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
5:10 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Mohegan Sun To Present Casino Plans At Public Forum In Palmer

One of the gaming industry heavyweights looking to build a resort  casino in western Massachusetts is expected to reveal more details about its project tonight at  an eagerly anticipated  public meeting. 

Mohegan Sun officials are expected to reveal changes to their original plans for a $600 million resort casino development in Palmer to address the competition that has sprung up in the last year for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts.  The meeting is scheduled for 7PM at  Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School.

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Capital Region News
5:02 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Albany Academy Celebrates 200th Anniversary

This afternoon Albany Academy launched a 15-month bicentennial celebration.  The symbolic chiming of the clock tower bells, rung for the first time in 84 years, commemorated the beginning of a third century of education at the Albany Academies. Students, parents, faculty and alumni gathered at the Boy's School Front Circle to mark the 200th anniversary.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:31 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Blair Horner: Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the need for regular colon cancer screenings.  Also known as colon cancer, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the nation.  Each year in New York State, more than 9,300 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed and over 3,000 preventable deaths occur.

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WAMC News
3:30 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Afternoon Weather with Meteorologist Garett Argianas - 3/4/13

Your afternoon regional weather summary with meteorologist Garett Argianas.

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New York News
6:26 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Businesses Question State Reps at Business Forum

The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce held its annual Legislative breakfast forum Friday morning. It’s an opportunity for the community to meet and pose questions to their Senate and Assembly representatives in Albany.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Mass. Life Sciences Industry Would Take Hard Hit from Sequester

According to analysis from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, federal budget cuts to research funding including grants from the National Institutes of Health could mean a loss of $127 million in Massachusetts. New York coulld lose $104 million.

Jennifer Zeitzer, Director of Legislative Affairs for FASEB, said that for the Bay State, the cuts could slow a fast growing life sciences industry.

FASEB estimates that all recipient institutions may have to cut their budgets by 5.1%

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WAMC News
6:06 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

With decision unclear, fracking debate energizes crowds

It seems wherever Governor Cuomo goes these days, he’s followed by protesters who implore him not to allow hydrofracking in New York.  Hundreds gathered in the ornate Million Dollar staircase in the Capitol, where they listen to celebrities and actors like Mark Ruffalo, aka the Hulk.

“We’ll cream you if you open New York State to hydrofracking,” Ruffalo bellowed, to cheers. 

Guests attending Cuomo’s State of the State speech had to walk a gauntlet of a long line of demonstrators, including folk icon Pete Seeger, who sang “This land is your land, this land is my land.”

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New England News
6:03 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Economists Hopeful About Massachusetts Growth

There is great uncertainty about the impact the federal budget cuts, through the process known as sequestration, will have on the Massachusetts economy.   But regional economists remain cautiously optimistic, according to an analysis released this week.  

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WAMC News
3:50 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Essay - Just One Year

Have you ever had a thirteen year old ask you if she was going to die? I have. It’s an experience I hope no one ever has to go through, but one that has taught me faith and strength I never thought I had.

When you find out a family member only has less than a year to live, your whole perspective on life changes. You focus on the day, take nothing for granted and live in that moment. This is something I’ve come to realize and appreciate more each day.

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WAMC News
3:30 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Afternoon Weather with Meteorologist Garett Argianas - 3/1/13

Your afternoon regional weather summary with meteorologist Garett Argianas.

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