WAMC Northeast Report

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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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New England News
3:55 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Massachusetts Begins Juvenile Justice Initiative

The Springfield, MA office for the Roca program
Credit WAMC

Massachusetts has launched an initiative to reduce recidivism by signing a contract for the largest pay-for-success financial investment in the country.  The goal is to improve the lives of nearly 400 at-risk youth in western Massachusetts, reduce crime, and save taxpayers money.

Massachusetts will pay millions of dollars to Roca if the non-profit organization succeeds in reducing the number of days young men referred to its program spend in jail. The greater the success, the higher the payments – up to $27 million.

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

Blair Horner: Governor Cuomo's Budget For Health Care

One of the state’s most important public priorities is ensuring that New Yorkers have access to affordable and high quality medical care as well as providing health services to those who are poor or needy.  Tens of billions of dollars are spent to meet those demands and this week the governor’s health budget proposal was the subject of a legislative public hearing.

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Weather
3:49 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

A major snowstorm could be heading our way. Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Monday, February 3, 2014.

New York News
6:30 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Calls For More 'P-TECH' Schools

IBM, which helped develop the P-TECH model, is hoping to bring the experimental school program to more states.
Credit Chris Dag, flickr

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to fund an experimental high school model that connects students with colleges and business to put them on a technology-focused career path.

In his budget proposal, Governor Cuomo is calling for $5 million to help start 10 more P-TECH schools in New York. The P-TECH model, short for Pathways in Technology Early College High School, is named after the school in Brooklyn that was launched 2011.

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New England News
6:14 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Gov. Patrick Promotes Manufacturing In Massachusetts

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick toured Advance Manufacturing Co. of Westfield
Credit WAMC

A day after a report said the Massachusetts economy grew solidly at the end of last year Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick came to western Massachusetts today to promote the state’s growing manufacturing sector.

Governor Patrick toured Advance Manufacturing Co. of Westfield -- a family- owned business that employs 200 people. The company makes precision parts that are used on submarines, fighter jets, helicopters and the International Space Station.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Critics Question Cuomo Budget Surplus

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been taking credit for a $2 billion budget surplus in his new spending plan. But critics say that claim is not entirely accurate, because the windfall does not actually materialize for another two years, and only if certain conditions are met.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Paul Elisha: An Ancestral Ode

In a recent issue of the ‘American Poetry Review,’ a revered teacher of this commentator wrote of the proclivity of many notable poets for revising their work, after finding imperfections.  These, according to one anthropologist, were mischievously inserted by spirits of Nordic origin, to bedevil the poets into re-examinations.  In recent years, he claimed, there were fewer of these episodes, because poets had stopped believing in the spirits.  A dedicated poet, at heart, this commentator has found several verses among his own published works that might well benefit from such attention; not so much the result of folkloric mischief but changing times and ideas, that compel public attention.  This explains the following revision of several pertinent poems, now set in combined form and revised from (“SWASH” by Paul Elisha):   

Weather
3:45 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas ushers in the weekend with his evening weather forecast for Friday, January 31, 2014. 

WAMC News
6:30 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Budget Hearings Focus On Environmental Allocations

Joint legislative hearings on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2014-2105 budget are being held this week. Wednesday’s testimony focused on environmental issues.

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Hudson Valley News
6:25 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Update: Pine Bush anti-Semitism Incident

Credit KB35 Flickr

In the Hudson Valley, the Pine Bush Central School District and its board continue to deal with multiple issues stemming from alleged incidents of anti-Semitism.

A 2-year-old lawsuit's allegations of anti-Semitism in Pine Bush have drawn national attention.

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