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. 

University of Vermont

The formal groundbreaking for the first phase of a major renovation of the University of Vermont’s Miller Farm facilities was held today.

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A military air base in western Massachusetts is in the running to become home to the next generation of Air Force refueling tanker planes. Along with the new aircraft would come new jobs.

Westover Air Force Reserve Base in Chicopee is one of four bases under consideration by the Pentagon to become home to the KC-46A, which is designed to provide aerial refueling to U.S. military and allied aircraft. The first of the new planes, which are being built by Boeing, is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

On this tax deadline day, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is leading the charge to protect New Yorkers from losing their refunds to identity thieves.

Keith Strudler: Pay The Men, Shirley

Apr 15, 2015

There’s no better feeling than putting your hands in your jeans or jacket pocket only to find a $20 bill you didn’t know what was there. I suppose finding a $100 bill, or maybe a winning lottery ticket would be better. But we’re talking in scope of reality. That $20, or even $5 is found money, an unexpected boost to your personal economy. It’s why I used to stash Monopoly money in my sock when I played as kid. I hoped I’d forget, which I never did, and find it serendipitously when I hoped to make a small hotel investment on Broadway.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Apr 15, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger has presented the City Council with a revised Housing Action Plan. The city’s leaders were originally slated to endorse the plan this month, but their vote has been delayed.

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Arguing "it's now or never for the Hudson River and communities up and down its shores," activists gathered along the riverbank in Green Island today to urge General Electric to meet responsibilities beyond the current EPA-mandated PCB cleanup.

GE is slated to complete an EPA-ordered cleanup as early as this summer, one environmentalists say will leave behind millions of pounds of health-threatening PCB-contaminated sediments both north and south of the Federal Dam in Troy.

Madison, Wisconsin; Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York; the list is endless and growing. And the tears keep flowing. Mostly young Black men deprived of their lives without benefit of any opportunity to defend themselves. They can’t defend themselves physically because that will be treated as a threat on the officers’ lives. They never get a chance to hire an attorney and defend themselves in court. It’s all over before it starts. More lives gone. More families grieving. That, apparently, has become American “justice.”

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Apr 14, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

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Funeral services were held today for an Albany man who died in police custody.  Donald “Dontay” Ivy died April 2nd after being tased during a confrontation with Albany Police.

Officials say the 39-year old Ivy was walking in the wee hours near his home along Lark Street and Second Street when three officers stopped him. At some point their interaction became physical, and Ivy was Tased. Family members said Ivy suffered from schizophrenia and had heart problems.

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