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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Health
6:10 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

March is LGBT Health Month

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The Empire State Pride Agenda announced the launch of its fifth annual LGBT Health Month this week. The campaign is designed to bring awareness to the unique health needs of the LGBT community. 

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Growing Unease Over Cuomo's Tax Freeze Plan

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

There’s growing unease over New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax freeze plan. 100 local government officials have signed a letter opposing the plan, including Syracuse Mayor and state Democratic Party Co-Chair Stephanie Miner. And there are signs that the legislature may modify what critics have called an overly complex proposal when the Senate and Assembly release their one house state budgets.

The lobby groups for the state’s counties, cities, and school boards are voicing numerous concerns. Tim Kremer is with the State School Boards Association.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Karen Hitchcock: A Renewed Call To Action

In late January, President Obama announced the creation of a special task force to examine and, as necessary, coordinate federal enforcement efforts regarding rape and sexual assault on our nation’s campuses. This White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault will provide leadership for colleges and universities as they work on developing more transparent and more effective campus procedures to decrease and/or investigate incidents of sexual assault.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Thursday, March 6, 2014. 

Hudson Valley News
7:28 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Westchester's Astorino Announces Candidacy For NY Governor

Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino today announced he is running for governor of New York. Legislators on both sides of the aisle say he is a credible and personable candidate, though Democrats say he faces an uphill battle.

In a nearly six-and-a-half minute video message on his campaign website, Astorino delivered a widely anticipated announcement.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Adirondack Watershed Institute Receives Federal Grant For Aquatic Invasive Prevention

Student inspecting boats
Credit Adirondack Watershed Institute

The Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College has received a half-million dollar federal grant to continue its invasive species spread prevention efforts.

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New England News
6:21 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Activists Seek To Humanize Minimum Wage Debate

President Obama spoke in Connecticut today as part of his campaign to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.  Activists in Massachusetts are pushing for an even higher minimum wage.

To build the case for raising the Massachusetts minimum wage, activists have launched an effort to collect first-person accounts from low- wage workers.  Kitty Callaghan of Living Wage Western Mass said the Minimum Wage Story Project will provide a prospective that has been missing from the debate over the minimum wage.

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Sports
3:50 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Keith Strudler: Politics And The Paralympics

If you’re an American winter Olympian, you should be happy about one thing – that Russia waited until after the Sochi Olympic Games to roll troops into the Ukraine. So technically, Russia didn’t break the nearly irrelevant Olympic truce that harkens the ethos of the ancient games, where at least for two weeks or so, countries withhold from attacking other countries. Now that the final medal has been awarded, all bets are off on that front, not that Russia hasn’t violated that pact before, as recent as the 2008 Summer Games when Vladimir Putin led an invasion of Georgia the eve of the opening ceremonies.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 

New York News
7:09 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Activists, Lawmakers Call For $15M To Curb Opioid Abuse

A statewide coalition met today at the state capitol in Albany to call on New York lawmakers to take decisive action to combat the heroin and prescription drug epidemic through stronger prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts. The heroin epidemic is shaping up to be one of the greatest domestic threats of the young century. Not a day seems to go by when there isn't a headline involving the opioid. And something of a national conversation began when Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin devoted his entire state of the state address to heroin.

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