WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30PM - 4PM and 6PM - 6:30PM

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 features reports from the award-winning WAMC News team, 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 25 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

ballot box

New York’s restrictive voter access rules came under scrutiny during Tuesday’s Presidential primary. And some are saying there’s a need for changes.

Solar Panels

There’s a new partnership weighing in with a proposal for changing the compensation model for solar net metering. It includes a number of New York utilities and national solar companies.

Kinder Morgan

After roughly two years of work met by steady public and political opposition, energy company Kinder Morgan has suspended plans for a Northeast natural gas pipeline.

This month, Turner Classic Movies is paying tribute to the 20th Century’s “royal family of Broadway,” the Barrymores.  Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore, that is, three siblings whose artful work brightened the stage and screen throughout the first half of the century. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Apr 21, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, April 21, 2016.

New York Racing Association President and CEO Chris Kay spoke at last week’s Reorganization Board meeting to highlight the continued financial success of the organization.

Catskill Mountain Railroad, Facebook page

Controversy continues over a rail-to-trail plan in Ulster County amid an agreement announced Tuesday between a railroad operator and the county executive.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association has released its annual State of the Air report tracking air quality across the country.  While there has been some improvement in areas of New York, the group says many residents’ health remains at risk from ozone and particle pollution.

Keith Strudler: Facing Fears

Apr 20, 2016

I have no problem admitting that I am afraid of several things. Like roller coasters, I really hate roller coasters. I’ve been on two in my life, one out of stupidity and one for a girl, and neither was a good idea. I’ve got a little fear of heights, I’m scared to death of sharks, and so on.  If you are looking for a rugged, tough, fearless man, than you need to keep looking. I wear my fears like I do everything else – with confidence.

This is a picture of the inside of the Massachusetts State House
Jim Levulis / WAMC

A proposed natural gas pipeline running through western Massachusetts is becoming an early point of contention between the Democratic candidates for the area’s state senate seat.