Composer : Irving
Label : Adirondack Records
3:54 PM
AuSable River Run
Artist : Doug Irving & Friends
Album : An Adirondack Suite
Composer : Irving
TrackNumber : 2
Label : Adirondack Records
3:58 PM
The Bad Touch
Artist : Blood Hound Gang
Album : Hooray for Boobies
Composer : Jimmy Pop
ReleaseYear : 1999
Label : Interscope


Hudson Valley News
7:22 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Protestors Line Up Near Water Pipeline Construction Site

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

About 50 protestors gathered this morning near a water pipeline construction site in New York’s Orange County. They say the pipeline should not be going in the ground without permits in place for a larger project.

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6:26 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Rick Mathews, the National Center for Security and Preparedness at SUNY Albany - Terror in Boston

Rick Mathews

For more on the events today in Boston, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Rick Mathews, the director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness at the University at Albany. He began by asking him if at this early stage he believes the explosions were the work of domestic or foreign terrorists.

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6:24 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Lawmakers back to Albany after break of scandal

New York State lawmakers are returning to work after a two-week spring break. It’s their first meeting since two lawmakers have been charged with bribery in corruption scandals.

Senators and Assemblymembers met for the first time since Senator Malcolm Smith was charged with trying to bribe his way onto the Republican New York City Mayoral ticket, among other things, and Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was accused of taking thousands of dollars to write legislation to benefit developers of an adult day care center.

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New York News
4:33 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

CSEA vs. Thruway Legal Battle Escalates

One of the state's largest unions has accused the New York State Thruway Authority and Canal Corporation of threatening layoffs to get union officials to agree to contract concessions.

Complaints have been filed with the New York State's Public Employment Relations Board. CSEA spokesman Stephen Madarasz confirms the union has charged the Cuomo administration with Taylor Law violations. The Taylor Law grants public employees the right to organize and elect their union representatives.

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3:58 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Monday, April 15, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:31 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Blair Horner: President Obama's Budget

Last week, President Obama offered his plan for the federal budget.  According to the President, his proposed $3.7 trillion budget for 2014 would cut deficits by $1.8 trillion over the next decade.  The President’s plan includes a number of proposals, most notably: ending the “sequester” (that’s the current law that has automatically cut federal spending), reducing spending in the Medicare and Social Security programs, as well as tax increases that would primarily hit high-income households and corporations.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Second Half of New York Legislative Session Overshadowed by New Scandals

The second half of New York’s legislative session begins Monday. It's likely to be dominated by the response to on going bribery and corruption scandals that came to light while lawmakers were on spring break.  

Governor Cuomo, and one of the Co-Leaders of the State Senate have already taken some preemptive action before the legislature’s scheduled return to the Capitol,  following federal bribery charges against a State Senator and an Assemblyman, as well as other officials. 

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New England News
5:38 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Berkshire Residents Meet to Discuss Housing Issues

The open forum, held at a monthly meeting of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition in North Adams, was attended by about 85 Berkshire County housing advocates and area residents.

Though the discussion was largely focused on the need for increased affordable housing in the Northern Berkshires, the lack of available housing stock for low income families is an ongoing issue throughout the region.

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Capital Region News
4:35 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Assignment at Albany High: Explain Why ‘Jews Are Evil’

Credit twitter.com

Albany, New York is making national headlines again - for all the wrong reasons.

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New England News
3:45 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

US Attorney For Massachusetts Talks At Conference About Civil Rights Enforcement

The top federal law enforcement official in Massachusetts highlighted efforts to enforce civil rights laws during a speech in Springfield on Friday. The U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Carmen Ortiz, was the keynote speaker at a conference marking the 45th anniversary of the passage of the Federal Fair Housing Act.

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