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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New England News
6:15 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Chinese Rail Car Maker Builds Support For Possible Springfield Factory

CNR-CRC President Lu Xiwei is flanked by Springfield Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy ( at right) and Putnam Vocational Technical High School Principal Gilbert Traverso. The school would be part of a program to train workers for the rail car factory Lu's company is considering building in Springfield
Credit WAMC

Top executives from a Chinese rail car company who are considering building a $30 million factory in Springfield, Massachusetts got a look today at where their future employees might come from.  Springfield Public School officials and workforce development specialists have proposed a program to train workers to meet the company’s needs.

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Capital Region News
4:24 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Albany Casino Plan Presented To Common Council

Aerial view of the approximate location of the planned Albany casino.
Credit Google Maps

Capital District OTB has partnered with a Rochester developer - they've come up with a $300-million idea to build a casino at Thruway Exit 23.  Albany Common Council members were briefed on the plan Friday afternoon.

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Arts & Culture
3:50 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Audrey Kupferberg: Richard Curtis’ ABOUT TIME

The works of British producer, writer, director Richard Curtis express feelings about love and the human condition in a unique way.  Curtis is a topnotch student of life on our complicated planet.  At times his take is so bittersweet and yet so comedic that he seems to have Charlie Chaplin whispering in his ear.  But it’s not the Chaplin of the 1920s; Curtis knows modern life.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Jason Caterina
Credit WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, March 21, 2014. 

North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Vermont Judiciary Committee Hears Legal Ramifications Of GMO Labeling Bill

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The Vermont Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony this week on the likelihood of legal challenges to a proposed law requiring labels on genetically modified foods.

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New York News
4:45 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Winter's Toll On Municipalities

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Though today is the first official day of spring, some municipalities are looking at dwindling snow-removal budgets.  Drive anywhere across the Capital Region, down through the Hudson Valley into Westchester and New York City, and you'll find an abundance of potholes thanks to a polar vortex-driven winter that  goes down in the books as one of the snowiest since recordkeeping began, one that strained municipal budgets already pared and stretched by changing economic times.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Karen Hitchcock: The “New” SAT - Meaningful Improvement or “More of the Same”

Over the last several weeks, the media has been filled with news of the revised SAT to be implemented in the spring of 2016 by the College Board. Championed by the relatively new President of the College Board, David Coleman, this newly-conceived SAT has received praise as well as criticism in terms of content, design and potential impact on college admissions.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Jason Caterina
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, March 20, 2014. 

North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

New Campaign Finance Reports Reveal Incumbents Currently Unchallenged

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Campaign finance reports were required to be filed this week at the Vermont Secretary of State’s office. The March filing shows that there are no Republican challengers to any of the Democratically-held statewide elected officers.

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New England News
6:17 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Mayor Sarno Defends Process For Picking New Police Commissioner

Deputy Police Chief John Barbieri was selected by Mayor Domenic Sarno ( at right) to be the next police commissioner.
Credit WAMC

A 26-year veteran of the police department in Springfield, Massachusetts has been picked to be the next police commissioner.  It is a high-profile post in a city where public safety has consistently ranked as the number one issue.

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