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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Capital Region News
3:50 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Schenectady Doctor Treated Marathon Bomb Victims

Dr. Kim Kilby as seen in nationally broadcast video and on the front page of Wednesday's Gazette.

Albany Medical Center’s Dr. Kim Kilby was among the hundreds of volunteers at Monday’s Boston Marathon, working close to the finish line in the primary medical tent when two massive explosions erupted nearby. She immediately raced to help the wounded. Capital Region Bureau Chief spoke with Dr. Kilby this morning by telephone. Click on the link provided to listen!

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Weather
3:48 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas has our evening forecast for Thursday, April 18, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:43 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Dan Ornstein: At The Seder - Giving A Voice To The Voiceless

Each Passover season for the past twenty one years, the Jewish residents of our region's group homes for developmentally disabled adults have been coming to our synagogue for a model Seder, or Passover meal, prior to the holiday.  Our volunteers spend a long Sunday afternoon cooking, setting up our social hall, and serving between twenty five and thirty people and their overworked, underpaid aides.  Over the years I have learned that some of the residents have families who look after them, yet some of them were abandoned by loved ones or forgotten in the family shuffles caused by aging, physical distance and death years ago.  Their disabilities are a spectrum of severity, a variety of developmental delays, neuro-motor and communication disorders.  From what their helpers tell me, our Seder is one of the highlights of their year.  We welcome everyone as they come through the door. We play music and sing, we tell the story of the ancient Israelites' liberation from Egypt, we eat a nice meal together and we have fun. We are a noisy bunch performing a boisterous narrative about redemption for people whose voices, literally and symbolically, are imprisoned or extinguished.

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Hudson Valley News
7:33 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Their Day of Action Is To Raise Awareness Of A Federal Agency

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Representatives from grassroots groups across several states will be in Washington, D.C. Thursday to attend a public meeting of a federal commission. They will also be there to protest what they call the agency’s rubber-stamping of natural-gas infrastructure projects.

The Day of Action comes under the banner of “We the People Matter ”, a new organization, and web site, that connects several grassroots groups that Asha Canalos says are fighting similar battles – the agency’s track record of approving natural-gas infrastructure projects despite citizen opposition.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Charity Run Planned to Aid Boston Victims

Credit Ryan Polly

What started as a planned run with friends has broadened into a worldwide effort to raise funds for Mass General and other charities helping the victims of Monday’s bombing in Boston.

Burlington Vermont resident Ryan Polly was running in his first ever marathon on Monday.

He and other marathoners were about a mile from the finish line when the explosions occurred. He initially thought emergency vehicles were responding to a heart attack victim, but as he got closer, he encountered chaos and panic.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Mycologist Seeks Help in Cataloguing Berkshire County's Wild Mushrooms

Mycologist John Wheeler displays mushrooms commonly known as scarlet cups
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

John Wheeler, President of the Berkshire Count Mycological Society,  is searching for volunteers to assist in an effort to catalog species of wild mushrooms. 

For more information:

John Wheeler

413-528-5039

myco260@adelphia.net

 

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Commentary & Opinion
3:42 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Keith Strudler: Boston Tragedy

In 2001, when I was younger and all that goes with that, I was on the US Maccabiah Games triathlon team that would compete in the so-called Jewish Olympics held in Israel every four years. As my friend put it, I wanted to be the world’s fastest Jewish triathlete, something I didn’t do when I competed in the Games four years prior in 1997.

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Sports
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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