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
6:00 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Reported Federal Investigation Involves Berkshire Town Donation Fund

A federal investigation is reportedly underway involving a long-standing toy fund in the Berkshire town of Lee.

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WAMC News
3:41 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Saratoga Accounts Commissioner Franck critical of struggling Housing Authority

John Franck

The board of commissioners of the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority will remain in their place following a failed city council vote on a resolution last night calling on Mayor Scott Johnson to remove and reconstitute the board.

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Hudson Valley News
8:27 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

United Way Distributes Money to Sandy-Affected Communities

Credit U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region

The United Way of New York City is distributing more than $5 million in aid to communities affected by Superstorm Sandy. Three Hudson Valley counties are receiving some of the money.

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WAMC News
6:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Daniel Gordon, UMass Amherst - The Fatal Truth: the Cult of Violence in Western Political Thought

Credit Courtesy UMass Amherst

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “…truth cannot be found by violent means.” That idea is currently the topic of the course Ideas that Changed the World at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Tonight, UMass Amherst history professor and associate dean of the school’s Commonwealth Honors College, Daniel Gordon, will present a lecture titled The Fatal Truth: the Cult of Violence in Western Political Thought. He spoke with WAMC’s Patrick Donges.

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New England News
5:50 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Pilot Program To Help Homeless Secure Jobs

A workforce development program for homeless families has been launched in western Massachusetts with the help of a major grant from a charitable foundation.  

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New York News
4:41 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Business Leaders Convene in Albany to Support Fair Elections

Leading members of New York's business community gathered today at the Albany Institute of History and Art to call for state lawmakers to pass publicly-financed fair elections this legislative session.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: We Will Not Comply

Did you hear the demonstrators against New York's new gun law chanting in unison "We will not comply!"

That's the problem. Guns allow some of their owners to think that they can define right and wrong and everybody else has to comply. In the hands of some of their owners, guns puff up their sense of self-importance, their sense that laws are written for everybody else but that they are above the law.

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New York News
3:30 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

New York State Senator Patty Ritchie - "Grown in New York"

New York State senator Patty Ritchie leads a press conference for the "Grown in New York" plan on Tuesday, March 5.
Credit Office of NYS Sen. Patty Ritchie

Several New York state Senators gathered this morning at the capitol in Albany to introduce a package of legislation they say would strengthen the state’s agricultural industry.

WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Senator Patty Ritchie, Republican of the 48th district and chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee about the "Grown in New York" plan.

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Hudson Valley News
7:55 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Violence Against Women Act Has Requirements for Colleges

The House of Representatives last week passed an expansion of the Violence Against Women Act after Senate passage earlier in February. President Obama is expected to sign the expanded version of the 1994 Act shortly.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Fallen MLB great Canseco lobbies against supplement in Albany

Jose Canseco

Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein is pressing to ban the performance enhancing supplement DMAA, also know n as Jack 3D in New York, saying it causes dangerous conditions like rapid heart beat, a spike in blood pressure, and in some cases, death from stroke or heart attack.

“This won’t be tolerated,” Senator Klein said.

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