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
3:45 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

US Attorney For Massachusetts Talks At Conference About Civil Rights Enforcement

The top federal law enforcement official in Massachusetts highlighted efforts to enforce civil rights laws during a speech in Springfield on Friday. The U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Carmen Ortiz, was the keynote speaker at a conference marking the 45th anniversary of the passage of the Federal Fair Housing Act.

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Arts & Culture
3:40 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' spring music selections with Brian Shields

Greg Haymes
Credit Times Union

Nippertown's Greg Haymes stopped by to share some spring music picks with WAMC's Brian Shields:

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New York News
8:41 am
Fri April 12, 2013

New York State Still Awaiting Fracking Decision

New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens, left, speaks at an Earth Week cabinet meeting, April 26, 2012.
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner is expected to release a health report on hydraulic fracturing soon, at least according to a timetable announced in late February. But the Cuomo Administration has already missed several deadlines on fracking.

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New England News
8:40 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Pols React to USPS Plan to Continue Six-Day Delivery

Credit EraserGirl/Wikimedia Commons

Local members of Congress are pleased to see the U.S. Postal Service withdraw its plan to halt Saturday mail delivery. But the decision still leaves several unsolved issues.

Earlier this week the U.S. Postal service announced that it would delay implementation of a plan to halt Saturday mail service sought by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.

The announcement came after the Board of Governors met to discuss a piece of legislation included in the Continuing Resolution passed by Congress last month that requires six-day mail delivery.

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North Country News
8:38 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Physician-Assisted Death Bill Moves to Vermont House for Consideration

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A Death with Dignity, or Physician-Assisted Suicide, bill has moved to the Vermont House for consideration. Among the tasks legislators must determine is which version of the measure to move forward.

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Capital Region News
4:47 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Efforts to open new concert venue in Albany

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An attempt by two Albany entrepreneurs to open a new concert venue at 28 Thatcher Street in the city's downtown warehouse district has met stiff opposition.

Chris Pratt and Alessio Depoli had hoped to give the local music scene a shot in the arm by opening up a mid-range music hall, larger than WAMC's Linda but smaller than the Palace Theater.

The partners own several bars along Broadway and North Pearl Street. The plan to open a new venue at 28 Thatcher Street was a simple one.

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3:46 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas checks in with the evening weather summary for Thursday, April 11, 2013.

Commentary & Opinion
3:41 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Karen Hitchcock: The Meaning of a University

Earlier this month, David Brooks, the well-known New York Times columnist, published an op-ed entitled, “The Practical University”.  In the context of the rapidly-expanding world of online education, Mr. Brooks is correct when he states that we are forced to ask the question, “What is a university for?” His answer: “…universities are places where young people acquire two sorts of knowledge, technical… and practical.” To date, some 452 individuals have either submitted comments about Mr. Brooks’ answer to that question, or have weighed in themselves on this critical matter.

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Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Don Rittner, who shepherded film to Schenectady, readies for The Place Beyond the Pines premiere

Tonight marks the local premiere of the film The Place Beyond The Pines, starring Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta and Ryan Gosling, which was filmed in several Capital Region locales and takes place in Schenectady.

WAMC's Brian Shields spoke with Don Rittner, head of the Schenectady Film Commission, who helped bring the film to town and who has a bit part in the movie.

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Hudson Valley News
6:51 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

County Legislator Sponsors Resolutions Related to Public Corruption

As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was introducing a measure to crack down on political corruption Tuesday, a local legislator in the Hudson Valley started work on a proposal for his county, one he hopes becomes law on the state level as well.

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