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
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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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. 

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