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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Hudson Valley News
6:15 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Environmentalists Want More Information More Quickly On Sewage Pollution

Credit eutrophication&hypoxia, flickr

Two environmental groups are calling on New York State officials to better implement a sewage pollution notification law. State officials, meanwhile, say they are implementing the law in phases.

Riverkeeper and Citizens Campaign for the Environment are calling on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to fully implement a law passed during the 2012 legislative session. Tracy Brown is a water quality advocate for Westchester-based Riverkeeper.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:47 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Blair Horner: The Unfinished Legislative Agenda

Over the next few weeks, you’ll be hearing about the accomplishments of the 2013 legislative session, which ended last week.  And lawmakers did approve some legislation, but one key consumer issue was left unaddressed.

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WAMC News
3:35 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Dick De Veaux, Williams College - Troubleshooting The NSA's Data Collection Programs

Dick De Veaux

The whereabouts of alleged NSA leaker Edward Snowden is only the latest mystery surrounding the agency’s phone and internet surveillance programs that were largely clandestine up until about three weeks ago.

For Dick De Veaux, professor of statistics in the department of mathematics and statistics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, news of the programs wasn’t surprising. Since 2004 De Veux has been taking part in a summer program organized by the NSA to bring some of the best technical minds together and troubleshoot their data collection and analysis programs.

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New England News
3:35 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Gomez, Markey In Final Hours Of Senate Campaigns

U.S. Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) campaigned at Palazzo Cafe in Springfield on the eve of the special Senate election
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The two candidates for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts are into the final full day of campaigning ahead of tomorrow’s special election.  Democratic Congressman Edward Markey started his day in Springfield

Markey greeted patrons at Palazzo Café in downtown Springfield.  Markey said the issue he is stressing in the campaign’s final hours is jobs.

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Weather
3:30 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garret Argianas breaks down the details of the evening weather forecast for Monday, June 24, 2013. 

New York News
6:30 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Mixed Reaction from Farm and Food Advocates to Farm Bill Failure

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The failure of the federal Farm Bill has upset members of the agriculture community as uncertainty over the fate of key provisions remains.  The bill also funds nutrition programs, and with deep cuts proposed to the food stamp program, hunger advocates are relieved.

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Hudson Valley News
4:02 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Two NY Congressmen Continue Pushing For A Farm Bill

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The five-year Farm Bill was defeated Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 234-195. Two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley share a similar goal with the federal Farm Bill, yet voted differently.

Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney sit on the House Agriculture Committee, and while both voted to advance the bill from there in May, they cast different votes Thursday. Gibson voted in favor of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management, or FARRM, Act of 2013, and says he was disappointed with the outcome.

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Weather
3:44 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Garett Argianas has an in-depth look at this weekend's weather picture. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:40 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Audrey Kupferberg: Oz The Great And Powerful On DVD

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, Disney’s recent rendering of the classic OZ stories, is in some ways predictable and in other ways, not.  On June 11, this title was released on DVD and BluRay.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

NY Senate Confirms Park Agency Commissioners

Before wrapping up its business for the session, the New York state Legislature has acted upon a number of agency nominations. On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed two new Adirondack Park Agency board members and renewed the terms of others.

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