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 18, 2012

3:58 PM
El Nino
Artist : Jethro Tull
Album : J-Tull Dot Com
Composer : Ian Anderson
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Mosley Music Group, Interscope

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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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New England News
6:13 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Springfield Gas Explosion Adds To Homeless Population

A worker boards up windows at the apartment building for low income people owned by Friends of the Homeless. It was damaged by the natural gas explosion in Springfield MA
Credit WAMC

The natural gas explosion in downtown Springfield Massachusetts last week dealt a blow to the homeless.  There is a shortage of beds at a time of year when demand for accommodations typically increases.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

An 18 room single occupancy apartment building for low income tenants and  a 60 bed nighttime shelter for the homeless were damaged by the blast and ordered by building inspectors to close pending repairs.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

MassDOT Hears Comments on Pittsfield Bridge Project

As the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is developing its plan to replace a bridge over a vital freight rail corridor in Pittsfield, members of the public are being asked for their opinions.  WAMC’s Berkshire bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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Hudson Valley News
4:45 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Vassar to Cull Deer Herd

Credit Vassar/WikiPedia

Vassar College is once again holding a winter cull of the deer herd: Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.


News of the January cull, to be held over the college’s 2012-2013 Winter Break, came in an email Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources Marianne Begemann sent to the Vassar community - saying College has procured a team sharpshooters to kill deer at the colleges' suburban Poughkeepsie Farm and Ecological Preserve, off Hooker Avenue.

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New England News
4:26 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Lower Property Tax Bills Expected In Springfield Mass.

A foreclosed house in Springfield MA
Credit WAMC

Property tax bills for a majority of  homeowners and business owners in Springfield Massachusetts are expected to be lower in 2013.  But the reason won’t make most homeowners happy. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief  Paul Tuthill reports.

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