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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Playlist

September 17, 2012

3:58 PM
Sucker Punch
Artist : OneRepublic
Album : Waking Up
Composer : Tedder, Zach Filkins, Myers
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Mosley Music Group, Interscope

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Jason Caterina has the evening forecast for Tuesday, July 2, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
8:06 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

NY Congressman Says Aid Is Available For Those Impacted By Three Storms

Credit Bill Tiernan / AP

Amid flash flood warnings and actual flooding in portions of the Hudson Valley and Capital Region, a New York Congressman is trying to get the word out that there is still federal aid available to help homeowners and small businesses impacted by three previous storms.

The most pressing deadline is July 5, for communities to apply for hazard mitigation funds. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney explains.

John Hickman, Jr. is supervisor for the Town of East Fishkill, in southern Dutchess County.

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WAMC News
4:58 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Talk About Climate Change...

Credit Flickr / Doug Kerr

Roger Hill with Weathering Heights Consulting in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has been forecasting for more than 35 years. With the region struggling with rain and floods, Hill discussed the change in climate and the "new normal" with Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.


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Commentary & Opinion
3:47 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Blair Horner: NY Takes Step Toward Reducing Cigarette Smuggling

Higher prices have been shown to encourage smokers to quit or reduce their consumption of cigarettes.  Cigarette tax evasion makes cigarettes cheaper and reduces the public health benefits of New York’s excise tax, as well as depriving the state of much-needed revenue.  Were the tax collected on all cigarettes smoked in New York, tens of thousands of adults would quit rather than pay higher prices, and state revenues would dramatically increase.

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New England News
3:42 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Funding Awarded To Remove Asbestos From Former Mill Buildings

This building is part of the Ludlow Mills complex in Ludlow, MA

New federal funding has been announced for the largest brownfields mill redevelopment project in New England. The region’s  top federal environmental official says the project in Ludlow Massachusetts serves as example for reusing the scores of other abandoned industrial sites that dot the landscape.

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Weather
3:28 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Jason Caterina steps in for Garett Argianas to delivery the evening forecast for Monday, July 1, 2013. 

New England News
6:30 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Efforts Made to Protect Rare Songbird

Bicknell's Thrush
Credit T.B. Ryder/USFWS

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to protect the Bicknell's Thrush as an endangered species.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Session Leaves Cuomo's Agenda Unfinished

New York Governor Cuomo did not get all he wanted during the recently concluded legislative session, as abortion rights and campaign finance reform faltered in the final days of the session. But Cuomo seems to be putting the best face on what he did achieve and is trying to move on with plans that include an investigation of the legislature.

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New York News
4:57 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Duke Study Links Hydrofracking To Water Contamination

Credit WAMC News

A new Duke University study links hydraulic fracturing, the controversial gas drilling process, to water contamination. But, like similar studies in the past, there are pros and cons, and questions linger.

The study, co-authored by Rob Jackson, a professor of environmental sciences at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, found that homeowners living near shale gas wells appear to be at higher risk of drinking water contamination from stray gases.

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New England News
3:50 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Encourages Casino Opponents

Scott Harshbarger addressed an anti-casino forum at Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield, MA. on June 26,2013
Credit WAMC

    Scott Harshbarger, the former Massachusetts Attorney General and former president of Common Cause was  the featured speaker at an anti-casino forum in Springfield.  The event, sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts attracted about 300 people to Christ Church Cathedral.  A citywide voter referendum on MGM Resort’s Springfield casino development is on July 16th.    WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Harshbarger

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