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 York News
3:53 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

SUNY Chancellor Points A New Direction For 2015

Credit SUNY

The State University of New York has set an ambitious new goal for graduation. The nation’s largest public university system wants to hand out 150,000 diplomas every year by 2020, up from the current 93,000.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher laid out the plans today in her fifth annual State of the University address.

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Arts & Culture
3:45 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' January Musical Selections

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Nippertown's Greg Haymes is here with his January musical selections. 

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WAMC News
3:45 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

  Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, January 23, 2015. 

New York News
6:30 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Local Officials Hear Summary Of Governor’s Budget

New York State Division of Veterans Affairs Director Eric Hesse outlines the governor's budget at a presentation in Plattsburgh.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Though they were overshadowed by news of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest, members of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet fanned out across the state to present his budget directly to community leaders today. In Plattsburgh this afternoon, the Director of Veterans Affairs outlined the budget’s North Country highlights. 

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Karen Hitchcock: Is College-Completion Enough?

In the January 20th, 2015 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education there was an unfortunate – but quite revealing – juxtaposition of two major articles. The first, by Kelly Field, was entitled, “6 Years in and 6 to Go, Only Modest Progress on Obama’s College-Completion Goal;” the second, by Casey Fabris, “College Students Think They’re Ready for the Work Force. Employers Aren’t so Sure.”

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, January 22, 2015. 

North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

North Country Congressional Reaction To State Of The Union Address

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President Obama’s State of the Union address touched on a number of issues of concern in New York’s North Country and Vermont.

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New England News
6:13 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Boosters Of Boston Bid For Olympics Detail Plans

An artist's rendering shows the temporary Olympic stadium that would be constructed in Boston if the city is awarded the 2024 Summer Games.
Credit Boston2024

The group working to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic games to Boston unveiled details of the proposal today.

       Most of the venues for the proposed Boston Olympics would be grouped into two clusters, one on the South Boston waterfront and the other along the Charles River on the campuses of Harvard, MIT, and Boston University.  Twenty-eight of the 33 venues would be within a radius of about 6 miles. Twenty-six of the venues are no more than a ten-minute walk from a public transit stop.

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Sports
3:52 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Keith Strudler: The One That Got Away

One the most powerful words in sports, in life really, is regret. The sporting past is a road map of wins and, more importantly, the ones you should have won. Just ask a fisherman. It’s always the one that got away. For the Green Bay Packers, one got away on Sunday. With less than four minutes in the fourth quarter of last weekend’s NFC Championship Game and holding a commanding 19-7 lead that felt much greater, and with the ball, it seemed the only thing that could keep the Packers from a trip to the Super Bowl was divine intervention or willful intent. In fact, in that very penultimate moment, the Packers had a 97% chance of winning, according to the wonky sports statisticians that calculate this stuff.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

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