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. 

The Vermont House Health Care Committee is taking three days of testimony this week on a bill that would eliminate the state’s philosophical exemption allowing parents to opt out of a child’s vaccinations.

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Officials and local leaders gathered in Schenectady to endorse mayor Gary McCarthy today. He announced he would run for a second term. 

Keith Strudler: Welcome Back Isiah

May 6, 2015

Say this about the Madison Square Garden Company, the ownership group for the NY Knicks and their WNBA counterparts the NY Liberty. They do keep it exciting. The thrill ride just kept on going yesterday as owner and executive James Dolan hired former Knicks GM Isiah Thomas as the president of the Liberty. This comes with the revelation that Thomas has been advising the Liberty organization for the past several months.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

May 6, 2015

 Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

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Martin Meehan, the president-elect of the University of Massachusetts, visited the flagship Amherst campus today.   It was his first campus visit since he was chosen to be the system president by a unanimous vote of the UMass Board of Trustees last Friday.  Meehan, a former U.S. Congressman and current chancellor at UMass Lowell, took questions from a group of students.  

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As the Vermont Legislature enters what are expected to be its final two weeks of the session, the House and Senate have yet to resolve several issues including taxes, water quality, education and vaccine exemptions.
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Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito is working to build strong ties between the Baker administration and municipal government leaders.   She is doing it one small meeting at a time as she travels around the state. 

Polito has visited more than 40 municipalities in Massachusetts since late January, leaving her with more than 300 to go. Her plan is to visit all 351 communities in the state before her first four-year term is up.

Stephen Gottlieb: Free Range Children

May 5, 2015

It never occurred to me that I’d be talking about “free range children” as if they were a species of fowl and the big question was whether to let them out of the coop. But apparently it’s become an issue.[1]

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

May 5, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month, but at least one area scientist is advocating for moving the campaign to April, to get ahead of tick emergence. Meanwhile, Dutchess County — at the epicenter of the disease —  is aiming to educate the public in a different way this year.

Dr. Richard Ostfeld is a disease ecologist at the Millbrook-based Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. He says if we want to get a leg up on tick-borne illness we need to become vigilant earlier in the season.

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