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 19, 2012

3:58 PM
Air Traffic Control
Artist : Jets to Brazil
Album : Four Cornered Night
ReleaseYear : 2000
Label : Jade Tree Records


New York News
3:30 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Robert Meeropol Marks The Anniversary Of The Deaths Of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Robert Meeropol
Credit Wikimedia Commons/Joe Mabel

Next Wednesday, June 19th, will mark 60 years since Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at Sing-Sing Prison after being convicted of conspiring to pass along U.S. atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union.  They became the first American civilians to be put to death for spying during peacetime. To mark the anniversary, the children and grandchildren of the Rosenbergs will take part in an event this Sunday, Fathers day, at New York City’s town hall. The Rosenbergs son, Robert Meeropol, spoke to WAMC news about the event called “Carry it Forward.”

Capital Region News
7:01 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Rensselaer Has A New Idea

Professor James Hendler

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced a new university-wide initiative to tackle the challenges and opportunities of Big Data.

At a morning ceremony at the Troy campus, RPI officials christened it "IDEA" - the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications – the college’s $60 million initiative involves students and faculty from more than 12 departments across the five schools of the university.

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Hudson Valley News
6:30 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

NYS PSC Approves Fortis, CH Energy Merger

Credit Daniel Oines, flickr

The New York State Public Service Commission Thursday approved a utility merger in the Hudson Valley. The $1.5 billion acquisition of the Poughkeepsie-based utility had its share of controversy in recent months.

And so went the Public Service Commission’s vote in favor of the acquisition by Canadian energy company Fortis Inc. of CH Energy Group, parent company of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation. Supporters, including Barry Perry, vice president, finance and chief financial officer of Fortis, are gratified.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Senate Fails Environmental Scorecard

NYS Capitol

With barely a week left, Environmental Advocates of New York says the state Senate is ending the session with its worst environmental record in decades.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Pittsfield Makes Way For Medical Marijuana

Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

Under the ballot measure approved by Massachusetts voters legalizing medical marijuana last year, up to 35 licenses for dispensaries could be opened across the state. The state Department of Public Health revealed its final regulations for the distribution of the drug in May, and Pittsfield has been one of many localities working to change zoning regulations to accommodate the arrival of the dispensaries.

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6:06 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Marijuana Push In Closing Days Of Session In Albany

Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

Members of the New York state legislature’s Black and Hispanic caucus and their allies made a last-minute push for a bill to decriminalize the public possession of small amounts of marijuana, saying current laws unfairly target young black and Latino men.

Assemblyman Karim Camara, who chairs the caucus, says the bill to decriminalize public possession of small amounts of marijuana is needed partly to fix an ongoing problem with the New York City Police Department’s Stop and Frisk policy.  He and other supporters gathered outside the Senate chamber, to call for a vote.  

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Richard Iannuzzi: If You Can’t Lend A Hand…

I've heard it said that if a single person raises an issue, one should listen politely.

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New York News
3:41 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

School Superintendents Discuss Civil Rights Concerns

School officials say the racial demographic of a school district affects the amount of state funding provided.

Two upstate school districts are planning to file a civil rights complaint this summer  against New York State alleging discrimination in the way state aid is distributed.

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3:37 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas checks in with the evening forecast for Thursday, June 13, 2013. 

New England News
5:39 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

President Of The United Nations General Assembly Visits Berkshire High School

President of the United Nations General Assembly Vuk Jeremić visits Mt. Everett Regional School in Sheffield, Mass.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The president of the United Nations General Assembly Vuk Jeremić visited a school Southern Berkshire County yesterday to speak and answer questions from students.

Jeremić arrived at Mt. Everett Regional School in Sheffield via helicopter on Tuesday afternoon. After a luncheon and a meeting with a handful of students at the school’s model United Nations club, he addressed a larger group of high schoolers in the auditorium.

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