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
6:15 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Bill On Gun Violence Expected To Be Debated On Beacon Hill This Fall

New York and Connecticut have already enacted new gun laws in the wake of  December’s Newtown school shooting.  The Massachusetts legislature is expected to take up a bill before the end of the 2013 legislative session. 

The point person for gun issues in the Massachusetts House says he hopes to recommend a comprehensive bill by September.  Democratic State Representative Harold Naughton of Clinton , who co-chairs the Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security said the goal is to update the state’s already strict gun ownership laws.

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New England News
4:30 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Hundreds Attend Funeral Service For Dalton Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A funeral service with full military honors today for a Western Massachusetts soldier killed earlier this month by an attack in Afghanistan included family, friends, and U.S. and state officials.

Under a grey sky and drizzling rains in Dalton, American flags lining Main Street welcomed the arrival of the body of 24-year old Specialist Mitchell Daehling, a Dalton native who was killed, along with two of his fellow soldiers, earlier this month in an attack while serving in Afghanistan.

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Weather
3:39 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the weekend forecast for Friday, May 24, 2013. 

Arts & Culture
3:31 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Rogovoy Report for May 24, 2013

Seth Rogovoy runs down the weekend happenings in the Berkshires and beyond. 

Hudson Valley News
6:34 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Governor Cuomo Takes Tax-Free NY Idea To New Paltz

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has taken his new tax-free plan for businesses on the road. He was in the Hudson Valley today, touting his plan to allow new businesses to operate tax-free on SUNY campuses across New York.

One day after first introducing the plan at several stops across the state, Cuomo was back at it Thursday, delivering a speech at the State University of New York at New Paltz, which would be one of the 64 SUNY campuses statewide designated as tax–free for new businesses.

He says 55 of the 64 campuses are in upstate New York.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Mayor Appoints Interim Airport Manager to Permanent Position

Burlington International Airport manager Gene Richards at podium, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger standing behind.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the permanent appointment of Gene Richards as Director of Aviation at the Burlington International Airport. Essentially the airport manager, Richards moves into the position after 10 months as interim director.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Mass. Governor's STEM Advisory Council Meets In Pittsfield

The Massachusetts Governor's STEM Advisory Council met at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

At a meeting of the Massachusetts Governor’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Advisory Council in Pittsfield today, resigning Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray said that the collaborative work done between the public and private sector to strengthen students’ opportunities in the STEM fields must continue in his absence. 

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Karen Hitchcock: Are Our College Graduates Overqualified, Underprepared... Or Both?

Around the country, thousands upon thousands of young people are graduating from colleges and universities, eager to enter the next phase of their lives – the world of work.  They are looking forward to obtaining employment which will make good use of their particular areas of study; and, in many cases, allow them to begin to pay off the often staggering amounts of debt they have accrued.
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Capital Region News
3:42 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Albany College Campus Gun Scare

Albany Police cruisers blanket the College of St. Rose campus during a midday lockdown Thursday.
Credit WAMC News/Brandon Holmes

There were some tense moments Thursday on an area college campus.  The College of Saint Rose campus in downtown Albany was locked down for close to an hour after someone reported seeing a gunman enter a school building. School officials released a terse text alert, and many students took to Twitter, worried that more bad news was imminent.

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Weather
3:41 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas has a look at the evening's weather outlook for Thursday, May 23, 2013 -  as well as a peak into the weekend weather picture. 

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