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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3:40 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Saying goodbye to a longtime love: sports

With another school year about to end, many collegiate athletes are saying goodbye to their lifelong hobbies.

No more early morning workouts. No more long bus rides after a game. No more team bonding. No more curfews. No more sports.

This is the situation many athletes are facing after playing sports in high school and college. When it’s over they experience their first real offseason.

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Hudson Valley News
7:42 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

NYS Senator Sponsors Dog Bite Legislation

Credit Courtesy of Frankie and Maria Flora

A New York state Senator from the Hudson Valley today introduced legislation that would hold dog owners financially liable the first time their dogs bite others.

Frankie Flora is nine years old. On this day in 2009, he was severely mauled by a relative’s dog.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Regional Event Organizers Reevaluate Security

Boston Marathon Bombing
Credit Aaron Tang/Flickr

As investigators scrutinize evidence in Monday’s bombing in Boston, organizers of large events across the region are assessing their safety plans.

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New York News
5:54 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

NYS Assembly weighs in with ethics bill

At the New York State Capitol, lawmakers are scrambling to put forward plans to react to the latest twin corruption scandals involving bribery charges against a State Senator and Assemblyman.  As Karen DeWitt reports, Tuesday it was the Assembly Democrats’ turn to weigh in. Governor Andrew Cuomo also rolled out two more components of his own reform plan.

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New England News
5:50 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Travel Security Tighter Following Boston Bombings

Chief Security Officer for Peter Pan Bus Lines, Norberto Garcia, at the Springfield Bus Terminal
Credit WAMC

Travelers on buses, trains and planes will find stepped up security in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Travelers are being advised  to have all luggage tagged with their names and to not leave bags unattended.  They can also expect random security checks in bus and train stations and airports. Christopher Crean, the vice president for public safety and security for Peter Pan Bus Lines, said company employees have been reminded to follow security procedures.

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3:52 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas drops in to deliver the Evening Forecast for Tuesday, April 16, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:38 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Tax Day – Why the Pain?

Yesterday was the last day to file our tax returns for 2012. If you enjoyed it you are probably either an accountant who earned lots of money filing other people’s returns, or you have enough money to have an accountant file your returns, or you were getting a BIG refund. For the rest of us it was anything from a mild annoyance to a big pain.

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Hudson Valley News
7:22 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Protestors Line Up Near Water Pipeline Construction Site

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

About 50 protestors gathered this morning near a water pipeline construction site in New York’s Orange County. They say the pipeline should not be going in the ground without permits in place for a larger project.

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6:26 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Rick Mathews, the National Center for Security and Preparedness at SUNY Albany - Terror in Boston

Rick Mathews

For more on the events today in Boston, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Rick Mathews, the director of the National Center for Security and Preparedness at the University at Albany. He began by asking him if at this early stage he believes the explosions were the work of domestic or foreign terrorists.

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6:24 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Lawmakers back to Albany after break of scandal

New York State lawmakers are returning to work after a two-week spring break. It’s their first meeting since two lawmakers have been charged with bribery in corruption scandals.

Senators and Assemblymembers met for the first time since Senator Malcolm Smith was charged with trying to bribe his way onto the Republican New York City Mayoral ticket, among other things, and Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was accused of taking thousands of dollars to write legislation to benefit developers of an adult day care center.

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