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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September 13, 2012

3:58 PM
Let It Grow
Artist : Eric Clapton
Album : 461 Ocean Boulevard
Composer : Clapton
ReleaseYear : 1974
Label : RSO

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New York News
5:43 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Walmart Could Bring Debate Back To Ballston

Credit Jared C. Benedict/Wikimedia Commons

Walmart has announced that it once again plans to build a new store in the Southern Saratoga County town of Ballston, but the presence of the retailer in the community may still prove controversial.

The nation’s largest retailer announced plans this week to build a new store in Ballston in a commercial development near the corners of Routes 50 and 67.

Walmart says the new store would bring with it 300 jobs, most of them fulltime positions.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:46 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Karen Hitchcock: Problems With Big-Time College Sports - Are Unions The Answer?

On March 26, 2014, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board, Peter Sung Ohr, issued a ruling which has sent shock waves throughout the world of big-time college sports.  In short, he ruled that football players receiving full scholarships at the Big Ten school, Northwestern University, qualify as employees and are, therefore, able to unionize under federal law. Northwestern, as expected, has formally requested a review of this decision, a ruling which has engendered spirited debates around the country. On the one hand, Northwestern football players cite the requirements and restrictions applied to them as scholarship-holding  athletes, conditions which they feel render them de facto employees, while Northwestern contends that  college athletes are students, first and foremost, and therefore do not qualify as employees. 

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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New York News
6:22 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Leaders Discuss Funding Priorities With Sen. Gillibrand At SUNY Adirondack

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited with community leaders in Queensbury, New York, today to hear from local officials their economic development needs.

On the campus of SUNY Adirondack, New York’s junior senator met with leaders of the business community and public officials from Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga counties.

Ed Bartholomew, president of EDC Warren County, addressed the upcoming closure of General Electric’s capacitor manufacturing plant in Fort Edward…

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WAMC News
6:20 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Boston's Pride And Safety Precautions Are At A High

It’s been a year since the Boston Marathon bombing and many are still physically and emotionally wounded. From Western New England University, Mya Coviello reports on the meaning of Monday’s marathon for the victims, runners, Boston, and the country.

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Sports
3:50 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Keith Strudler: The Return Of Michael Phelps

Welcome back Michael Phelps. After a year or two on dry land, it seems you’ve reentered your natural habitat.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, April 16, 2014. 

New England News
3:45 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Preserver Of Titanic History Dies

Edward Kamuda, in 2012, next to a model of the Titanic at the headquarters of the Titanic Historical Society
Credit WAMC

A man who as a teenager became fascinated with the Titanic and devoted his life to preserving the history of the doomed luxury liner has died in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Edward Kamuda founded the Titanic Historical Society in 1963 and as its president developed it into an invaluable resource for scientific researchers, explorers, historians, film-makers, and people simply fascinated, as Kamuda was, with the stories of the survivors.

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New England News
6:39 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Progress Reported On Casino Impact Research Project

Credit Triin Q's photostream Flickr

Thousands of Massachusetts residents are being surveyed as part of multi-year, multi-million dollar research project on the social and economic impacts of introducing casino gambling to the state.

The members of the UMass Amherst led research team say initial results will be reported to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in September. These findings will be the baseline that will be used to measure changes in problem gambling, domestic violence, housing prices and a host of other socio-economic factors as casinos open over the next one to three years.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Conference Assesses Socioeconomic Impact Of Nuclear Plant Closure

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
Credit Entergy/NRC

A conference at Landmark College earlier this month focused on the socioeconomic ramifications of Vermont Yankee’s closure and how lessons learned here — and previous nuclear plant closures — could aid other communities facing future nuclear plant shutdowns.

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