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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Hudson Valley News
8:51 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

HV Congressman Holds Field Hearing On Immigration Reform

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held a field hearing today on immigration reform. He was at a northern Westchester community center to listen to testimony from business, community, education, and business leaders.  

It was Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s first field hearing since taking office in January. He delivered the same message at a rally in November– a call to Republican House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Investigators Find MGM "Suitable" To Bid For Massachusetts Casino License

An artist's rendering of the MGM Resort casino project proposed in downtown Springfield, MA.
Credit MGM Springfield

MGM Resorts International appears to have cleared a key hurdle in the quest to build a resort casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.  The results of a 10-month investigation by Massachusetts gaming industry regulators were released today.

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New York News
6:07 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Reformers Focus On "Useless" State Board Of Elections

Credit Karen DeWitt

Reform groups are focusing attention on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission’s recommendations to beef up the anemic State Board of Elections but say they have not given up hope of public campaign financing for state wide races.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Horner: The Moreland Reports Offers Actions For Change

Today, Blair Horner of NYPIRG discusses the findings of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Moreland Commission. 

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, December 9, 2013. 

New York News
3:05 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

"Blue Monday" for NY Public Education

NYSUT VP Maria Neira, AQE's Billy Easton (at the podium), United University Professions Pres Fred Kowal, Albany Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy and others spoke about the need to slow down Common Core implementation and end dependency on high stakes testing.
Credit AQE

Today is a nationwide “Day of Action” around issues plaguing public education. Teachers, parents, union leaders and even some school superintendents and board members in New York are clothed in blue to show their concern for what they see as an overemphasis on testing, an under-emphasis on state education funding, and inequitable spending between districts.

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New York News
6:08 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Cuomo's Tax Commission Report Delayed

Credit Calita Kabir/Flickr

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s commission to study tax cuts appears likely to miss the Friday deadline to report its findings by December 6, after controversy over former Governor George Pataki’s desire to cut income taxes for all wage earners, including the wealthy. 

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WAMC News
3:50 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Albany Law Dean, South African Native Remembers Nelson Mandela

Albany Law School Dean Penny Andrews grew up in apartheid South Africa. Years later, Nelson Mandela wrote the foreword to her book The Post-Apartheid Constitutions: Perspectives on South Africa's Basic Law. In 2005, Dean Andrews was a finalist for a vacancy on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the highest court on the country’s constitutional matters.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, December 6, 2013. 

New England News
3:31 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Holiday Lights, Music Mark Muncipal Group's 100 Years

A post card shows the Municipal Group in Springfield, MA
Credit Boston Public Library

A complex of municipal buildings in Springfield, Massachusetts is 100 years old.  Anniversary festivities are taking place this weekend

A holiday lighting ceremony, concerts, tours and displays of old photographs and memorabilia will mark the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the civic landmarks collectively known as the Municipal Group. It consists of two Greek Revival-style buildings made of limestone and marble that house Springfield City Hall and Symphony Hall.  Between the two is a 300-foot Italian Campanile clock tower.

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