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. 

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For the first time in five years, Massachusetts is offering financial help to build new public libraries.  Demand for the money is expected to be high.

Stephen Gottlieb: The Future

Jan 17, 2017

What are the lessons of the election for the future of democracy?

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 17, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

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A refugee resettlement program in the Hudson Valley is on schedule to welcome its first families this month. Church World Service has found office space in Poughkeepsie and volunteers in the region are ready to lend a hand.

Cuomo's Budget Due Tuesday

Jan 16, 2017
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is due to release his budget on January 17th. Revenues are down, and the repeal of Obamacare could cost the state billions of dollars.

Last week, Governor Cuomo took to the road to unveil his State of the State addresses.  The State of the State is a constitutional requirement that the governor report to the legislature on issues of concerns and to offer his recommendations.  For nearly 100 years, the State of the State address was delivered in a written and verbal format in the State Capitol complex.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 16, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, January 16, 2017.

A rendering shows the view at night of the 9/11 memorial planned in Riverfront Park in Springfield, Ma.
Spirit of Springfield

After years of delay and false starts, plans have been unveiled in Springfield, Massachusetts for a permanent 9/11 memorial that will include a piece of steel from the destroyed World Trade Center.

Governor Cuomo Accelerates Woodbury Transit Project

Jan 13, 2017
NYS DOT

Help is on the way sooner than expected for an area in Orange County that can be a traffic nightmare. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, during his Mid-Hudson regional State of the State address this week, announced the acceleration of a transit project in Woodbury.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Capital District Transportation Authority has officially launched its Navigator smartcard system.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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One week after taking office, Vermont Governor Phil Scott held a press conference this morning to discuss the sale of his interest in a business that contracts with the state.

Greg Haymes
Times Union

Greg Haymes from Nippertown.com is back with a look back at his favorite local albums of 2016 and one fresh selection from the new year.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 13, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, January 13, 2017.

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    A weekend of events commemorating the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. 90 years ago is under way in Springfield, Massachusetts.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A medical marijuana company in New York has received approval for the state’s first home delivery program.

Governor Andrew Cuomo at Elk Lake
Pat Bradley/WAMC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ended his six-city state of the state tour, speaking according to his estimates, for nine hours total, and traveling over 1,200 miles, with one emergency helicopter landing thrown in for good measure.

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Schenectady’s casino is just weeks away from opening. Workers recently unloaded a shipment of table games.

Downtown North Adams, Massachusetts
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North Adams, Massachusetts is the focus this week of an organization committed to small businesses in small communities. Members of the Deluxe Small Business Revolution on Main Street are touring North Adams. They are gathering input to see if businesses in the western Massachusetts city deserve a half-million dollar award. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 12, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, January 12, 2017.

Saint-Gobain's plant in Hoosick Falls, NY
Lucas Willard

Later this week, officials in the Rensselaer County community of Hoosick Falls will consider a settlement offer by two companies deemed responsible for contaminating water sources with the chemical PFOA.

Keith Strudler: Love And Football

Jan 11, 2017

This commentary will focus on a word, an emotion or action really, we don’t talk about much right now, at least not genuinely. That word, that sentiment, is love. I’m not talking about loving a sandwich, or even loving someone’s speech. But deep, emotional engagement that is the genesis of and motivation for so much of our existence. I understand that hate is far more in vogue right now, kind of the skinny jeans of the moment. But this commentary, while perhaps less cool, is about love.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 11, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for January 11, 2017.

Former New York Congressman Bill Owens was a member of the Appropriations Committee and subcommittees on Defense and Homeland Security during his six years in the House. He now works as an attorney and consultant on U.S.-Canada relations.  The Democrat tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that Canadians are closely watching the transition of government in Washington.

Institute for Advanced Manufacturing/Clinton Community College

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing is under construction at Clinton Community College. The 30,000-square foot facility is scheduled to open in August.  Institute representatives updated local leaders on construction progress and their efforts to promote AIME – a curriculum to enhance advanced manufacturing career education.

Courtesy of the office of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered the third of his six regional State of the State addresses today in the Hudson Valley. One of his proposals got positive feedback while another is facing some criticism, as he predicted.

Professor Stephanie Seguino presents racial bias report
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Researchers at the University of Vermont have released the results of the first ever statewide study on racial profiling by Vermont police.

Stephen Gottlieb: The Challenges

Jan 10, 2017

Looking at the New Year, there are two existential challenges that must be dealt with: global climate change and the threat to American democracy.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 10, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

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     The new president of the city council in Springfield, Massachusetts says improving police-community relations is his top priority.

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
Wiki Commons

A formal announcement Monday about an agreement to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County by 2021 came at different times from the different parties involved. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo first announced the plan in New York City. Shortly after, Indian Point parent company Entergy held a press conference in Tarrytown.

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