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

Pittsfield Makes Way For Medical Marijuana

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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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Politics
6:06 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Marijuana Push In Closing Days Of Session In Albany

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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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Weather
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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Weather
3:31 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas brings us his evening forecast for Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

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Weather
5:05 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas brings us his evening forecast for Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

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New York News
5:05 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

College Security Breaches Renew Focus on Cyber Security Issues

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Two potential data breaches at colleges in the region are drawing attention to cyberhacking and the security of identity records. 

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New England News
3:50 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Investigation Of Chicopee Police Department Ordered By Mayor

Mayor Michael Bissonnette of Chicopee,MA and Police Chief Thomas Charette disclose an independent investigation of the department's internal affairs operations.
Credit WAMC

The mayor of Chicopee, Massachusetts has ordered an independent investigation into how cases of misconduct have been addressed inside the city’s police department. Mayor Michael Bissonnette announced the probe at the same time he appointed a new police chief. 

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