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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Capital Region News
3:40 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

Hooley's Heroics Lift UAlbany To NCAAs; Oklahoma Next

UAlbany fans storm the court Saturday after the Great Danes beat Stony Brook 51-50 in the America East title.
Ian Pickus

The NCAA Tournament field was unveiled last night, and Capital Region fans rejoiced to see the University at Albany men’s basketball team in the bracket for a third straight year. But before they could enjoy Selection Sunday, the Great Danes barely survived Saturday.

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New England News
6:14 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Legislation Would Require PVTA To Clear Snow From Bus Stops

Credit WAMC

Municipalities in Massachusetts can levy fines against homeowners and businesses for failing to remove snow from public sidewalks in a timely manner. But there is a gray area when it comes to who is responsible for clearing snow from public transit bus stops.  Officials in Springfield are looking to address it.

Springfield City Councilor Bud Williams is sponsoring home rule legislation that would allow the city to fine the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority for failing to remove snow or ice from its bus stops within 24 hours after a storm.  The fine would be $200 per violation.

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New York News
5:16 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Skidmore Students Protest Before Readmission Hearing

Student Reina Kiefer thanks students for their support
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Students at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs Friday gathered to protest a readmission hearing for a student suspended for sexual misconduct and to support victims of sexual violence.

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Capital Region News
3:54 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Aftermath: The Jay Street Fire

Mayor Gary McCarthy
Credit City of Schenectady

A search-and-recovery mission continues at the scene of two burned-out apartment buildings in Schenectady.

It's been a week since the five-story brick buildings along Jay Street, not far from City Hall,  were ravaged by a pernicious blaze that ultimately affected about 60 people. Seven people were hospitalized, including one individual who jumped out of a five-story window to escape the intense flames.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, March 13, 2015.

WAMC News
3:45 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' March Musical Selections

Credit Times Union

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

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

New York Opens Applications For Additional Heating Assistance

On the heels of one of the coldest Februaries on record, New York State is now taking applications from those who need a second emergency benefit from the heating assistance program.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Reform Group Says Ethics Changes Not Enough

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants ethics reform as part of the budget or he’ll hold up the state’s spending plan, while legislators say they want to negotiate the issue separately. Government reform groups say the key issue is that the reforms be real. 

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New York News
5:05 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Exiting Director Confident Hyde Collection Will Have Smooth Transition

Credit Danski 14 / Wikimedia Commons

The Director of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is stepping down from his post in May. Charles Guerin, who is moving to a new position in Delware, guided the small museum and helped secure significant additions to its permanent collection. 

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Sean Philpott-Jones: Caveat Scholasticus

Economists talk a lot about scarcity. Scarcity occurs when we have fewer resources than are necessary to fill our basic needs and wants. Price is usually a good indicator of scarcity. Despite the recent short-term glut of oil, for instance, increasing demand and decreasing supplies of fossil fuels means that gasoline prices will inevitably rise in the coming years.

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