WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
with Brian Shields
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
Fri January 16, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, January 16, 2015.

New England News
6:30 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Vermont Governor Gives Budget Address

Governor Peter Shumlin

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his budget address this afternoon.

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Capital Region News
6:28 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Albany County Executive Race Begins

Credit en.wikipedia.org

A challenger has emerged against the sitting Albany County executive.  Albany School Board Member Dan Egan appears ready to roll against Dan McCoy in a Democratic primary.

Dan McCoy was elected in 2011 as Albany county's fourth executive: the former city firefighter once chaired the legislature, which holds much of the power to run the county. With the September primary nine months away, McCoy embarked on a very early media blitz of television ads over the weekend, which observers see as an indication he's not taking his electability for granted.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Paul Elisha: Mario Cuomo

On the eve of the most difficult and demanding chapter in this democratic republic’s history of having to mount and maintain military defenses of absolute necessity, it’s distressing to learn that those responsible for providing the financial support , our defenders can’t do without, are trying to force them to do it, ‘on the cheap.’  What this really represents, as outlined in a recent issue of the New York Times, amounts to a phony alibi for breaking a vow made to all combat veterans, who’ve literally put their lives at risk for our nation, that no matter the cost, funds needed to treat their resultant disabilities would be found and allocated, to restore their limbs and lives to reasonable levels of independence.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, January 15, 2015.

New York News
1:00 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

NYS Health Enrollment Numbers Up For 2015

Credit New York State of Health

With just one month remaining to sign up for online marketplace health insurance this year, outreach efforts are on the fast-track. Consumers who do not sign up by the end of business today will not have health coverage that starts on February 1.

Federal officials expect approximately 10 million people to enroll for health insurance on state and federal marketplaces this year, falling far short of 13 million the Congressional Budget Office had anticipated.

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New York News
6:45 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Village Of Salem One Step Closer To Dissolution

Credit Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

The Village of Salem has voted to approve a draft dissolution plan. After a voter petition was brought forward last year, in August village residents overwhelmingly approved to dissolve their village government.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Governor To Give Budget Address Thursday

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is scheduled to deliver his budget address Thursday afternoon. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley takes a look at what’s expected.

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New England News
6:09 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Springfield Mayor Livid Over Placement Of Homeless Families In City Apartments

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno protests a state program that he says is concentrating homeless families in city apartments in a few neighborhoods.
Credit WAMC

The mayor of Springfield is calling on the administration of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to end a practice by the past administration of placing homeless families in congregate housing.

An angry Mayor Domenic Sarno said de-facto group homes for homeless families have been created in apartment buildings concentrated in a handful of city neighborhoods since last fall with city inspectors finding in some cases 3-4 families living in a single apartment.

" This is absolute BS," said Sarno at a city hall news conference.

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Sports
3:52 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Keith Strudler: NCAA Football Playoff Aftermath

The easiest way to ensure victory upon exit is simply to declare it so. Especially when success is a question of perception, it never hurts to proactively write history. It’s kind of the opposite of cut and run. It’s cut and win.

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