WAMC Northeast Report

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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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New England News
6:16 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

New Mayor Says Chicopee Will Overcome Challenges

Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos delivered a State of the City address at the annual meeting of the Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce at the MassMutual Conference Center
Credit WAMC

Just 44 days into his term, the new mayor of Chicopee, Massachusetts offered a somber assessment today in a State of the City address delivered to a business group.

   Mayor Richard Kos said he would pursue an agenda to improve education and to create jobs, but warned Chicopee is facing challenges including a threat to future economic development because of skyrocketing expenses on a major public construction project.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Keith Strudler: Sports Mount Rushmore

So for the record, there are no actual Mount Rushmores for sports. There’s no baseball Rushmore, with Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron chiseled into some rock ledge. And there’s no mountain with Johnny Unitas next to Jim Brown. So any discussion of the Mount Rushmore of any sport is purely hypothetical, as are many sports debates.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Gillibrand Discusses Family Leave Act At Child Care Center

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand with Emma Paisley Turner at the Child Care Coordinating Council of the North Country
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Plattsburgh this morning to continue to push her federal legislation to create a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.

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

Stephen Gottlieb: Environmental Degradation As Murder

I don’t think of myself as a motivational speaker. I try to explain, and hope my commentaries provide helpful explanations. But this time, I want to challenge and motivate everyone to take strong action on the environmental catastrophe facing us.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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

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

Blair Horner: Big Tobacco Rises From The Ashes Again

It wasn’t long ago when it seemed that the tobacco lobby’s stranglehold over New York policymaking was finally broken.  In addition to federal court decisions, state actions were being taken.  During the years of the Pataki Administration, the state raised its tobacco tax, enacted one of the nation’s most sweeping restrictions on smoking in public places and in work environments. The Spitzer Administration bolstered funding for the state’s tobacco control efforts, helping it rise to the 5th most well-resourced program in the nation.  In the Paterson Administration, New York raised its tobacco tax rate to the highest in the nation.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Campaign Finance Revisions Fail

Credit Steve Johnson/Flickr

An attempt to delay implementation of Vermont’s new campaign finance law has been forestalled by the Vermont House.

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New England News
6:25 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Hampshire College Prof. Honored By Hollywood

Hampshire College professor Chris Perry
Credit Hampshire College

Hampshire College professor Chris Perry is in Los Angeles where he will be honored tomorrow at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual technical awards presentation. Perry, and three former colleagues, will receive a Technical Achievement Award for developing a software application for computer graphics animation.  The technology has been used in more than 100 feature films including Life of Pi and Golden Compass – Oscar winners for Best Visual Effects.   Perry spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

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

Plenty Of Questions About Cuomo's Tax Plans

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The New York state legislature has finished its hearings on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal, and will be ready to start crafting a spending plan once they return from the President’s Day break. One of the final hearings focused on the governor’s tax cutting plans, and lawmakers had plenty of questions.

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