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. 

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

May 8, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, May 8, 2015.

Times Union

WAMC's Brian Shields speaks with Nippertown's Greg Haymes about his May musical selections.

..:: WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas ::..

New York's highest court says it's up to the district attorney, not a city judge, to decide whether or not to prosecute protesters charged with disorderly conduct as part of the Occupy Albany movement that gripped downtown four years ago.

During the autumn of 2011, the downtown Albany "Occupy" site in the shadow of the state capitol was one of 2,000 such encampments that had sprung up across the globe. The movement took root earlier that year in New York City, as part of the response to the U.S. financial crisis, when "occupiers" converged on Zuccotti Park.

Lucas Willard / WAMC


Note: The audio and text of this story has been updated 5/8/14

When Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo came into office in January of last year, he said he had never heard of “Project Lifesaver.”

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

May 7, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Rensselaer may have missed out on the casino sweepstakes and the chance to revitalize its waterfront. But now, SUNY Polytechnic Institute is eying a site downtown where it hopes to build a tech hub and employee housing.

Shawangunk Ridge Fire Hits Day Four

May 6, 2015
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The wildfire that has scorched more than 2,400 acres in a state forest in Sullivan and Ulster Counties could be almost fully contained by tonight. However, a state official says responders will be paying close attention over the next few days—the weather forecast is looking favorable for more fires.

The Vermont House Health Care Committee is taking three days of testimony this week on a bill that would eliminate the state’s philosophical exemption allowing parents to opt out of a child’s vaccinations.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Officials and local leaders gathered in Schenectady to endorse mayor Gary McCarthy today. He announced he would run for a second term. 

Keith Strudler: Welcome Back Isiah

May 6, 2015

Say this about the Madison Square Garden Company, the ownership group for the NY Knicks and their WNBA counterparts the NY Liberty. They do keep it exciting. The thrill ride just kept on going yesterday as owner and executive James Dolan hired former Knicks GM Isiah Thomas as the president of the Liberty. This comes with the revelation that Thomas has been advising the Liberty organization for the past several months.