WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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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 York News
6:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Brooklyn’s Msgr. Edward Scharfenberger Named Bishop Of Albany

"I commend myself and my ministry to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of our Diocese." ~ Reverend Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger
Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas / Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany

Reverend Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger was announced as the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Albany Tuesday morning.

Some 36 years ago, in March 1977,  Reverend Howard Hubbard received word from the Vatican that he was chosen to serve as Bishop of Albany. The years have passed quickly.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Classifications For New Adirondack Lands Approved By Governor

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved the land classifications recommended by the Adirondack Park Agency for 42,000 acres of land acquired by the state in 2012.

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New England News
6:17 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Gov. Patrick Visits Springfield School For Black History Month Event

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick reads to 3rd grade students at the William DeBerry School for Black History Month
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick marked Black History Month with a visit to an elementary school in Springfield today.   The governor highlighted a remarkable part of the city’s past.

Governor Patrick read a book to a group of about 50 third grade students at the William DeBerry Elementary school.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Pre-K Funding Fight Not Letting Up At Capitol

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The debate over universal pre-kindergarten shows no signs of slowing down at the New York State Capitol. The Democratic Mayor of New York City is not backing down from his plan to tax the wealthy to pay for pre-K, while upstate and suburban Republicans in the State Senate say they will block a vote on the tax proposal.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Carbon Certificates And Global Warming

I was proud and delighted during the fund drive to find Joe Donahue and this station helping to prevent 600 tons of carbon emissions by offering carbon certificates so that the big power companies could not get the permissions those certificates represented to pollute our atmosphere.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas details today's weather patterns and takes a look at what could be another major winter storm in our near future. 

WAMC News
3:40 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Surgeon General On Smoking: Enough Is Enough

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Those health warnings on the side of a package or carton of cigarettes are well-established and have become more severe and graphic over the years. That warning from the Surgeon General was the result of a landmark 1964 report by the Surgeon General, establishing a link between cigarettes and heart disease and cancer. Fifty years later, the acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, says progress has been made, but smoking remains a serious health problem.

New England News
6:24 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Potential Referendum Battle Looms Over Massachusetts Casinos

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As Massachusetts moves closer to issuing the state’s first casino licenses a potential referendum battle is looming.

       Anti-casino leaders are busy developing a campaign strategy to persuade Massachusetts voters to repeal the state’s 2011 gaming law that authorized casino gambling. Steve Abdow, a member of the leadership team of the Repeal the Casino Deal ballot initiative said the message will be pretty straightforward.

       " It's really a matter of education. If people understand the negative impact and that the casinos won't deliver what is promised."

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Capital Region News
6:19 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Schumer To JetBlue: "Land Here!"

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stopped by Albany International Airport February 10th to invite JetBlue Airlines to establish a first-ever presence in the Capital Region.
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Domestic fares at Albany are up 27 percent since 2008, and the number of passengers has fallen; many airlines have merged since the days Senator Schumer helped bring Southwest to the region. He believes now is the time to bring a new airline into the Albany mix.  "We're hoping that if Jet Blue were to come to Albany, they could add service to already popular routes. Routes like Washington, Orlando, South Florida or Tampa, and in doing so, connecting residents to more travel destinations."

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New York News
5:34 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Regents Take Step Back On Common Core

John King

The New York State Board of Regents is poised to delay some requirements of the federal Common Core standards. Some state lawmakers are still questioning, though, whether the Regents are going far enough to remedy what critics say is a “flawed” roll out of the new standards.

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