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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The largest city in western Massachusetts has announced plans to join a growing number of municipalities across the country that offer free public Wi-Fi. 

Starting sometime this spring, people will be able to connect to a free public Wi-Fi network with their smartphone, tablet, or laptop anywhere in roughly a seven-block area of downtown Springfield, with plans for later expansion of the coverage area throughout more of the city including parks and other public places.

Keith Strudler: Big Wait For Big Game

Jan 27, 2016

This is the first of two weeks preceding the Super Bowl. Which means we now have two weeks to discuss things that could be dealt with in a matter of hours. For example yesterday it was reported that the Broncos selected to wear white uniforms instead of orange. Apparently that's a big deal, both because they could have chosen orange, but also because it seems they win more in road white uniforms then their home orange ones. This is what you write about when you have two weeks to discuss one game.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 27, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

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With familiar names now on both sides in the race for New York’s 19th congressional district seat, WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a look at perhaps the not-so-familiar ones.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger attended the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Mayors’ Innovation Project in Washington last week. He tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about what was discussed and some of the priorities he wants the Vermont legislature to address.

Stephen Gottlieb: What Is Limited Government Anyway?

Jan 26, 2016

With the presidential primaries underway, the media is choked with talk about getting the government off the people’s backs, restoring limited government, making government let the people alone. But the Koch brothers, the Tea Party, their candidates and supporters are actually saying something very different – they want government to support their definition of their rights and push everyone else out of their way, and most important they want the courts to decide in their favor when others complain that they are trespassing on public land or polluting the air, land and water in ways that injure and interfere with the lives of others. That’s government in their favor.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jan 26, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

Albany City Hall at twilight, January 25, 2016
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Members of Dontay Ivy’s Family, Faith Leaders and #BlackLivesMatter Community Activists rallied before and during Albany Mayor Sheehan’s State of the City Address.

After 16 years, the latest plans for the proposed Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park have been approved. But as WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, a lawsuit against a New York state agency is holding up construction.

This is a picture of Colegrove Park Elementary School in North Adams, Massachusetts
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School and government leaders held a ribbon cutting for a new elementary school in North Adams Monday afternoon.

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