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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Politics
3:53 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Smith scandal reverberates through state's political circles

Malcolm Smith
Credit Wikimedia Commons

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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North Country News
6:00 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Gillibrand Introduces Dairy Measures

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

In the next few weeks, the U.S. Senate will once again consider the Farm Bill. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is presenting measures she claims will help stabilize the state’s dairy industry. 

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Central New York News
4:11 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

DEP & Public Officials Tour Gilboa Dam Reconstruction

Water gushes out of a siphon at the Gilboa Dam.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York City Department of Environmental Protection officials opened the Gilboa Dam site to government leaders, the media and the public Tuesday to get a firsthand look at reconstruction.

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Politics
4:03 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Senator Malcolm Smith, others indicted in broad corruption case

New York state Senator Malcolm Smith, a former Senate Majority Leader, has been arrested and indicted in a far reaching bribery and corruption scandal.

The corruption case against Senator Malcolm Smith spans village, county, state and New York City governments,  as well as both major political parties.

Smith, a Democrat who was leader of the state Senate in 2009 until taken out in a coup attempt, was seeking the Republican nomination for Mayor of New York City.

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Weather
3:50 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

Commentary & Opinion
3:41 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Environmental patriotism

Our two small granddaughters visited us this weekend. For me, their lives have been the most compelling reason to do something about global warming, to accept responsibility and to invest in a better future for them. But there is also the call of patriotism. Many have laid down their lives for this country. Can the rest of us deal with a little burden, a little expense, to save this country from catastrophe? Are we patriotic enough?

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