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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October 19, 2012

3:38 PM
Solare
Artist : Jim Sande
Album : Il Progretto D'amore
Composer : Sande
Label : Labile Music 34
3:42 PM
Gospel Ship
Artist : Lost Radio Rounders
Album : Heaven's Radio: The Gospel Songs of the Carter Family
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Self-Released
3:44 PM
Hot House
Artist : Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Album : Hot House
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Concord Jazz
3:48 PM
Down at the County
Artist : Professor Louie & the Crowmatix
Album : Wings On Fire
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Woodstock Records
3:53 PM
Oobleck Waltz
Artist : Oobleck
Album : Tell Your Mom I Said Hi
Label : Self-Released
3:58 PM
Love Rollercoaster
Artist : Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album : Beavis & Butt-Head Do America
Composer : W/S/B/J/M/P/B
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Geffen

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New England News
6:00 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Governor Welcomes Affordable Housing Development in Pittsfield

Gov. Deval Patrick talks to the crowd at the opening of the Rice Silk Mill in Pittsfield.

Today in Pittsfield the Governor of Massachusetts joined local and state officials to announce the opening of a brand new affordable housing building set to help revitalize a working class neighborhood. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

Governor Deval Patrick stood in the community room of the newly opened Rice Silk Mill, a 45-unit affordable housing building in Pittsfield’s Morningside neighborhood to pay tribute to the team work it took to make the project a reality.

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Elections
3:32 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Gipson finds Cuomo's Saland endorsement "incredibly disturbing"

Terry Gipson

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cross-party endorsement of Republican Senator Stephen Saland could be a blow to Rhinebeck Village Board of Trustees member Terry Gipson, the Democrat in the three-way race for the 41st district seat. Cuomo says he’s endorsing Saland to honor his courage in breaking with his party to vote for same-sex marriage last year. Gipson spoke with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

New York News
6:20 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Mission of Hope Receives Entire Nursing Home Contents for Nicaragua Poverty Project

The North Country Mission of Hope works to help the impoverished in Nicaragua.  Annual trips by volunteers from New York’s North Country have aided schools, medical clinics and hospitals. The group, based in Plattsburgh, just received its second largest donation of materials.

Old hospital beds, chairs, file cabinets, wash basins, dressers, even bathroom sinks were being loaded onto trucks at the old Cedar Hedge Nursing Home in Rouses Point.    

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New England News
6:00 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

New Advocacy Group Focuses on Arts in Massachusetts

This week, arts and cultural leaders in the Berkshires welcomed the launch of a new statewide advocacy organization that places an emphasis on arts education and arts as economic development. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

At the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield this week, supporters gathered to introduce MASSCreative. Matt Wilson, MASSCreative’s Executive Director, said that the organization is ready to send a unified political message advocating for arts education and building strong communities.

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Ulster County
3:30 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Bakery wins $4.6 million federal loan to expand in Ulster

"The funding is the yeast that literally raises the dough..." ~ Sen. Charles Schumer
U.S. Senate

A new bakery is being hailed as economic shot-in-the-arm for the town of Ulster - Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer announced this week that Bread Alone, Inc. & Largay, LLC have been jointly awarded a Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan for a total of 4-point-6 Million Dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. This funding will be used to acquire a 26-thousand square foot facility at 2105 Ulster Avenue, which will be converted into a commercial bakery and retail outlet.

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New York News
6:25 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

New York City Transit Officials Visit Plattsburgh Transit Manufacturing Plant

Thomas Prendergast with Bombardier Transportation General Manager Plattsburgh Unit Alain Aumais
WAMC

The heads of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and New York City Transit were in Plattsburgh Wednesday afternoon.  

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Elections
6:00 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Fact Check: Romney's Stance on Gun Control

In last night’s presidential debate, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney stated that while in Boston both sides came together to create an assault weapons ban. But is that statement accurate? WAMC’s Lucas Willard did some fact-checking and filed this report.

In last night’s presidential debate, moderator Candy Crowley pressed Mitt Romney’s stance on a federal assault weapons ban – asking why he came from supporting an assault weapons ban in Massachusetts to not supporting a federal ban. This was his response.

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New England News
4:32 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Work Begins To Remove Dam In Pelham Massachusetts

The Bartlett Rod Shop Co. Dam on the Amethyst Brook in Pelham, MA, which is being removed in a $193,000 project
WAMC

Work began Wednesday  in the western Massachusetts town of  Pelham to remove a public safety threat and at the same time provide an ecological benefit to the region.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

Environmental officials, and others celebrated as work began to remove a stone dam on the Amethyst Brook. It will result  in better water quality and open a corridor for the migration of aquatic wildlife, according to  Wendi Weber, the northeast regional director for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Vermont Attorney General Candidates Debate

One of the most-watched contests in Vermont this election season is the race for the state Attorney General.  The state’s largest newspaper recently hosted a debate between the three candidates vying for the position.

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New England News
3:50 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Massachusetts Launches Electronic Medical Records Exchange

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick speaks via videoconference between Mass General Hospital in Boston and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield to mark launch of electronic medical records exchange
WAMC

Massachusetts launched a network Tuesday to allow healthcare providers to share patient’s electronic medical records.  It was hailed as a milestone in the effort to bring better coordination to the cumbersome health care system.. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

  

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