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. 

Keith Strudler: The Apostle Comes to Philly

Apr 22, 2015

Say this for Philadelphia Eagles head football coach Chip Kelly. He must be a man of great faith. Fortunately, his new talent acquisition quarterback Tim Tebow also has a robust sense of faith, if perhaps in different artifacts. While Tebow wears his religious devotion on his muscular sleeve, Chip Kelly clearly has faith in a series of largely unproven young quarterbacks that most other NFL teams have quickly forgotten. That includes Mark Sanchez, presumptive starter Sam Bradford, and Matt Barkley. These were all great college quarterbacks whose glory days may have reached their zenith back on campus.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Apr 22, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

On Earth Day Eve, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 88 revitalization and rehabilitation projects, totaling $71.7 million, will be completed at 60 state parks and historic sites across New York this year. The state Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation was in the Hudson Valley to talk about some local projects today.

Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Rose Harvey was at Bear Mountain State Park Tuesday to highlight 18 projects in the Mid-Hudson region that are on the receiving end of $13.4 million.


Restaurant Week, which is a fixture on the cultural calendars in many cities, will debut this week in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

The first Springfield Restaurant Week will feature 18 participating eateries charging the fixed price of $20.15 per person for a 2-3 course dinner meal.  It is being held April 23-May 2.

" We want to show people that Springfield is happening, " said Morgan Drewniany, assistant director of the Springfield Business Improvement District, which is administering and publicizing the event.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Apr 21, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, April 21, 2015.


The second oldest YMCA in the United States is beginning a new era in Springfield, Massachusetts with plans to expand.

The Greater Springfield YMCA is eyeing the location of a blighted long-abandoned car dealership building for a new headquarters in a campus setting that would include an outdoor athletic field along with a family center to serve a nearby public housing project.

Kirk Smith, CEO of the Springfield YMCA, said due diligence is taking place on the former Mutual Ford property at Bay St. and Berkshire Ave.

Blair Horner: Lawmakers Return To Albany

Apr 20, 2015

This week lawmakers return to the Capitol to begin the second half, the non-budgetary, part of the 2015 legislative session.  The second half of session likely will be dominated by a handful of issues, including some that dropped off the table during budget negotiations.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Apr 20, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, April 20, 2015.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was at the Nova Bus manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh this morning where she announced legislation to enhance manufacturing education at the nation’s four-year colleges.


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.