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. 

Pat Fahy
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

It’s the centennial of woman’s suffrage in New York. But there is no suffrage story without the anti-suffrage story.

Audrey Kupferberg: Alone In Berlin And The Exception

Sep 7, 2017

If the topic of a film is unpleasant but presented in an exaggerated or outlandish manner, audiences flock to see the movie.  In superhero blockbusters, characters borne in comics fight to the death to save whole populations from misery and the world from mass destruction.  Audiences can’t get enough of this type of entertainment, and profits of hundreds of millions of dollars result.  

Garett Argianas' Evening Weather

Sep 7, 2017
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, September 7, 2017.

One of the largest annual events in Plattsburgh begins Thursday. The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration starts with memorial ceremonies and features a number of reenactments.

JD Allen / WAMC

Renowned architect Frank Gehry has signed on to design the new Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum in North Adams, Massachusetts. 

Keith Strudler: Stealing Signs

Sep 6, 2017

Here’s the least surprising thing you’ll hear today. A sports team from Boston was caught cheating. Here’s the second least surprising thing. The victim of their crime was a team from New York. Now perhaps one surprise is that the accused isn’t the Patriots. But otherwise, this is about as surprising a sunrise.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 6, 2017
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson
Katherine Carroll

Dr. Kristina Johnson has begun her tenure as State University of New York Chancellor, hoping to make SUNY campuses a beacon of economic development across the state. She spoke with reporters on Tuesday in Albany.

DACA Supporters Rally In Kingston

Sep 5, 2017
Courtesy of William Kemble

While the Trump administration was announcing an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Tuesday, the New York Immigration Coalition held a rally in front of Republican New York Congressman John Faso’s Kingston office decrying the move. About 100 people turned out, many waving signs, calling on Faso to more strongly back up his stated support for addressing DACA legislatively.

Moran Plant from south
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger has announced that the city is ceasing redevelopment discussions for an obsolete power plant on the waterfront and will now look at demolition.  The decision comes more than three years after voters approved financing to create a plan for the site.

Stephen Gottlieb: Taking Care Of Each Other

Sep 5, 2017

Americans have been celebrating the reaction to Hurricane Harvey as an example of Americans taking care of each other. There is much to celebrate. But we have also wrestled for centuries with the problem of taking care of each other – the out of work, the working poor and others struggling to stay afloat.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 5, 2017
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Blair Horner: The Campaign Season Begins

Sep 4, 2017

Not only does Labor Day herald the beginning of the football season, it also kicks off the final quarter of New York’s election campaigns.  And while the focus of this year’s elections is on local offices, there are three ballot questions that impact the state’s constitution.

Garett Argianas's Evening Forecast

Sep 4, 2017
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday September 4, 2017.

Senator Charles Schumer examines parts manufactured at Norsk Titanium
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was in Plattsburgh, New York to tour Norsk Titanium today. The Democrat believes there is great potential for the Defense Department to contract with the airplane part manufacturer.

Lucas Willard

For many, the Labor Day weekend is summer’s last hurrah. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on some of the events happening in our backyard.

Bill Owens: NAFTA Talks

Sep 1, 2017

The United States, Canada and Mexico had their first day of negotiations on Wednesday August 13th, 2017. Prior to the U.S. Trade Representatives, Robert Lighthizer, remarks it was difficult to determine the direction those negotiations might take and their impact on our region. Most of what takes place in Washington has little direct impact on our region. NAFTA is a major exception to that axiom. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 1, 2017
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, September 1, 2017.

Facebook: Hudson Valley SPCA - Orange County

Scared and tired, some refugees from Hurricane Harvey recently arrived in the Northeast, hoping to find new homes and new lives. Sixty dogs moved from shelters in Texas as the storm approached, arrived in New York this week, as part of an evacuation effort which included the Hudson Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 31, 2017
Meteorologist Garett Argianas
Meteorologist Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Once again, the three Democratic candidates for Albany mayor will get together for a pre-primary debate tonight. This time they will be joined by Green Party candidates.

Photo by Scott Bauer (USDA ARS)

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health commissioner received a grilling from state senators at a hearing this week on whether New York is doing enough to combat tick-borne illnesses.

JD Allen / WAMC

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has started to pack it in for the summer season. In Lenox, Massachusetts, Tanglewood was put into boxes bound for Boston.

Keith Strudler: Houston Sports

Aug 30, 2017

It will be but a distant footnote in the epic novel that is Hurricane Harvey, but high school football fans will not be able to watch the opening week slug fest between Katy and Austin Westlake originally scheduled for this Friday night. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 30, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

August 29 Albany mayoral debate at the Hearst Media Center
Times Union

The three Democratic candidates for Albany mayor debated for the second time Tuesday night at the Times Union’s Hearst Media Center before a capacity crowd.

New PFOA Survey Announced At Capitol

Aug 29, 2017
Judith Enck
Karen DeWitt

New York state Department of Health officials have teamed up with a Vermont college to conduct a health survey of people potentially affected by PFOA-polluted water in the Villages of Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh, and in Bennington, Vt.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Aug 29, 2017

Meteorologist Garett Arginas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

Stephen Gottlieb: God And Texas

Aug 29, 2017

I mentioned to Ian a couple of weeks ago, as I was preparing to take a brief vacation, that I thought I had enough commentary ready for a couple of months. Ian just smiled and said it might depend on what happened. He didn’t mention a biblical flood in Texas.

Paul Tonko
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko stopped by Albany Medical Center Tuesday morning to headline a press conference on water systems and infrastructure.

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