WAMC Northeast Report

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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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September 17, 2012

3:58 PM
Sucker Punch
Artist : OneRepublic
Album : Waking Up
Composer : Tedder, Zach Filkins, Myers
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Mosley Music Group, Interscope


New York News
11:38 am
Fri May 10, 2013

New York Ethics Report in Sen. Lopez Scandal Could Be Released This Month

Vito Lopez

The state ethics commission report on the Assemblyman Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal might finally be made public later this month.
The Joint Commission on Public Ethics, or JCOPE, issued a report on its investigation into sexual harassment charges against Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez back in February. The report was also to address how Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and his aides handled the matter.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' Weekend Music Picks with Brian Shields

Credit Times Union

WAMC's Brian Shields speaks with Nippertown's Greg Haymes about his weekend music picks:

1. Rick Rourke & Lost Wages' "Rose-Colored Glasses" from his album Three Sides to Every Story,   performing at the Albany Tulip Festival on the Lakehouse Stage in Washington Park at 3:30 on Saturday.

2. Eastbound Jesus' "Waitin' On the Sun" from their new album Northern Rock, performing at the Albany Tulip Festival on the Lakehouse Stage in Washington Park at 4:45 on Sunday.

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Hudson Valley News
8:25 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Two NYS Lawmakers Introduce Term-Limit Legislation

NYS Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (left) and NYS Senator Terry Gipson (right)
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Two freshman New York lawmakers from the Hudson Valley have joined together to introduce a bipartisan bill on term limits, which they believe are key to much-needed reform in Albany.

Democratic Senator Terry Gipson and Republican Assemblyman Kieran Lalor, both from Dutchess County, joined together across party lines Thursday to say term limits are long overdue, especially with political corruption so prevalent. Here’s Gipson, of Rhinebeck.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:39 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Karen Hitchcock: Passages

Each year at this time, thousands and thousands of young people across our country are readying themselves for one of life’s major passages:  graduation from college.  Two-year or four-year, public or private, our nation’s institutions of higher education have, once again, provided a learning experience which has profoundly changed the outlook of and prospects for our nation’s students.  These graduates leave their alma maters more confident, more poised and more knowledgeable. They appear ready to undertake new challenges and new opportunities, to advance their education or to join the world of work.  Most have the maturity necessary to move forward with clarity of purpose and, hopefully, the self-awareness required for personal growth and advancement. They appear, by and large, to be ready to fulfill their own unique potential.

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3:28 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina has our evening forecast for Thursday, May 9, 2013. 

New England News
2:52 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Massachusetts Treasurer To Boehner: Let's Debate Taxes

Massachusetts Treasurer Steven Grossman

Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman has sent an invitation to the Speaker of the U.S. House Representatives, John Boehner, challenging the Republican to a debate over a bill that would require intern retailers to collect state sales taxes. Boehner has expressed reluctance about the bill, which Grossman, a Democrat, says would not only generate revenue, but level the playing field for brick-and-mortar retailers.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Vermont Foodbank Holds Annual Conference

Credit Vermont Foodbank

The Vermont Foodbank held its annual conference to discuss hunger in Vermont.   This year’s focus was how to explore positive ways to address the complexities of hunger.

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New England News
6:25 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Results Positive For First Massachusetts Bald Eagle Nesting Survey

Credit Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game have released their results of the first statewide bald eagle nesting survey, conducted earlier this spring.

The Department of Fish and Game has announced that 30 active bald eagle nets have been verified in Massachusetts, from the Berkshires to Cape Cod. The eagles were spotted as part of the state’s first bald eagle nesting survey, which was coordinated by the department’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and involved agency staff and volunteers.

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5:48 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

More Senators On Wiretap

Ex-Senator Shirley Huntley
Credit New York State Senate

Nine more names of New York state Senators and others potentially involved in corruption were made public Wednesday, when a judge ordered prosecutors in the case of convicted ex-Senator Shirley Huntley to make public the names of  her colleagues that she had secretly recorded.

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New England News
3:44 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Summer Jobs Program Looking For Employers

Kyreem Kynard, community activist and youth mentor spoke at the kick off to the summer youth jobs campaign 2013
Credit WAMC

Facing what experts predict will be the toughest youth job market in 40 years, a summer youth jobs campaign was launched on Wednesday in western Massachusetts.

A workforce development agency announced a goal of securing 1,000 jobs this summer for youth in Hampden County, a number only slightly higher than the 945 jobs created for young people last year.

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