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. 

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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.

Times Union

WAMC's Brian Shields gets June's music picks from Nippertown's Greg Haymes.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 12, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, June 12, 2015.

The second largest public school system in Massachusetts will operate with a $346 million budget in the next school year, a 2.4 percent increase over what the Springfield schools spent this year.

The Springfield School Committee approved the new budget that avoids teacher layoffs and counts on energy savings and other cost cutting, according to Superintendent of Schools Dan Warwick.

" We have really worked hard to make cuts and look for efficiencies far away from the classrooms," he said.

Morse For Mayor

Jun 12, 2015
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Shawn Morse, the chairman of the Albany County Legislature, is a candidate for Mayor of Cohoes - the nephew of soon-to-retire Mayor George Primeau recently spoke with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas on his decision to run and what his plans for the Spindle City entail.

Audrey Kupferberg: Transgender In The Arts

Jun 11, 2015

Seeing Caitlyn Jenner’s fabulous form and face on the cover of Vanity Fair this month, one almost disregards the pain and suffering of transgendered people who journey from one identity to another to find solace in their lives. Not everyone knows a transgender person, so many look toward film and theater to gain an understanding of what that journey consists of, and how difficult it can be for some people in our society to attain their rightful identities.

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