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 18, 2012

3:58 PM
El Nino
Artist : Jethro Tull
Album : J-Tull Dot Com
Composer : Ian Anderson
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Mosley Music Group, Interscope

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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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Weather
3:57 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

With the latest big storm behind us, Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, February 14, 2014.

New York News
3:45 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Saratoga County District Attorney Announces Bid For County Court Judge

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The District Attorney of Saratoga County announced Friday that he will be running for a new office.

Surrounded by his Republican colleagues at a press conference in Saratoga Springs, longtime district attorney James Murphy III formally announced that he is running for a new office.

“I am very, very pleased and privileged today to announce my candidacy for Saratoga County Court Judge,” said Murphy.

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Arts & Culture
3:45 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' With Local Liverpool Flavor

Credit Times Union

Nippertown's Greg Haymes and Brian Shields celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to the US.

A Local 518 Tribute to the Beatles:

1. Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys: "I've Just Seen a Face" from their 2011 album, No Questions Asked.

2. Marty Wendell: "Ticket to Ride" from his 2010 album, Live & Rockin.

3. Kelleigh McKenzie: "Eleanor Rigby" from her 2008 album, Chances.

4. Dave Maswick: "Lucy in 4" (his arrangement of Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds") from his 2013 album, The News From Here.

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New York News
3:14 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

New York Lawmakers Push For Public Financing Of Elections

Three New York Congressmen have joined forces in an effort to fight big money in elections.

Last week the House Democrats introduced a bill to create public financing of elections for federal elections. Just two weeks before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to create publicly financed elections for the state legislature and for all statewide offices.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Environmental Groups Call On Governor To Support Lake Cleanup Plans

Lake Champlain
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Regional representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and officials from Vermont state agencies outlined proposed plans to control phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain to key House leaders Wednesday.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Glens Falls Hospital Joins Adirondack Health Institute

Glens Falls Hospital has joined a regional partnership with a mission to cut healthcare costs through collaboration.

Glens Falls Hospital was recently welcomed as a new member of the Adirondack Health Institute.

AHI, formed in 2011, is a member organization including Community Providers, Inc., a related party to Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, Adirondack Health, which operates Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, and Hudson Headwaters Health Network.

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