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. 

Stephen Gottlieb: Hillary

Sep 22, 2015

We were delighted when Kermit Hall, a friend since the early 80s, became president of the University at Albany. A week before he died, we had breakfast with Kermit at the President’s house. So I went to the memorial service at the University with a heavy heart. There was a woman standing in the crowd I didn’t recognize. She was just standing around quietly. My ability to recognize faces is poor, good enough for most things but it often fails me. She eventually made her way to the makeshift outdoor stage that had been organized for the memorial. Once the memorial got under way, she was introduced – as Senator Clinton. I don’t remember her reading anything. What I heard was a warm, heartfelt eulogy of my friend, a eulogy that flowed easily from her, filled with memories of their work together to strengthen the University in New York.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 22, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Members of the Release Marquis Campaign rallied at Albany City Hall last night, calling for the Common Council to  unanimously pass a Raise The Age Resolution.

Cox Reelected To Lead New York GOP

Sep 21, 2015

New York Republicans reelected Ed Cox to a fourth term as their party’s chair Monday, while GOP members talked of strategies toward winning more seats in statewide races. 

After a brief hiatus, Albany’s ethics are once again in the media.  Last week, two Assemblymembers were sentenced to prison for their ethics crimes and Governor Cuomo’s “Buffalo Billion” economic development program was reported to be under scrutiny by federal prosecutors.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 21, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, September 21, 2015.


A new study shows people exited New York in droves in 2013, and while there is disagreement as to why they left,  another report suggests taxes could be playing a significant role.


The city that was hit hardest by the foreclosure crisis in Massachusetts has seen hundreds of abandoned homes fixed up and put back on the market by court-appointed receivers.  Springfield’s use of the receivership laws to combat neighborhood blight was held out today as a model for the rest of the state.

Audrey Kupferberg: The Epic Of Everest

Sep 18, 2015

The early 20th century was a time when exploration reflected feelings of nationalist pride and the concept of man versus nature. So much of this activity coincided with the development of motion pictures. As North American, British, and European men—and a few women-- took to remote areas of the world on foot and in land and air vehicles , they brought with them moving picture cameras and still photographic equipment in order to record remote lands and peoples never seen by what they considered to be the civilized world.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 18, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, September 18, 2015.