WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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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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New England News
3:34 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

When it comes to choosing a major, college students feel the pressure

Deciding on a career path is difficult, especially for college students who haven’t yet declared a major. Western New England University’s Leighann Camarero reports on some tips that can help students allay their worries.

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New York News
3:27 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Alan Chartock - Corruption in the New York State Legislature

Just two days after State Senator Malcolm Smith of New York City was charged with bribery, another state lawmaker is facing the same charge in an un-related case.

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Hudson Valley News
6:45 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

PSC Adds Hearings, Comment Time For Proposed Utility Merger

Credit Christopher Sessums, flickr

The New York State Public Service Commission is extending the comment period for a proposed utility merger after some area residents and lawmakers requested the extension.

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New England News
5:45 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Child Abuse Prevention Conference Will Be Held In Pittsfield

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On Thursday, the Berkshire County Kids’ Place & Violence Prevention Center is holding its 2nd annual child abuse prevention conference.  Christa Collier, Director of Kids’ Place, said the event is intended to raise awareness of child abuse among Berkshire County adults.

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North Country News
5:40 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Doyle Town Meeting Poll Results Released

Doyle Poll Results 2013
Credit Vermont Senator Bill Doyle

The results of an annual poll distributed at Vermont Town Meeting Day sessions have been released.  Even the person who crafts the well-known survey admits it’s an unscientific assessment of Vermonters’ perspective on issues.

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Politics
3:53 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Smith scandal reverberates through state's political circles

Malcolm Smith
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Government reform groups say New York’s politicians need to enact public financing of campaigns, one day after a State Senator was arrested for allegedly trying to bribe his way  onto the ballot for the New York City mayor’s race.   

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Weather
3:41 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas give us his evening forecast for Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Commentary & Opinion
3:35 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Keith Struder: Mike Rice

I am the father of two boys, aged 3 and 5, whom I’m actually quite fond of. That’s despite their, shall we say, unpredictable behavior, which can range from angelic to beyond maddening, and I’m being generous. Like one time when they older decided to cover the younger in shampoo, despite not being in the shower. And when these things happen, you try not to lose your cool, which is like trying not to break 55 on a highway in the desert. Sometimes you even say a few words you might regret, like words you can’t say on public radio but your kids manage to repeat in public at remarkably inopportune moments.

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Capital Region News
3:30 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Jonathan Dordick, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - nano-collaboration focus of symposium

Collaboration is the focus of a two-day National Academy of Sciences symposium at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, and nano-technology is at the center of the discussion because of the work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, the College of Nano-Scale Science and Engineering in Albany and Global Foundries in Malta, Saratoga County.

Working together in the nano field is vital according to professor Jonathan Dordick, vice president of research at RPI. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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Hudson Valley News
7:05 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

NY Corruption Case Reaches to a Rockland County Village

New York State Senator Malcolm Smith and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested today in an alleged plot to rig the New York City mayor's race. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says in a statement that Smith "tried to bribe his way" into a shot at the New York City mayoral race. Bharara says Smith "drew up the game plan" and Halloran found party chairmen who were open to receiving bribes. The arrests included four others, including two from the Hudson Valley’s Rockland County.

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