WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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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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New York News
4:44 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

NY Governor: Time For Feds To Act On Oil Trains

Albany Firefighters Drill For Oil Train Disaster May 8, 2014
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York has taken steps to protect residents and the environment from the risks posed by crude oil trains and says it's time the federal government does its part.

Six months ago, Cuomo tasked state agencies with improving and assessing New York’s capacity to prevent and respond to crude oil accidents. His administration is out with a report outlining state efforts to increase rail car inspections, improve oil spill response plans and expand training opportunities for first responders.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Libertarians On And Off The Court

Most Supreme Court justices are libertarians in some sense. But what kind and for whom varies widely.

We all believe we have rights to decide lots of things for ourselves. But what are the limits? The more “conservative” the justices and others are, the closer to the Tea Party, the only limits they recognize are force and fraud. Various conservative philosophers have been very plain about that. Regulations, almost all regulations, interfere with that freedom of action. 

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Hudson Valley News
6:35 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Clearwater Goes Indiegogo

Credit Courtesy of Clearwater

Forty-five years after Pete Seeger and friends launched the tall-ship Clearwater, the nonprofit organization that operates the sloop has launched its first “crowd-sourcing” effort to help fund a new sail and boom for the vessel.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Senator Schumer: Heroin 'Skyrocketing' In Capital Region

Senator Charles Schumer at the podium, Albany County Court House, December 1, 2015.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Albany today to lead the call for getting emergency anti-drug trafficking funding into the Capital Region.

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New England News
6:16 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Hundreds Say Final Farewells To "People's Bishop"

Western Massachusetts police chiefs were pallbearers for Springfield Bishop Joseph Maguire
Credit WAMC

Hundreds turned out today in Springfield for a final farewell to a beloved spiritual leader in western Massachusetts.

 The Catholic funeral mass filled with ancient rituals and symbols, hymns, and scripture readings was a moving tribute to the long life of the man known as the “people’s Bishop”—Joseph Maguire, who died last week at 95.

600 people filled Saint Michael’s Cathedral in downtown Springfield for the service, which lasted about 90 minutes.   Philip Waystack, a nephew of Maguire’s, said nothing made his “uncle Joe” happier than being among people.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Blair Horner: The Cuomo Administration Is Criticized For Its Secrecy


The Cuomo Administration’s preference for secrecy – even at the expense of the public’s right to know – was criticized in a report by an independent fiscal watchdog.  The report examined the Administration’s plan to divert over a half billion dollars from New York City’s water quality program to construction of the new Tappen Zee Bridge.  The Tappen Zee Bridge links Rockland and Westchester counties in the southern Hudson Valley.  Construction of the new bridge could cost $4 billion.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, December 1, 2014.

Commentary & Opinion
4:10 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Karen Hitchcock: “…A Renewed Call to Action” Apparently Gone Unheeded

Early this year, a Report was issued by the White House Council on Women and Girls with the startling finding that one in five of our nation’s female students have been sexually assaulted. Since that time, this oft-repeated statistic has been called everything from “appalling” and “tragic” to “overblown” and “inaccurate.” Wherever an individual falls on that continuum of reactions, I think all would agree that even one incidence of sexual assault is too many.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, November 28, 2014. 

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