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. 

Times Union

WAMC's Brian Shields speaks with Nippertown's Greg Haymes about the local music scene.

Jobs Report Shows Upstate Economy Still Needs Work

Aug 14, 2015
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Cuomo has been making frequent trips to upstate cities this summer, touting his success in reviving the regions’ faltering economy. But a new report from the State Comptroller on job creation shows there is still some work to do.

Yearning For FiOS

Aug 13, 2015

Despite what you may have heard from civic leaders, upstate New York areas currently not served by Verizon FiOS won't be getting the high-speed internet service soon. And maybe, not at all.

New Yorkers Could Hold Constitutional Convention

Aug 13, 2015
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

New Yorkers will get their first chance in 20 years to vote on whether to hold a convention to change the state’s constitution in November of 2017, but groups advocating for an informed vote on the issue say it’s not too early to start getting the word out.

Pat Bradley/WAMC

The Plattsburgh Charter Commission has working for months to update and revise the city’s 113-year-old governing document.   Among the questions the group had planned to present to voters in November was whether to change to a government led by a city manager and council.  That idea has been dropped and voters will now review the terms and powers of the mayor and city council.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

The head of Massachusetts’ Department of Transportation spent Wednesday learning about and celebrating projects in the Berkshires.

The city of Watervliet, just to the north of Albany, is a river town along the banks of the Hudson whose factories and mills have long since closed, a not unusual situation across the towns, villages and cities of upstate New York. As the city works toward a new economic future, two members of its 24-member police force were recently arrested, one in a drug investigation, the other on an underage sex charge. Watervliet Mayor Mike Manning says the arrests do not reflect on the city and its future.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 13, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, August 13, 2015.

Sean Collins

With two prominent racially sensitive cases dominating headlines in recent weeks, the Albany County District Attorney is hearing from an impatient community.


Months after a Saratoga County Sheriff’s Deputy resigned after a video of a confrontation with a motorist went viral, county government is taking steps to require officers to wear body cameras.