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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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

David Nightingale: Fair Elections, Revisited

Our voting has slowly developed from 'white males' with property qualifications, to the inclusion of women (by the 19th Amendment of 1920). Now, in 2014, there are still privileged entities (read 'deep pocket corporations') attempting to sway our votes, and looking back, it's astonishing that so many countries in the world excluded so many groups.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, March 13, 2014. 

New England News
6:30 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

New York’s North Country And Vermont Brace For Winter Storm

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

What could be the biggest snowstorm of the season in Vermont and New York’s North Country has begun. Utilities and responders have been preparing well in advance.

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New York News
5:03 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

NY AG Schneiderman Announces Legislation To Kill "Zombie" Properties

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was in Troy with several other Capital Region Democrats today to discuss new ways to help homeowners facing foreclosure across the state.

Attorney General Schneiderman joined local and state officials and housing advocates at the Troy Rehabilitation & Improvement Program, Inc. to announce two pieces of legislation aimed at aiding homeowners facing foreclosure and helping municipalities deal with vacant properties.

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Sports
3:51 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Keith Strudler: Phil Jackson In NYC

I don’t know if you can home again. But you can go back. At least that’s my take on Phil Jackson, since New York can’t truly be his only home, even with the considerable career he enjoyed as a player with the New York Knicks. But for someone who’s fairly synonymous with Chicago and the Bulls, and someone who won a fist full of titles coaching the Los Angeles Lakers, it’s hard to consider New York his only base. As someone recently told me when I asked where Pele the soccer player lives, Phil Jackson lives everywhere.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Once again, the northeast is dealing with a major winter storm. Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, March 12, 2014. 

New York News
5:50 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

One Regents Board Member Replaced, Three Remain

Ed Commissioner King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch.
Credit mountainlake.org

The state legislature replaced one member of the New York State Board of Regents, but allowed three others to remain, in elections held for the state’s top educational policy board.  The vote featured complaints from Republican Senators who voted against all of the candidates to demonstrate their displeasure with the state’s implementation of the new Common Core.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:51 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Should We Care About The Fate Of Prisoners?

 Should we care about the fate of prisoners?

A number of listeners have been raising that question in the wake of WAMC reports of lack of medical care in prisons, and my support for Cuomo’s position about educating prisoners.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, March 11, 2014. 

New York News
12:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

CP Rail Gives Safety Presentation To Essex County Officials

CP Rail presentation to Essex County Supervisors
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Canadian Pacific Rail officials were in Essex County this afternoon to explain the company’s safety and maintenance procedures to county leaders.

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