WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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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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Weather
3:46 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

Hudson Valley News
6:40 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Saint Rose, Pace Law School Partner For Accelerated Law Degrees

Credit Chad Kainz, flickr

In a move to reduce the cost of law school, which can reach six figures, two colleges in New York are partnering to offer accelerated law degrees.

Albany’s College of Saint Rose and Pace University School of Law in White Plains have teamed up to enable qualified Saint Rose students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. Dean of Pace Law School David Yassky says it is his school’s first partnership with an outside college.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Burlington City Races Take Shape

Burlington City Hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Burlington city races are gearing up now that the Democrats and Progressives have chosen their slate of candidates for March’s election. A key race is for mayor, with the incumbent facing a former city employee.

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New England News
6:16 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Northampton Moving Ahead With Landfill Solar Project

Solar panels on a capped landfill in Holyoke, MA
Credit WAMC

The city of Northampton, Massachusetts is planning a number of solar power projects that would further reduce the city’s carbon footprint, while providing a new source of revenue.

As soon as this summer, Northampton is likely to join dozens of other municipalities in the state that have turned old landfills into solar farms. And, in what appears to be a first in western Massachusetts at least, solar arrays may pop up at some municipal parking lots, according to Chris Mason, the city’s energy officer.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Stephen Gottlieb: Reactions To The Charlie Hebdo Shootings – Was It Just About France?

In what other country do world leaders march with arms linked against terrorism? Terrorism goes on in every continent but we mourn and gather in Europe. Terrorism happens in Haifa, Jerusalem and the West Bank – in both directions – but we mourn and gather in Europe. Do we stand for a principle or is France the principle – that France cannot be touched? Or that France is in danger? But other places are in danger. For all my criticisms of Israeli reactions, they are in considerable danger as the Palestinians have been able to use Israeli reactions to the devastation caused by their own terrorism to unite much of the world against Israel. Or is there good and bad terrorism? Were the Communists right, that’s it’s all about whose terrorists are freedom fighters?

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

New England News
6:11 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Massachusetts Doctor Who Survived Ebola Returning To Africa

Dr. Rick Sacra and his wife Debbie discuss his plans to return to Liberia where he was infected with Ebola last August. Sacra was cured and is now immune to the disease

The Massachusetts doctor who was cured of the deadly Ebola virus is going to return later this week to West Africa to work in the missionary hospital where he was infected.             

 Four months after he was declared Ebola-free, and with his strength and stamina now back, Dr. Rick Sacra will leave Thursday for Liberia, where he had spent much of the last two decades working for a missionary organization.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Rally To Fund Schools And Obey Court Order Draws Hundreds To NYS Capitol

Credit Karen DeWitt

Hundreds of school children, parents and union organizers and leaders came to the Capitol to rally for more money for New York’s schools. The event was part of what’s become known as the Moral Monday movement.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Blair Horner: New York’s Next Step In Combating Global Warming

An important reason for New York State to ban hydraulic fracturing was the need to move from a fossil fuel-based economy to one based on non-greenhouse gas-emitting alternative fuels.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, January 12, 2015.

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