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 13, 2012

3:58 PM
Let It Grow
Artist : Eric Clapton
Album : 461 Ocean Boulevard
Composer : Clapton
ReleaseYear : 1974
Label : RSO

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Ulster County
6:05 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Woodstock fire department treasurer charged with embezzlement

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
..::WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas::..

An audit and investigation by the New York State Comptroller into the financial activities of a local Fire Company has ended in an arrest ... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports...

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New England News
4:28 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Undocumented Youths Advocate for DREAM Act Ahead of Elections

Undocumented youths across the country are seeking to bring attention to Congressional candidates who oppose the DREAM Act. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

The DRM Action Coalition hosted a conference call this week where young undocumented activists announced the candidates they wish to bring attention to for their opposition to the DREAM Act. In 2010, the House of Representatives passed the original DREAM Act, but the bill was filibustered in the Senate. Now, ahead of the upcoming election, young DREAMers are speaking out.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Karen Hitchcock - Penn State: Lessons Not Learned

On Tuesday of this week, Jerry Sandusky received a de facto life sentence of 30-60 years for raping, abusing and assaulting some ten young boys.   To this day, Mr. Sandusky denies his guilt and places the blame for his conviction on what he feels is the false testimony of his many victims.  As The New York Times stated in an editorial following the sentencing, “The case of Jerry Sandusky for the serial raping of young boys while a coach in Penn State’s football program ended Tuesday as it began: in denial and delusion.”

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New York News
6:20 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Three Congressional Candidates Participate in Debate

Earlier this week the candidates in the new 21st Congressional district debated in Queensbury.

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New England News
3:45 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Help Offered To Homeless Veterans In Western Massachusetts

Veterans seek help at the "Western Massachusetts Stand Down" held in the Greek Cultural Center at St.George's Church in Springfield MA
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The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is making progress in reducing the number of homeless veterans in the country. But the critical need was evident at an event Friday in Springfield Massachusetts.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

   Hundreds of veterans looking for help filed into a church social hall for an opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 60 agencies and programs, including health care providers, counseling services, and housing specialists.  There were free meals and each could leave with a bag of clothes.

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New York News
3:19 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Cleaner, Greener Communities Program Public Meetings Scheduled

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Cleaner, Greener Communities program has taken off: its mission is to Create Green Jobs, Improve Energy Efficiency, and Reduce Pollution ... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief reports the panel is making a mark in the Capital Region.

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WAMC News
6:20 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

More than a Half-Billion Dollars in Economic Development Initiatives Announced

Senator Patrick Leahy at economic development announcement
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Vermont’s governor, state officials, the state’s Congressional delegation and the owners of the Jay Peak Ski Resort announced nearly 850-million dollars in economic development initiatives that will lead to at least five thousand jobs in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

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Elections
6:16 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Advocacy Group Compares Obama and Romney on Health Care

A non-partisan group has determined that families buying health insurance would pay about twice as much under Mitt Romney than President Barack Obama. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

In a study completed by the national non-profit Familes USA, researches determined that families buying health insurance would pay far more under Mitt Romney’s proposals than President Obama’s signature health care law by 2016, the last year of the next elected president’s term.

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Hudson Valley News
4:00 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Greene County: Prepared For Disaster


New York State funding for anti-terror programs is earmarked for Greene County - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with a county official about the grant and the county's emergency preparedness.


Some ask why a small, peaceful county nestled at the upper end of the mid-Hudson Valley would need money to fight terrorism. Wouldn't it be better spent in Westchester County or New York City?

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Commentary & Opinion
3:34 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

David Nightingale: Dominique Francois Jean Arago (1786 - 1853)

   And who was the 25th President of France?

   Well, I guess this is information for TV's “Jeopardy”, but it was the physicist Dominique Francois Jean Arago, born 50 years after the birth of another statesman/scientist – Ben Franklin.[Ref.1].

   Some may remember from high school a demonstration called “Arago's disk”, wherein a copper or aluminum disc is spun underneath an ordinary compass, and the compass needle begins to swing round also. This is just one of the many experiments Arago did.

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