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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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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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

New Task Force And Legislation Focus On New York Agriculture

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has formed a new task force to strengthen agriculture in the state.

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New England News
6:18 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Tornado Damaged Catholic High School To Be Rebuilt

Cathedral High School in Springfield, MA was severely damaged by the tornado on June 1, 2011. Officials announced a $38 million agreement with FEMA that will result in a new school beingconstructed at the current location.
Credit WAMC

A Catholic high school in Springfield, Massachusetts that was severely damaged by the 2011 tornado will be replaced with the help of federal funds.  Rebuilding Cathedral High School is seen as a key step to completing the city’s recovery from the natural disaster.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Big Data

In the wake of the revelations of the extent of our government’s collection of information from our phone calls, there has been a good deal of discussion about whether that is a problem. Most people feel safe if they did nothing wrong. They have NO idea!

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

WAMC News
4:15 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Up Next: Health Care Surcharges?

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A new "fee" tacked on customers’ bills by a Southern restaurant chain could be a preview of things to come.

Several Gator's Dockside restaurants across central Florida have added what they’re calling an "Affordable Care Act Surcharge" of 1 percent to all customers' bills. It is claimed that the surcharge will help pay the healthcare costs for their 500 full-time employees.

Some believe the move may be politically motivated, while others contend it demonstrates “transparency”: instead of just raising prices, patrons see exactly why they're paying a little bit more.

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

Blair Horner: A Budget Issue Worth Fighting For

There is a lot in New York State’s budget that is important. Children need schooling, the poor and the sick need to be taken care of, the roads and bridges need repair, the public needs to be protected, and the courts need to administer justice.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, March 3, 2014.

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