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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Capital Region News
6:18 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Troy, Schenectady Demolitions, Investigations

Credit Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

The U.S. Attorney's office is looking into some building demolitions that took place in Troy back in 2013, while demolition experts in Schenectady have begun the slow process of taking down apartment buildings gutted in a March 6 fire.

About two years ago the city of Troy ordered the emergency demolition of four buildings along King Street. The directive was given when then-city engineer Russ Reeves was out-of-town.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Karen Magee: About Those Standardized Tests…

If you’re listening right now, you’ve probably taken a test.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, March 19, 2015.

New England News
6:30 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

House Committee Supports Ban On Teacher Strikes

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The House Committee on Education heard testimony Tuesday on a proposal that would ban teacher strikes and contract terms imposed by school boards in Vermont.

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New York News
5:55 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Farm Bureau Cautions Against Minimum Wage Increases

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The New York Farm Bureau is concerned about what impact January’s minimum wage increase and proposed new hikes would have on the state’s agricultural sector.

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New England News
4:28 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Northeast Casino Competition For Gamblers Expected To Grow

A casino arms race is occurring across the Northeast.  States from New York to Maine are looking to expand gambling options for their residents and visitors.  Casino industry expert Clyde Barrow of the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley sees continued escalation.

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Sports
3:52 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Keith Strudler: After Rookie Season, Chris Borland Calls It A Career

The average NFL career spans all of three years. So from that perspective, the now former San Francisco 49ers linebacker only cheated himself of two years, having successfully completed a strong rookie season. Of course, that’s simply an average, so we’ll never know how long Borland’s career might have spanned. But Borland, who voluntarily left the team and the league, is largely considering the law of averages in his departure, so it’s only fitting means and medians be considered.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

New England News
12:08 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Mass. Attorney General Wants To Ban E-Cigarette Sales To Minors

The Massachusetts Attorney General is proposing to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.  There is currently a void in Massachusetts regulations that has led to a patchwork of local restrictions on the sale and use of the new product.  

       Attorney General Maura Healey Tuesday proposed regulations that would treat e-cigarettes like tobacco products, including banning sales to people under 18 years old, prohibiting free give-a-ways or sampling, require the products be kept behind store counters, and banning vending machine sales except in adults-only establishments.

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Hudson Valley News
11:40 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Putnam County Bans Polystyrene In Its Government Facilities

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A ban on plastic foam for government facilities in New York’s Putnam County takes effect in a few months. Environmentalists are applauding, but a trade association expresses disappointment.

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