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
6:03 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Capital Region Sustainability Plan: Draft Plan Available for Review

A draft of The Capital Region Sustainability Plan is now available for review and comment - more from Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas

A coalition of Capital Region municipalities and organizations has received funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to create a regional sustainability plan as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Cleaner, Greener Communities Program.

Public workshops held throughout the 8 counties and on-line yielded hundreds of strategies.

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WAMC News
3:30 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Afternoon Weather with Meteorologist Garett Argianas - 12/31/12

Your afternoon regional weather summary with meteorologist Garett Argianas.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:15 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Blair Horner: A Look Back on the Fight Against Cancer

Blair Horner
Credit C.W. McKeen / The Post - Standard, 2006

The dawn of a new year is the time to reflect and to plan a new course.  When it comes to fighting cancer, in 2012 New York took one significant step forward by restricting the use of indoor tanning booths.  As 2013 dawns, more steps are needed.

First some background:  In July, Governor Cuomo signed into law a new restriction on the use of tanning beds by children.  The law, which went into effect in August, bans the use of indoor tanning beds for those aged 16 years old and younger. 

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New England News
6:24 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Kwanzaa Celebration At Springfield City Hall

Credit WAMC

Kwanzaa, the seven day African American cultural celebration is underway. The city of Springfield Massachusetts Friday held its third annual official observance at city hall.    WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

Leaders of Springfield’s African American community stressed the seven principles that are the foundation of Kwanzaa  and the significance of each principle in building a stronger family and city. The audience, which included about 50 young children were encouraged to continue, or in some cases, begin a tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa at home.

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Capital District News
6:07 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

New York Army National Guard Dispatchs Helicopter and Crew to Tex-Mex Border for Law Enforcement S

A New York Army National Guard UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopter.
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The New York Army National Guard will send one of its two new UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopters-and an accompanying three-member aircrew from its Latham operations center to the Texas/Mexico border next week. Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
 

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New York News
4:26 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Andrew Cuomo, Environmentalist?

Governor Cuomo's office responded to a request for comment by emailing a single-page copy of Veto #176.
Credit Governor Andrew Cuomo

This month Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his veto of the Environmental Protection Fund Enhancement Act, which would have added $56 million of existing Bottle Bill revenues to the Environmental Protection Fund  over six years. The veto caused some to question whether or not the Governor was an environmentalist.
 Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
 

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New England News
6:25 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Mass. Advocates, Lawmakers Want Action on Mental Illness in Next Session

In the weeks following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn, politicians and pundits across the country have been searching for a solution to help prevent a similar tragedy from occurring in the future – and in the neighboring state of Massachusetts, lawmakers and advocates are hoping that a discussion on mental health issues can be made a priority in the next legislative session. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more...

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Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Keith Strudler - 2012 In Review

So as years go, 2012 may not have been our finest.  But, alas, and mercifully, it is coming to a close.  Yet generally time is not the best aid to remembrance nor perspective.  And with that we look back on the year that’s nearly past, not with an acute vision on recent events but with a more reflective eye on this year’s whole body of work.  In other words, sometimes it’s hard to remember something that happened even a month ago, much less 10 or 11.

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New England News
3:36 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Bennington Housing Authority Rated "Substandard"

After a housing authority in Southern Vermont failed to pass an inspection by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development earlier this year, the agency must now submit a corrective plan to federal authorities to address its inadequacies. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

The Bennington Housing Authority was initially notified by mail this month that it was designated as “substandard”, and now has until December 30th to submit a corrective plan to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Region 1.

Liz Montaquila is a spokeswoman for HUD…

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New England News
3:35 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

High School Students Hold Vigil For Sandy Hook Shooting Victims

Students and faculty at the High School of Commerce in Springfield MA hold a vigil for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
Credit WAMC

Many observances are taking place today to mark one week since the school shooting in Newtown Connecticut.  A student initiated vigil was held at a high school in Springfield Massachusetts. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

Hundreds of students, faculty and staff filled the auditorium Friday morning at Springfield’s High School of Commerce to remember fellow students, friends and colleagues who were killed by a gunman at the Sandy Hook School.   The vigil included a song, and  several student authored poems read aloud by their teachers

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