WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30PM - 4PM and 6PM - 6:30PM

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 features reports from the award-winning WAMC News team, 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 25 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

Senator Charles Schumer examines parts manufactured at Norsk Titanium
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was in Plattsburgh, New York to tour Norsk Titanium today. The Democrat believes there is great potential for the Defense Department to contract with the airplane part manufacturer.

Lucas Willard

For many, the Labor Day weekend is summer’s last hurrah. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on some of the events happening in our backyard.

Bill Owens: NAFTA Talks

Sep 1, 2017

The United States, Canada and Mexico had their first day of negotiations on Wednesday August 13th, 2017. Prior to the U.S. Trade Representatives, Robert Lighthizer, remarks it was difficult to determine the direction those negotiations might take and their impact on our region. Most of what takes place in Washington has little direct impact on our region. NAFTA is a major exception to that axiom. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 1, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, September 1, 2017.

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Scared and tired, some refugees from Hurricane Harvey recently arrived in the Northeast, hoping to find new homes and new lives. Sixty dogs moved from shelters in Texas as the storm approached, arrived in New York this week, as part of an evacuation effort which included the Hudson Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 31, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Once again, the three Democratic candidates for Albany mayor will get together for a pre-primary debate tonight. This time they will be joined by Green Party candidates.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner received a grilling from state senators at a hearing this week on whether New York is doing enough to combat tick-borne illnesses.

JD Allen / WAMC

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has started to pack it in for the summer season. In Lenox, Massachusetts, Tanglewood was put into boxes bound for Boston.

Keith Strudler: Houston Sports

Aug 30, 2017

It will be but a distant footnote in the epic novel that is Hurricane Harvey, but high school football fans will not be able to watch the opening week slug fest between Katy and Austin Westlake originally scheduled for this Friday night. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 30, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

August 29 Albany mayoral debate at the Hearst Media Center
Times Union

The three Democratic candidates for Albany mayor debated for the second time Tuesday night at the Times Union’s Hearst Media Center before a capacity crowd.

New PFOA Survey Announced At Capitol

Aug 29, 2017
Judith Enck
Karen DeWitt

New York state Department of Health officials have teamed up with a Vermont college to conduct a health survey of people potentially affected by PFOA-polluted water in the Villages of Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh, and in Bennington, Vt.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 29, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Arginas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Stephen Gottlieb: God And Texas

Aug 29, 2017

I mentioned to Ian a couple of weeks ago, as I was preparing to take a brief vacation, that I thought I had enough commentary ready for a couple of months. Ian just smiled and said it might depend on what happened. He didn’t mention a biblical flood in Texas.

Paul Tonko
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko stopped by Albany Medical Center Tuesday morning to headline a press conference on water systems and infrastructure.

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A left-leaning group is asking New York’s top politicians to give back donations from a hedge fund manager who made racially charged comments against the state’s only black female legislative leader. But so far most, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, have held on to the money.

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There are just a few more days until pools in the Northeast close for the season, but a startup from Bennington, Vermont that focuses on pool safety is looking to the future. 

A standard page out of the American Business playbook is that if there is a serious problem emerging down the road, corporate chieftains ramp up a massive disinformation and lobbying campaign to undermine the threat.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 28, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, August 28, 2017.

Charter school advocates

The State University of New York board members overseeing charter schools are in the midst of a public comment period on whether charter school teachers should be allowed to have fewer qualifications than public school teachers.

JD Allen / WAMC

Annie Selke launched a retail store and bed-and-breakfast in downtown Lenox, Massachusetts Tuesday. WAMC and the global, Pittsfield-based textiles company founder and CEO toured her new inn.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

It’s a tradition in thoroughbred horse racing after a major race to drape the winning horse and jockey in a floral blanket. The Kentucky Derby is the Run for the Roses. The Preakness has the black-eyed Susan. With Saratoga Race Course set for its biggest day tomorrow, two blankets will be presented: one for the Personal Ensign and one for the Travers. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on the local woman who has been making blankets for Saratoga for more than two decades.

Bill Owens: What Is Next For Healthcare?

Aug 25, 2017

The Republican Senate’s third failed attempt at repeal and/or replace was a surprise to many, including this writer.  I believed they would get something passed, even for the limited purpose of getting a bill back to the House, and into conference committee.  Senator Graham subsequently announced he had a plan which he would move forward with, but that too seems to have died as Senator McConnell said the Senate is moving on.  President Trump has continued to attack on Twitter those Republican Senators who voted against the last Senate bill, Mr. McConnell and Republicans in general for the failure to pass healthcare reform.       A group of house members from the “Common Sense Caucus” have issued a set of principles to create a framework for healthcare reform.  As yet, beyond the press release, not much has happened.  Will Republicans revisit healthcare, or, in fact, let the repeal and replace mantra die.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 25, 2017

Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, August 25, 2017.

A western-Massachusetts based religious order whose members taught generations of New Englanders in parochial schools has been saved from financial ruin.

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The solar industry is monitoring a pending decision in Washington that some believe could dim the momentum of the industry. Vermont businesses are watching closely.

JD Allen / WAMC

MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts is celebrating art and artists with its latest exhibits — opening in Building 13 tonight. WAMC got a tour as the final pieces of art were being hung.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 24, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, August 24, 2017.

St. Peter’s Hospital CEO Virginia Golden, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Acting Police Chief Bob Sears and other officials at Bethany Reformed Church, August 2017.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

An Albany not-for-profit has teamed up with the city to undertake a traffic study in a rapidly developing stretch.