WAMC Northeast Report

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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 York News
3:38 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

NY Comptroller Identifies Municipalities Facing Fiscal Distress

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
Credit WAMC/Dave Lucas

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is out with his first set of municipal fiscal stress scores based on his office’s new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. The numbers were revealed during a teleconference today.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Mass. Senate Approves Bill To Create Rent Control Board For Berkshire County Mobile Home Park

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A piece of legislation that would set up a rent control board in a Berkshires mobile home park has been approved by Massachusetts’ state Senate.

In February, at a special town meeting in West Stockbridge, voters approved a home rule petition to establish a rent control board for regulating evictions, rent adjustments, and occupancy standards for mobile home parks.

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Hudson Valley News
7:09 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Two Congressmen Reach Across The Aisle In The Hudson Valley

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Two New York Congressmen from the Hudson Valley engaged in a discussion of regional issues, just the two of them, earlier today in Poughkeepsie. It was the first such joint event for them outside Washington, D.C. 

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New England News
6:20 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Activists Protest Possible Cuts To Food Stamps

People protesting possible cuts in the food stamps program line State Street in Springfield, MA at the district office of U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)
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   Activists held a series of demonstrations across the country today to call on influential Democratic members of Congress to prevent cuts to the food stamp program.  One of  the demonstrations was in Springfield, Massachusetts.

   Holding signs and waving to passing motorists about two dozen people lined State Street in front of the federal building where Congressman Richard Neal has a district office.  The protest had a sense of urgency because the House is set to vote, perhaps as soon as tomorrow, on a bill that could end food stamp benefits to millions of people.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

With Session Ending, New Yorkers Fed Up With Albany

There are three days left in the New York State legislative session, and chances are dimming for a settlement on an abortion rights provision in a women’s equality act, and for reform of campaign financing and other anti-corruption measures.  Meanwhile, a new poll finds the public increasingly dissatisfied. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.

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New York News
3:33 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Lawmakers push Amtrak for bike baggage cars

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sen. Betty Little of Warren County appear with other lawmakers and officials at the Albany/Rensselear Train Station, 17 June 2013.
Credit Dave Lucas / WAMC

New York’s senior United States Senator is trying to use his clout to convince Amtrak to accommodate bicyclists on trains to Albany, Saratoga Springs and the North Country.  

Anyone who takes Amtrak from Boston to Portland knows about the railroad's "Bring Your Bicycle On Board" program. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer says it makes good economic sense to roll the initiative out on Amtrak's Adirondack and Ethan Allen Trains as well.   

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Weather
3:30 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

We get a close look at the weather picture for the upcoming weekend, as Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Monday, June 17, 2013.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:30 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Blair Horner: A Big Gift For Big Tobacco?

This week is the scheduled end of the legislative session.  Often the end of session is a time when special interest legislation surfaces – it looks like this year is no exception.

Lawmakers are considering legislation that would give a gift to the tobacco industry.  Under the proposal, tobacco companies – and only tobacco companies, no other types of businesses – would not have to post a bond that is the equivalent of the judgment against them in court. 

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New England News
6:30 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

New Partnership Gives Grants To Community Health Centers

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New funding is being provided to help meet growing demand at community health centers in Massachusetts.  The money comes from a partnership between a large Boston- based hospital network and a non-profit health maintenance organization. 

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New England News
6:04 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Mass. Treasurer Visits Pittsfield School To Congratulate First Grade Student

Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman congratulates first grade student Esha Zahid
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman, a potential Democratic candidate in the 2014 race for governor, traveled today to a Berkshire County elementary school, where he joined state and local officials to present an award to a first-grader.

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