WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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. 

Most New Yorkers correctly assume that the state’s campaign finance system is a mess.  New York has the highest campaign contribution limits of any state that has limits, the law is riddled with loopholes and enforcement is essentially nonexistent.  One government-appointed commission described New York’s campaign finance law as a “disgrace.”

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Apr 13, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, April 13, 2015.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Over the weekend, Family Promise opened a new day center along Albany's New Scotland Avenue. The appearance of the program in the upscale neighborhood has some cheering, others scratching their heads.

Town of Plattsburgh

Longtime Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett has decided not to run for reelection this fall. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, many candidates are expected to try to replace him.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to make the announcement Sunday that's been anticipated for months.  New Yorkers now have a former Senator and former governor potentially in the field.

The former secretary of state and New York senator is about to undertake her second presidential bid, entering the race in a strong position to succeed President Barack Obama as the nominee of the Democratic Party.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Apr 10, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, April 10, 2015.

Times Union

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

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer launched his push to increase the number of federal railroad bridge safety specialists nationwide today. It’s the latest chapter in what has become a months-long effort to cut down on the dangers of shipping oil.

Schumer revealed that there are currently just seven specialists overseeing audits for the Federal Railroad Administration. Less than 1 percent of the 70,000 to 100,000 privately-owned train bridges nationwide are audited in any given year. It would take 100 years, at that rate, to audit all of the bridges.

As part of New York’s new budget, the embattled New York Racing Association, currently controlled by a state-appointed board of directors, has had its reorganization deadline pushed back another year. Now officials who had looked forward to the re-privatization of the organization are expressing their concerns.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Apr 9, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, April 9, 2015.

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