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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September 17, 2012

3:58 PM
Sucker Punch
Artist : OneRepublic
Album : Waking Up
Composer : Tedder, Zach Filkins, Myers
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Mosley Music Group, Interscope

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New York News
4:59 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

DREAM Act Supporters Vow To Fight On

Cardinal Dolan supports the DREAM Act.
Credit Wikimedia Commons / Cy White

Supporters of Dream Act legislation say they were “set up” when a hastily arranged vote on the bill in the New York State Senate chamber late Monday led to the measure’s failure by just one vote. The focus is now shifting to Governor Cuomo. Backers say they will try to get the governor to put the measure into the state budget.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Let's Understand The Argument About Balancing The Budget

When the Bush Administration took us to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, they decided not to pay for those wars with taxes. In fact they insisted on giving people tax breaks, including those for whom war taxes would not have affected their lifestyles. The well-understood consequence was that someone else would pay for the wars. At the time the talk was that the next generation would have to pay.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Tuesday, March 18, 2014. 

New England News
6:39 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

The Unjust Hanging Of Two Irish Immigrants Is Recalled To Denounce Prejudice

William O'Riordan,former Hampshire chief probation officer, speaks in front of the stone memorial to Dominic Daley and James Halligan. The two Irish immigrants were hanged in Northampton,MA in 1806 for a murder they did not commit.
Credit WAMC

A St. Patrick’s Day observance in Northampton, Massachusetts honored the memories of two Irish immigrants wrongly convicted of a murder 200 years ago.  Participants said their story echoes in the civil rights struggles of today.

   About 50 people gathered in the cold for a wreath-laying at a stone monument on a hillside overlooking downtown Northampton.  It marks the spot where Dominic Daley and James Halligan were hanged in 1806.  Monday marked 30 years since Massachusetts officially exonerated them.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Cuomo Pushes Property Tax Freeze, Support Lags In Legislature

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has enlisted the aid of some local government leaders to promote his tax freeze proposal, which has been losing ground in the New York State legislature.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Blair Horner: Sunshine Week Shines A Light On The Darkness Of NYS Government

This week, the nation focuses on America’s commitment to government openness during “Sunshine Week.”  “Sunshine Week” makes it clear that it is important to maintain an open government, in order to ensure the proper relationship between public officials and the citizens they are pledged to serve.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, March 17, 2014.

WAMC News
3:10 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Schumer: If Russia Goes Farther, It'll Suffer

Sen. Schumer speaking Monday at Albany Airport.
Credit Dave Lucas

A day after Crimea overwhelmingly voted to rejoin Russia despite international criticism, New York’s senior U.S. Senator says Russia must not be allowed further into Ukraine. Democrat Chuck Schumer spoke today in Albany.

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New York News
6:25 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Bisco Fans Wondering Where They'll Be Camping Next

Credit MCP Presents / Campbisco.net

A controversial Schenectady County annual music festival has been called off this year. But some fans said they saw it coming.

For more than a decade, thousands of electronic music fans have flocked to Camp Bisco, held for the past seven years at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, located in the Town of Duanesburg, New York — including Joe Marchitto of Burnt Hills, who first attended in 2011, and returned for two more festivals.

Marchitto said his favorite part of the festival is the extensive list of musicians who have played each year.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Senate Public Finance Provision Raises Questions

Credit Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

The New York Senate for the first time includes Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan for public campaign financing in its budget resolution.  The sparsely worded proposal has left supporters and opponents trying to sort through the political tea leaves.

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