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. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 31, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

      In advance of the changeover in late October to all-electronic tolling on the Massachusetts Turnpike, officials are distributing free transponders that motorists will need to avoid paying higher rates to travel on the highway.

Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione presided over the marathon 10-hour session at Hoosick Falls Central School.
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A long-awaited New York state Senate hearing on the fallout from PFOA-contaminated water was held Tuesday in Hoosick Falls. Officials and angry residents took to the microphone.

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Monday night’s fire at the Gap Distribution Center in Dutchess County has left hundreds of employees displaced as an investigation into the cause gets under way.

I want to read you a portion of a recent dissent by Justice Sonia Sotomayor in which she explains what I think many do not understand about what happens when police stop people on the street.[1] I will skip her citations but you can read them on the website. She wrote the last part of her dissent for herself alone. I think it is well worth your hearing that portion of her dissent in Justice Sotomayor’s own words:

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 30, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

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     The partnership between the University of Massachusetts flagship campus and the town of Amherst celebrated a milestone today.

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A study believed to be the first of its kind explores the ecological consequences of amphetamines in streams. It was co-authored by a scientist in the Hudson Valley.

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    Labor Day is a week away, but school is back in session in many places including the second-largest public school district in Massachusetts.

Colleges and universities are kicking off their Fall semesters across the state.  As the summer winds down and the dorms open up, it is a good time to review how state policies are impacting higher education.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 29, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, August 29, 2016.

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Albany County Executive Dan McCoy has appointed Judge Stephen Herrick to serve as Albany County Public Defender.

Audrey Kupferberg: London Theater Celebrates Anniversaries

Aug 26, 2016

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago, and theaters all over the world are commemorating the death of the Bard of Avon with productions of his works.  This summer, London venues offered quite a variety of Shakespeare’s plays.  

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 26, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, August 26, 2016.

wind turbines
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A new center is being formed in Vermont to study the sound impact industrial wind turbines have on the surrounding area.  But an advocacy group claims such studies would be biased, pointing to the sponsoring group’s anti-wind stance.

A bicycle sharing station
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      Federal funding has been approved and if all goes according to plan a bike sharing program will debut next summer in four municipalities in western Massachusetts. 

     The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission is coordinating the project. 

     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with chief planner Christopher Curtis.

Senator Bernie Sanders at Our Revolution launch
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When he withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders promised supporters that his movement was only beginning. Last night, Sanders launched “Our Revolution,” the organization and plan to continue his political revolution.  

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The first phase of Albany's Madison Avenue “road diet” is now a reality.  WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports on the latest step to make the Capital City — and one of its busiest streets — more bike-friendly.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was in Springfield today to mark a major milestone in the construction of a $95 million rail car factory.

Karen Magee: Thoughts On Back To School

Aug 25, 2016

In just a few weeks, parents will send their children back to school. Already, we see vans and S-U-Vs on the Thruway, packed to the gills with the belongings that college students need to fill their dorm rooms and start the semester off right.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 25, 2016

  Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, August 25, 2016.  

Keith Strudler: The High Stakes Of An Arm Cross

Aug 24, 2016

Some people – I’d dare say most Americans – would believe that swimmer Ryan Lochte will be the most persecuted athlete in the wake of the Rio Olympic Games. For his foolish antics – and really, more for the bizarre cover-up than the crime itself – he’s lost potentially millions in sponsors, including Speedo, Ralph Lauren, and a bunch of other companies I’ve never heard of. He’ll also be the running joke of late-night TV and probably has keep his hair brown for the near future. But really, it’s not all that bad. I’d imagine he’s back in black within a few months and probably hosting another reality TV show not long thereafter. Don’t cry for Ryan Lochte, not that anyone really is.

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Federal and state agricultural officials met in Connecticut Wednesday to discuss human and animal health concerns as agritourism grows.

Garett Agianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 24, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

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MGM  Resorts International has fired another shot in the border war to block development of a casino in Connecticut that would be a direct competitor to the $950 million casino the company is building in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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A hospital emergency department in the Hudson Valley is set to close in October. However, state officials must still approve the closure and a few elected officials are pushing for denial of the hospital’s request.

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The Republican and Democrat running for Vermont Governor participated in their first broadcast debate Monday night.  While generally polite, the two candidates offered clear differences in their philosophy regarding several issues.

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   Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno Tuesday called for the long-delayed construction of a wood-burning power plant to move forward.  Project opponents, who had a chance encounter with the mayor, say they are not giving up. 

Stephen Gottlieb: Trump’s Audience

Aug 23, 2016

Behind Trump’s remarks and his imperviousness to criticism is the audience he’s after.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 23, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

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