WAMC Northeast Report

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

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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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, January 22, 2015. 

North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

North Country Congressional Reaction To State Of The Union Address

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President Obama’s State of the Union address touched on a number of issues of concern in New York’s North Country and Vermont.

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New England News
6:13 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Boosters Of Boston Bid For Olympics Detail Plans

An artist's rendering shows the temporary Olympic stadium that would be constructed in Boston if the city is awarded the 2024 Summer Games.
Credit Boston2024

The group working to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic games to Boston unveiled details of the proposal today.

       Most of the venues for the proposed Boston Olympics would be grouped into two clusters, one on the South Boston waterfront and the other along the Charles River on the campuses of Harvard, MIT, and Boston University.  Twenty-eight of the 33 venues would be within a radius of about 6 miles. Twenty-six of the venues are no more than a ten-minute walk from a public transit stop.

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Sports
3:52 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Keith Strudler: The One That Got Away

One the most powerful words in sports, in life really, is regret. The sporting past is a road map of wins and, more importantly, the ones you should have won. Just ask a fisherman. It’s always the one that got away. For the Green Bay Packers, one got away on Sunday. With less than four minutes in the fourth quarter of last weekend’s NFC Championship Game and holding a commanding 19-7 lead that felt much greater, and with the ball, it seemed the only thing that could keep the Packers from a trip to the Super Bowl was divine intervention or willful intent. In fact, in that very penultimate moment, the Packers had a 97% chance of winning, according to the wonky sports statisticians that calculate this stuff.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, January 21, 2015.

WAMC News
12:30 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

#SOTU 2015 - NY Representatives React

Paul Tonko, Barack Obama
Credit WAMC photo by Jim Levulis

In his first State of the Union Address to a Republican-controlled Congress, President Barack Obama outlined an earnest agenda infused in Democratic priorities.   

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Hudson Valley News
1:54 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Bard Professor Leads Study On Flooding And Biodiversity

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A new study published this week and led by a Bard College biology professor shows catastrophic flooding can be mitigated by protecting biodiversity.  WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the lead author, who says though the flooding was studied in Germany, there could be comparisons to the Hudson Valley.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Coalition Calls For Tax On Sugared Beverages

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Two years after a similar effort went nowhere in Montpelier, a coalition of Vermont groups is hoping to convince legislators to impose a tax on sugared beverages.

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Capital Region News
6:29 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Authorities On Heightened Alert After Latest Lansingburgh Arson

Credit Troy Fire Department

A string of arsons in one Troy neighborhood has residents on edge and authorities on high alert.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Cuomo Outlines Infrastructure Plans, Says He'll Take On "Education Industry"

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State and budget address on Wednesday.
Credit Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continued the rollout of his 2015 agenda Tuesday with details of an infrastructure plan that includes upgrading New York City region airports to providing broadband for upstate rural areas. The governor also offered clues to another key item: education, where he seems determined to take on the status quo.

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