WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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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A new phase in what is said to be the largest mill redevelopment project in New England is under way in Ludlow, Massachusetts. 

A 1.5- mile long riverwalk is being built as part of the redevelopment of the Ludlow Mills, a sprawling complex of more than 60 buildings on 170 acres.  The walk, which will be constructed of recycled brick, will feature markers highlighting the history of the mills and observation areas along the banks of the Chicopee River.

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Officials Thursday marked the first North American Meetings Industry Day by highlighting success at the Saratoga Springs City Center.

Audrey Kupferberg: Snowpiercer

Apr 17, 2015

People are talking about a 2013 feature called SNOWPIERCER by South Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong.  It’s a sci-fi thriller about the aftermath of a failed climate-change experiment that freezes the Earth.  Most of the planet’s population dies, but a number are saved and boarded onto a train that circles the globe in an endless ride.  It is a train controlled by a self-proclaimed leader named Wilford, whose company designed the unique self-sustainable convoy.  When the film opens, the survivors have been passengers for eighteen years.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Apr 17, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, April 17, 2015.

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 Is he or isn't he?

Conflicting reports appeared this week concerning New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez making a run for Congressman Chris Gibson's seat come 2016.

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Some state and local officials today assailed the Poughkeepsie common council’s discussion of a safe storage gun law. They say Second Amendment rights are at risk and are threatening to sue to stop any such ordinance. Meanwhile, the common council member who raised the issue says opponents are blowing the matter out of proportion. 

Lawmakers received a report from the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Forests Parks and Recreation Thursday indicating that the state’s forested lands are in danger of fragmentation.

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Pope Francis recently called the Armenian massacre the “first genocide of 20th century.” With many areas marking Genocide Awareness Month, the killings and their aftermath are being discussed tonight at Siena College.

Michael Meeropol: Do We Really Want To Go To War With Iran

Apr 16, 2015

Let’s get real.  Do you want the US to go to war with Iran in a futile attempt to stop them from acquiring a nuclear weapon?   That’s what those who are trying to torpedo the deal that is being negotiated seem to want.   For most of the Republicans it appears that it is more important to damage President Obama than to avoid war.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Apr 16, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, April 16, 2015.

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