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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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

Credit Joefaust, Wikimedia Commons

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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New England News
6:31 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Irish Flag Raised At City Hall In Recognition Of St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day was observed at Springfield City Hall where the mayor read a proclamation, the Springfield Parade Committee's award winners were announced and the Irish flag was raised
Credit WAMC

Massachusetts is the most Irish state in the country, with just over 21 percent of the population saying they are of Irish descent.  So, it is not surprising Saint Patrick’s Day is cause for ceremony and celebration.

   About 200 people gathered in front of Springfield City Hall Tuesday morning and watched the green, white, and orange flag of Ireland raised up a pole to fly over the city hall plaza for the day.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Trustees Approve Development District For Hotel Project

Lake Flower in Saranac Lake
Credit Mwanner/Wikimedia Commons

A controversial hotel development project can take the next step forward after Saranac Lake officials approved a new zoning law.

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Capital Region News
3:53 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Schenectady: Jay Street Demolition Plans Fast-Tracked

Credit American Red Cross

Plans to demolish two Schenectady buildings gutted by a March 6 fire are now in high gear.

Monday, Schenectady's corporation counsel disclosed the probe of the fire that destroyed two Jay Street apartment buildings had been officially declared a criminal investigation.  Searchers going through the rubble have found remains of at least four people to date. About 60 people were left homeless.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Stephen Gottlieb: Radicalization

Identification of Jihadi John as a British citizen and college graduate has given rise to discussion about what radicalizes young people. There is no single answer but one aspect is to provide alternatives to the choice between deep frustration and dangerous radicalization.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, March 17, 2015. 

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