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 18, 2012

3:58 PM
El Nino
Artist : Jethro Tull
Album : J-Tull Dot Com
Composer : Ian Anderson
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Mosley Music Group, Interscope

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New England News
6:23 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

State Funds Cancer Research Project At Western New England University

Western New England University's Sleith Hall which houses the engineering department
Credit WAMC

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has awarded a major grant to Western New England University in Springfield for a cancer research project.

Western New England University will use the $500,000 grant to purchase equipment for the development of new tests for cancer drugs using live cells from cancer patients.  Dr. Anthony English, a professor of biomedical engineering said it will be cutting edge research that could lead to the production of more cost-effective personalized cancer treatments.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Michael Meeropol: Opponents Of Raising The Minimum Wage Seek To Muddy The Waters With Name-Calling

Have you ever heard of the Employment Policies Institute?   It’s one of those so-called “research” organizations that are actually public relations fronts for some special interest groups.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, April 4, 2014. 

North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Striking Union Drivers Approve New Contract

CCTA strikers
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Eighteen days after Chittenden County Transit Authority bus drivers began walking picket lines, a tentative contract was approved by the drivers this afternoon to end the work stoppage.

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WAMC News
6:10 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Area Congressmen Share Thoughts On Fort Hood Attack

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas
Credit Michael Heckman, III Corps PAO / Public Domain

In reaction to the fatal shooting at Fort Hood, Texas Wednesday, Congressional officials from across our region are offering their thoughts on the incident that claimed the lives of three military personnel.

The shooting at the Texas military base claimed the lives of four, including the gunman, a U.S. soldier. Sixteen were left injured. It was the second shooting at Fort Hood in five years. Thursday, a moment of silence was held on the floor of the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for the victims.

Western Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Richard Neal…

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Karen Hitchcock: Scientific Research - Is The U.S. Losing its Global Competitiveness?

On a number of occasions over the last couple of years, I have shared my concerns with you regarding the decreasing level of support provided by the federal government for research at our nation’s universities. Indeed, as reported in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article, entitled “Strapped”, by Paul Basken and Paul Voosen, the budget of the National Institutes of Health hasn’t exceeded inflation for more than ten years. This lack of growth in the N.I.H., and other federal granting agencies, coupled with the major cuts related to the recent “sequestration” process, endangers this nation’s  research infrastructure and the productivity of our research scientists. To quote the authors, “Budgets are tighter than ever. In [a survey administered by the Chronicle], more than half of the researchers who had led a lab for more than six years said this year was the toughest” …. 62% had reduced lab staff, 78% had reduced the recruitment of graduate students and fellows and 47% had had to drop an area of inquiry that was central to the scientist’s research programs.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday,  April 3, 2014.

New England News
6:10 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Massachusetts Casino Licensing Pace Gives Gambling Opponents A Window

The effort to bring casino gambling to Massachusetts,which began almost two-and-a-half years ago, has hit some speed bumps along the way.  Gambling opponents believe they still have a chance to shut down the fledgling industry in Massachusetts.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Saratoga County Officials Searching For New Direction For Closing Prison

Credit wikipedia commons

The recently approved New York State budget guarantees the closure of four prison facilities across New York. Now, some officials in the Southern Adirondack region are trying to find new uses for Mount McGregor Correctional Facility. 

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Sports
3:50 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Keith Strudler: Tiger Surgery

Not to complain, but I’ve got a bad back right now. It’s nothing terrible, but just another reminder that I’m not 25 anymore. And that I shouldn’t carry either televisions nor four year old boys several city blocks.

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