WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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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 11, 2012

3:58 PM
Lightning Crashes
Artist : Live
Album : Throwing Copper
Composer : Live
ReleaseYear : 1995
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New England News
6:19 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Massachusetts Funding Collaborative Announces Record Donations

The Friends of the Homeless resource center in Springfield MA
Credit WAMC

A group of Massachusetts based foundations and corporations have announced millions in donations to help low income people survive the winter.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

   The statewide funding collaborative, MassNeeds, on Tuesday announced that $8.4 million has been raised  to help poor people with the basic needs of food, heat and shelter this winter. The money comes from 41 corporate, private and public foundations and will be shared by 150  charities .

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New York News
6:00 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Small Business is the Buzzword in Washington

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

It's crunch time in Washington - lawmakers trying to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" are brainstorming to pull the country out of recession - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
 

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New York News
6:01 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

More NY Municipalities Opt To Override Tax Cap

Credit andrewcuomo.com

With another legislative session about to get underway in New York, lawmakers may have to take another look at the tax cap: new data shows about 25 percent of local governments have indicated that they may override the property-tax cap in 2013 — up from 19 percent at the same time last year. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Massachusetts Gov. Sees Opening of Berkshire Wind Farm

Governor Deval Patrick celebrates the opening of the Hoosac Wind Power Project
Lucas Willard WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick joined state and local officials in the Northern Berkshires to mark the opening of the largest on-shore wind project in the Commonwealth. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

The Hoosac Wind Project, a 19-turbine industrial wind farm located in the Berkshire towns of Florida and Monroe was celebrated by state and local officials, General Electric, Iberdrola Renewables, and Governor Deval Patrick.

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New England News
5:44 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Ameristar Exit From Casino Race Leaves People In Springfield Disappointed

Amerstar planned to build a casino on this former industrial site in East Springfield. Now the fate of the property is unknown
Credit WAMC

The announcement by casino operator Ameristar that it is dropping out of the competition for a gambling license in Massachusetts has been greeted by disappointment in Springfield.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

The announcement late Friday by Ameristar came just five weeks after the company’s CEO Gordy Kanofsky, speaking to 200 invited guests inside a large white tent on a former industrial site, boasted about the plans to build a nearly $1 billion dollar resort casino on the property.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:42 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Blair Horner: The Case for Expanding Medicaid

A new report issued by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute – two health care think tanks—described the benefits to states which choose to expand Medicaid coverage as allowed under the federal health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act.  The report found that states will receive more than $9 in federal money for every $1 they spend to cover low-income residents.

That’s right: a $9 to $1 ratio.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Patrick-Murray Administration Reveals New Water Conservation Guidelines

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s administration has released a new framework to help protect water resources in the Commonwealth. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…

This week Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and its agencies released a new set of guidelines that promise to manage water consumption to maintain and conserve healthy rivers and streams.

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New York News
4:03 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

NY Commission Issues Subpoenas & Info Requests

Hurricane Sandy: gone but certainly not forgotten.
Credit NOAA

Central Hudson has been subpoenaed by the New York commission that's investigating the performance of utilities before and after Superstorm Sandy. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
 

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Commentary & Opinion
10:06 am
Fri November 30, 2012

David Nightingale - Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925)

   Oliver Heaviside received not much more than a middle school education, leaving school at 16 -- yet became one of the most famous mathematical physicists of his time [ref.1.].

   In a short biography by Appleyard [ref.2, p.218-9] there are a few drawings of horses by the 11 yr old Oliver, perhaps because his own father was an artist. as well as a wood engraver. The family lived in an impoverished part of Camden Town, London. Nevertheless, his mother's sister was the wife of Charles Wheatstone, famous for the Wheatstone Bridge circuit used in telegraphy.

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Hudson Valley News
4:44 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Superstorm affects MTA

Credit MTA

New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a serious financial hit as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Officials assure riders the cost will NOT be passed on them, but transit advocates say higher fares may be impossible to avoid . Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports 

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