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 England News
6:16 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Students Seek Vote On UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment

Joanne Martone, co-chair of the Professional Staff Union addresses the UMass Board of Trustees
Credit WAMC

The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees met for the final time today under the administration of Governor Deval Patrick.  The meeting on the flagship Amherst campus drew union protestors and student activists.

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Sports
3:52 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Keith Strudler: NCAA Football Playoffs

If you previously believed that God in fact cared about college football, last Sunday perhaps gave you pause. That’s because of the six schools in serious contention for the four college football playoff spots, the two left off the list were Baylor and Texas Christian – two religious institutions amidst a sea of state universities. Even though TCU seemed poised to make the final four, ranked third going into the final regular season weekend, it and Baylor were overlooked as Ohio State joined the presumptive list of Florida State, Oregon, and the consensus number one Alabama.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

District Attorney Will Buy Body Cameras For Police

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A northern New York district attorney plans to buy body cameras for law enforcement agencies in his county before he leaves office at the end of the month. In the wake of recent high-profile grand jury decisions involving violent incidents with police, body cameras have been suggested as a possible solution.

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New England News
6:23 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Tour Looks At Transit-oriented Development

David Panagore of Park New Haven discusses the city's Union Station with visitors from greater Springfield, MA
Credit WAMC

With an $82 million renovation of the derelict Union Station in Springfield, Massachusetts under way, officials went looking for guidance from transit-oriented development in two Connecticut cities.

A delegation of business and civic leaders from greater Springfield got a possible glimpse of the future when they looked out over the ornate great hall of Union Station in New Haven, Ct. where 11,000 people a day pass through mostly off commuter trains to New York City.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Killing Garner

Are we safer with or without the police around? When juries, grand juries and prosecutors regularly decide that plain, on camera, evidence doesn’t show murder, what protects people?

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, December 9, 2014. 

Hudson Valley News
7:43 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

AARP Renews Call For Independent Consumer Advocate in NYS

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A non-profit group says consumers are being left in the cold when it comes to input about a proposed electric rate hike in the Hudson Valley. It says older consumers, in particular, can ill afford the possible two-digit hike. Meanwhile, the utility is aiming for a lower rate hike.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Blair Horner: 40 Years Of New York's Tuition Assistance Program

Forty years ago, 1974, the “Godfather Part II” was a hit in movie theaters, the cost of a first class stamp was a dime, President Ford granted a pardon to disgraced former President Nixon, and the Universal Product Code, aka the bar code, was first introduced.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, December 8, 2014.

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