WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30PM - 4PM and 6PM - 6:30PM

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 features reports from the award-winning WAMC News team, 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 25 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

Lake Champlain International

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin used two locations overlooking Lake Champlain to sign the state’s new water quality bill today.


A veteran police captain and published author has been nominated by the mayor of Northampton to be the city’s next police chief.  Jody Kasper would be the department’s first female chief.

Mayor David Narkewicz Tuesday announced his choice of Kasper, a 19-year veteran of the department and current Captain of Operations, to be the next chief.  The appointment is subject to confirmation by the City Council, but she appears to be an overwhelming favorite to lead the 65-person force.

  "This  is a department and a city that I love very much," said Kasper.

Stephen Gottlieb: Iranian-American Diplomacy

Jun 16, 2015

My wife and I are back from a reunion of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who had served in Iran, and a conference with some of this country’s experts about Iran.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 16, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

Pat Bradley/WAMC

With the massive search for two escaped murderers continuing for a 10th day, the many individual acts of kindness to show appreciation to law enforcement personnel in the North Country are becoming more organized.


The Williamstown Select Board has decided to bring a Williams College graduate back to the area as the next town manager.

New York Wage Board

Hoping to capitalize on an issue receiving national attention, hundreds of fast-food workers rallied in Manhattan demanding a $15 minimum wage today before spilling into a state wage board meeting.

Lawmakers are set to wrap up the scheduled end of the 2015 legislative session.  Typically, this week is “show time” for lawmakers – hundreds of bills are likely to be approved, many more will fail.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 15, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, June 15, 2015.

It is approaching crunch time for municipal budgets in Massachusetts where the fiscal year ends June 30th.  A new budget to run the state’s third-largest city is expected to be finalized later today.

The Springfield City Council has scheduled a special meeting Monday evening to vote on a budget for fiscal year 2016, which starts on July 1st.