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
5:33 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Berkshire Lawmakers Seek Swift Action On Borrowing Terms Bill For $300M Transportation Plan

Since approving a $300 million transportation funding bill last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently filed a terms bill, which if approved by the legislature, would provide funding to roads and bridge projects before the end of the summer work season.

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New England News
4:37 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Public Safety Officials Drill For Campus Shooting Incident

A sign alerts people to the public safety drill at Holyoke Community College
Credit WAMC

Public safety officials took part in a statewide emergency preparedness drill today in Holyoke Massachusetts. It involved an unfortunately all too familiar scenario—a lone gunman on a shooting spree.

   The drill, involving a gunman on the campus of Holyoke Community College was a test of the coordinated response of local, campus and state police along with fire and emergency medical personnel. It was also a trial run for some new technology according to Holyoke Fire Lt Tom Paquin, who was the public information officer for the exercise.

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Weather
3:51 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas checks in with the evening forecast for Wednesday, May 29, 2013.

Hudson Valley News
7:06 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Report Shows High Quality of NYC's Drinking Water

Credit William Warby, flickr

A report from a Hudson Valley environmental group finds that the quality of New York City drinking water remains high, but there are potential threats that need to be monitored.

Riverkeeper has released a multi-year study evaluating New York City’s unfiltered drinking supply, a supply that comes from New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection watersheds

Kate Hudson is watershed program director for Westchester-based Riverkeeper.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Congressman Tours Beer Distributor

Congressman Bill Owens at Plattsburgh Distributing
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Congressman Bill Owens toured a beer distributor in Plattsburgh this afternoon.

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Politics
5:56 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

In Final Month Of Session, Questions Over What Will Get Done

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

The steady drumbeat of scandal after scandal in the New York state legislature has led many to wonder whether lawmakers can focus on passing any major bills by the end of the session, which is fast approaching. As Karen DeWitt reports, the legislature returns Wednesday and has just four work weeks to act on items ranging from campaign finance reform to abortion rights, to economic development plans.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, May 28, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:43 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: The Can-do Attitude Meets a Changing World

Too many Americans oppose and prevent serious efforts to head off problems until they become a crisis. They think we can postpone dealing with global warming, abuses in criminal trials, predictable shortages of fuel, food or water, threats to our health, and the backlash from our military adventures in the Middle East, among others.

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Capital Region News
3:25 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Lucian McCarty, The Saratogian - The Ongoing Dismissal of Mary Zlotnick

It has cost the city of Saratoga Springs more than $61,000 to fire a city employee who earned $33,000 a year, and that employee in question is now suing the city for back pay.  

Lucian McCarty, city desk reporter for The Saratogian newspaper, has been following the story of Mary Zlotnick who was suspended for insubordination last august from the Saratoga Springs Accounts Department. He spoke today with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Senator Patrick Leahy Discusses Washington Issues

Senator Patrick Leahy
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy met with reporters from the region at his office in Montpelier Friday morning to talk about issues facing Congress.

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