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 19, 2012

3:58 PM
Air Traffic Control
Artist : Jets to Brazil
Album : Four Cornered Night
ReleaseYear : 2000
Label : Jade Tree Records

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New England News
6:00 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Conservationists Celebrate Completion of Berkshire Stream Restoration

The restoration site of the former dam on Thunder Brook
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Officials with the US fish and Wildlife service, the Massachusetts Dept of Fish and Game, stakeholders, conservationists, and others today came together in Cheshire to celebrate the completion of the Thunder Brook restoration project. Thunder Brook runs down Mount Greylock and feeds into the Hoosic River.

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New York News
5:29 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Cuomo, NY Congressional Leaders Urge Action on Sandy Aid

Governor Cuomo appeared with leaders of New York’s congressional delegation to urge Congress to finally act on a federal aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy, seven weeks after the destructive storm.

Governor Cuomo, and New York’s congressional delegation say it’s taking longer to secure federal money for victims of Superstorm Sandy than it did for Congress to act after Katrina.

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WAMC News
3:30 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Afternoon Weather with Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Your WAMC regional weather summary with  meteorologist Garett Argianas.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Holyoke Mayor Now Shuts The Door To Casino Developers

Credit Alex Morse

The mayor of Holyoke Massachusetts has changed his mind, again, on the casino issue. Mayor Alex Morse’s surprise decision  cuts the competition for the lone casino license available in western Massachusetts.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

   In another stunning switch, Mayor Alex Morse announced Thursday that he once again opposes any casino development in Holyoke.  The change came less than three weeks after Morse had angered many of his political supporters by announcing he would open the door to casino developers.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

State Officials Celebrate New HHS Center in North Adams

State officials from Massachusetts gathered to celebrate the opening of a consolidated Health and Human Services center in North Adams. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

An open house was held in downtown North Adams to mark the completion of the state’s fifth consolidated HHS Center – which combines several agencies under the umbrella of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services under one roof.

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Hudson Valley News
4:49 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Gipson Will Go To Albany: Saland Concedes in the 41st

Senator Steve Saland

One of the four Republican Senators who broke ranks with the party to publicly support same-sex marriage in New York has conceded defeat. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos issued a statement wishing Dutchess County Senator Steve Saland "all the best" as Saland's 32-year long career in the State Legislature officially came to an end with a congratulatory telephone call to his opponent Terry Gipson, who will represent the newly redrawn 41st District at the State Capitol. Gipson says it was "a pleasure" to hear from Saland.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Broadband Funding Available to Berkshire Businesses

Small businesses in the Berkshires are being encouraged to apply for a grant that would allow them to expand their use of technology and broadband internet. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

Between now and January 31st, some small businesses in the Berkshires are eligible to apply for funding that would serve to expand their use of broadband technology. The initiative is managed by the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation, or PERC.

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Hudson Valley News
4:34 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Rep. Hayworth Passes Torch to Maloney

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth
Credit WikiPedia

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth may be approaching the end of her term, but that hasn't changed her daily routine or her concern for her constituents. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Love her or hate her, Nan Hayworth has made her mark on Washington. The outgoing GOP representative from New York’s 19th Congressional District, rode in on the Tea Party wave two years ago. She was targeted this week by activists as part of a national day of action demanding that Congress avoid the fiscal cliff, extend middle class tax cuts and end them for the wealthiest 2% of Americans.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:24 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Stephen Gottlieb: Why We Need a Carbon Tax

I hope you heard Steven Leibo’s commentary last week. If not, you can find it by searching for Leibo's World Watch. He focused on the need for a carbon tax. I’d like to follow up.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Activists Urge Sen. Kerry To Stand Firm Against Benefit Cuts

Activists meet with Meghan Leahy ( back to camera) policy advisor to US Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to urge Kerry to oppose cuts to social safety net programs
Credit WAMC

Progressive activists are staging demonstrations and taking other actions across the country Monday to urge no cuts to social safety net programs be part of any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.  In western Massachusetts they took the message to a district office of the state’s senior US Senator John Kerry.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

In demanding no cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, Jenny Daniell, an organizer with MoveOn, said they wanted to remind Senator Kerry that Main Street, not Wall Street,  won the last election.

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