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 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

Credit WAMC

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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Arts & Culture
3:50 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Rogovoy Report for June 14, 2013

Seth Rogovoy joins for a look at cultural happenings this weekend, in the Berkshires and beyond. 

Weather
3:45 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

We get a close look at the weather picture for the upcoming weekend, as Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Friday, June 14, 2013. 

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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