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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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Quebec Elections Oust Parti-Quebecois In Stunning Defeat

Quebec flag
Credit Dark Evil/Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

On March 5th, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois called a provincial election in hopes of gaining a majority government for her Parti Quebecois.  But her campaign faltered, and the results of Monday’s election delivered a crushing defeat to the P-Q and gave Quebec’s Liberals a majority government. As WAMC’s Pat Bradley reports, the results are closely watched in the North Country.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Glens Falls Derailment May Warrant Closer Look At Rail Infrastructure

Credit Tipiac-Alain Caraco/Wikimedia Commons

A train derailment earlier this week in Glens Falls has some local officials suggesting it may be time to reexamine the area’s infrastructure.

On Monday afternoon, a train carrying ammonia derailed in Glens Falls, jumping tracks near the Lehigh Northeast Cement Company.

Ed Greenberg, a spokesman for Canadian Pacific, the company that owns the tracks, said emergency protocols were initiated swiftly, the two tanker cars were placed back on the tracks, and traffic was resumed by Tuesday morning.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Keith Strudler: Masiello Limps Back To Manhattan

The last few weeks have been rocky for Steve Masiello, to say the least. It started back in early March, when the Manhattan College head men’s basketball coach led the Jaspers to a berth in the NCAA tournament, where they almost upended the highly regarded Louisville Cardinals. On the backs of that, Masiello was offered the head coaching spot at the University of South Florida, a step into the big leagues for the high rising 36-year-old.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, April 9, 2014. 

WAMC News
6:30 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

On Equal Pay Day New York’s Junior Senator Outlines Women’s Pay Equity Initiatives

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Today is Equal Pay Day, the date in 2014 on which women catch up to men’s average 2013 wages. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand outlined her efforts to close the wage gap.

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New England News
6:22 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

City's Longest Serving DPW Chief Announces Retirement

Springfield City Engineer Chris Cignoli, who will become the DPW Director on June 1st when Al Chwalek retires.
Credit WAMC

The longest serving director of public works in Springfield, Massachusetts is calling it a career. The city’s mayor has announced plans for a smooth transition in a department responsible for many essential city services.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Global Warming And Human Politics

I just got back from Chicago where I attended a national meeting of political scientists.  One of them described at length the local, national and international barriers to doing anything about climate change.  His basic point was that those whose livelihood seemed to depend on activities that are bringing on climate change  are strategically placed to prevent the rest of us from doing anything.  His point is that to make anything happen  it would be necessary to make people come to think about what they are doing as wrong  in the teeth of evidence that it is good for them in their own lifetimes.  That also makes them totally resistant to the idea that climate change is happening,  that human activity is a substantial cause of the change, that it will do any damage  and that it is worth dealing with.  Ouch for the rest of us.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Blair Horner: A Milestone In Helping The Uninsured

The nation hit a milestone last week:  the deadline for signing up for coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act.  Despite an unbelievable torrent of mistakes, criticisms, deceptive ads, and outright lies (remember the claims of so-called “death panels”?), enrollment in newly-created health marketplaces hit an estimated 7 million enrollees – the goal set by the Administration last June.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, April 7, 2014.

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