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 York News
12:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

CP Rail Gives Safety Presentation To Essex County Officials

CP Rail presentation to Essex County Supervisors
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Canadian Pacific Rail officials were in Essex County this afternoon to explain the company’s safety and maintenance procedures to county leaders.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Hearing Scheduled On Adirondack Fire Towers Plan

Saint Regis Fire Tower 2010
Credit John Sweeney/Wikimedia Commons

A public hearing is planned this week for plans to restore two Adirondack fire towers that have been designated as historic sites.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Blair Horner: Ethics Reform Is Still Needed

The failure of Albany to clean up its ongoing – and seemingly unending – ethics scandals was again in the news last week.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, March 10, 2014.

New England News
6:17 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Markey Calls For Expanded Treatment To Address Drug Abuse Crisis

U.S.Senator Edward Markey ( D-MA) holds a container of Narcan as he discusses steps to combat the current heroin overdose crisis
Credit WAMC

U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts is calling for a three pronged approach to the current drug abuse crisis that has produced an alarming spike in deaths blamed on heroin overdoses.

Senator Markey wants an expanded effort to prevent overdose deaths, increased availability of treatment for drug addiction, and to speed the rollout of new and improved treatments.

" We have to get at this issue and do it soon, because it has already doubled the number of deaths in Massachusetts in the last ten years and it will double it again. That is why I'm concerned about it."

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New York News
6:06 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Estate Tax Provision Uncertain In NYS Assembly

Sheldon Silver
Credit AP File Photo

Next Wednesday, both houses of the New York State legislature are due to release their one house budget proposals, which they will then use to negotiate a final spending plan with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in an interview with NYS-PBS's New York Now and public radio stations, says Assembly Democrats are not yet on board with part of Cuomo’s plan to cut the estate tax.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Michael Meeropol: The Affordable Care Act And Employment Growth

I assume most of our listeners have heard of the columnist Charles Krauthammer.  Recently, he has been on a tear attempting to convince his readers that the Affordable Care Act is causing a reduction in employment.  He understands that it is no longer possible to get away with falsely asserting that the Congressional Budget Office prediction that the ACA will cause a decline in hours worked means an increase in involuntary unemployment.   Instead he argues that the voluntary decline in work because people are no longer tied to their jobs to get health insurance is somehow a terrible thing for the economy.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, March 7, 2014. 

Capital Region News
1:46 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Aref Appeal Denied: Albany Imam Remains Imprisoned

Credit Project SALAM

Yassin Aref, the Albany imam convicted of material support for terrorism along with pizzeria owner Mohammed Hossain after an FBI sting in 2004, has been denied the right to file a new appeal asking for a new trial.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

New Adirondack Digital Tourism Platforms Unveiled

Credit Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages

Adirondack tourism interests have launched two new digital platforms to entice people to visit the region.

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