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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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

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New York News
4:30 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Deliver Letter to Cuomo on Last Day for Fracking Comments

Karen DeWitt - Fracking

Anti fracking activists, including Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, attempted to present the state’s environmental agency with over 200,000 comments, on the last day of a public comment period on the gas drilling process.  As Karen DeWitt reports, they also, along with other anti fracking activists, tried to deliver a letter to Governor Cuomo.

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Politics
7:55 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Cuomo 2016?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's aggressive State of the State Speech has fueled speculation that he's already in planning to make a bid for the U.S. Presidency in 2016. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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New York News
7:07 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Women's Equality Act Proposal Draws Much Attention

One of several proposals in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State-of-the-State Speech Wednesday includes a Women’s Equality Act, a ten-point agenda that includes protecting a woman’s freedom of choice by enacting the Reproductive Health Act. And Cuomo made it clear Thursday that he will give the same high-octane effort he gave the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2011 which remains the capstone of his progressive agenda. The Democrat says he's also deciding to disagree with Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who urged Cuomo not to expand abortion rights. 

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North Country News
6:20 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Shumlin Sworn in to Second Term and Delivers State of State

Governor Peter Shumlin
Credit Vermont Governor's Office

Vermont’s five state-wide elected officials were sworn in to their two-year terms of office on Thursday afternoon.  The ceremonies included incumbent Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin taking his oath and delivering his second State of the State address.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:30 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Rabbi Dan Ornstein - Lessons at the Clark

Rabbi Dan Ornstein - Lessons at the Clark

The Clark Art Museum once hosted an exhibition of the works of the great French artist Jacques Louis David, whose magnificent scenes chronicled the French revolution and the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte.  David was a close friend of Napoleon’s as well as his official painter. Napoleon was not at all a modest man.  He once declared, “Power is my mistress,” and looking at his life, we know that he meant it.  A brigadier general at twenty four, Napoleon’s vision of himself was matched fully by his ambitious successes.  Since it’s in the best interests of a court painter to flatter the rulers that he paints, David spared no effort to portray Napoleon, a man of no small ego and accomplishment, as smarter, braver, taller, and stronger than everyone around him.  My favorite example of David’s flattery is his painting of Napoleon crossing the Alps to defeat the Austrians.  Napoleon is dressed regally, exuding confidence, courage and power.  As his troops move forward in the background, he takes a moment from battle to look imperiously at the artist and at us. To lend even greater mightiness and grandeur to Napoleon’s image, David painted him on a sleek, muscular, white battle horse, an awesome example of natural beauty and power.

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WAMC News
3:30 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Afternoon Weather with Meteorologist Garett Argianas - 1/10/13

Your afternoon regional weather summary with meteorologist Garett Argianas.

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Hudson Valley News
6:39 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

They Say the Plans are Ambitious and Important

State Senator David Carlucci, an Independent Democrat, represents the 38th district, which includes a large part of Rockland County, and a small piece of Westchester. Part of his district was hit by Hurricane Sandy, and he says he was all for what the Governor had to say when it comes to improving emergency response and preparedness.

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New England News
4:09 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Home Sale Prices Up, Foreclosures Down In 2012

Hampden County Register of Deeds, Donald Ashe discusses the 2012 real estate market during a press conference.
Credit WAMC

Boosted by higher home sale prices and more transactions spurred by low interest rates the amount of money spent on real estate in Hampden County last year was almost $1 billion, a nine percent increase over 2011, and the most since 2008.  Hampden County Register of Deeds Donald Ashe called it a good year for the housing market in western Massachusetts and he forecast what he called a “ steady healthy market”  for the next six months.

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North Country News
6:20 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Adirondack Groups Call on State Officials to Mandate Lake George Boat Inspections

A coalition of Adirondack and regional environmental groups is calling on state officials to help create a new mandatory boat inspection program for Lake George.


The Adirondack Mountain Club, Protect the Adirondacks, the Adirondack Council, Adirondack Wild and the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter have sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens. The groups say it is past time for a reactive approach to aquatic invasive species and it is vital that the state support mandatory boat inspections and cleaning as proposed by the Lake George Park Commission. Adirondack Mountain Club Executive Director Neil Woodworth says strong state level action is needed.

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New York News
6:08 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

NY Lawmakers Call For Gun Law Changes

As the New York State legislature prepares to reconvene for 2013, a coalition of nearly 100 State legislators is calling for prompt passage of a specific, comprehensive State plan to reduce the firepower available to criminals and stop many preventable acts of gun violence. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

The call for broad new legislation comes in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, CT and Webster, NY, and ongoing gun violence throughout the nation.

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