WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
with Brian Shields
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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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

North Country Officials Meet With Montreal Mayor

Panorama of the Montreal Skyline in winter from the top of Mount Royal
Credit Diliff/Wikimedia Commons

A delegation from the Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce met with the mayor of Montreal this week to discuss areas of common interest and potential cross-border collaborations between Canada’s second-largest city and the North Country.

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New England News
6:16 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Public Transit Is Becoming More Popular

Ridership rose dramatically on Pioneer Valley Transit Authority buses after Massachusetts state-financed service changes took effect earlier this year.  Nationally, it appears public transit is growing more popular.

   Ridership jumped 12 percent in September and 9 percent in October as the state’s second-largest transit authority rolled out the biggest change in fixed-route bus schedules in nearly a decade.  PVTA Administrator Mary MacInnes said she was thrilled by the latest ridership data.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:51 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Michael Meeropol: Here We Go Again

Nine years ago, the first commentary I presented identified two competing approaches to economics.  The first one was personified by then Fed Chair Alan Greenspan who is well known as a free-market true-believer.   In fact in his youth he was a philosophical follower of Ayn Rand.   The other person highlighted in that commentary was the late John Kenneth Galbraith.  Galbraith was a strong supporter of government action to fight unemployment and poverty.  He was also a strong believer in macro-economic demand management following the arguments of John Maynard Keynes.   In that first commentary, I made it appear as if Galbraith was for “big government” while Greenspan was for “small government.”

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, December 5, 2014. 

Hudson Valley News
6:37 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

NRC Decides About Indian Point And Earthquake Risk

Credit Tony Fischer, flickr

A federal regulator has turned down a request from the parent of the Indian Point nuclear power plant concerning the level of earthquake risk.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has finalized its screening and prioritization for seismic hazard reviews for U.S. nuclear power plants. This comes after Entergy Nuclear had argued that its Indian Point 3 reactor should be moved from Group 1, the highest priority when it comes to examining earthquake risk, to Group 2 or 3. Jerry Nappi is spokesman for Entergy.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Labor Agency Issues Child Labor List

Credit Bureau of International Labor Affairs

A division of the U.S. Department of Labor has issued an updated list of goods produced by child and forced labor.

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WAMC News
6:24 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

FERC OK's Shale Gas Line To New York, New England

Credit http://www.kindermorgan.com/business/gas_pipelines/east/neenergydirect/projectmap.pdf

Federal energy regulators have approved a $700 million pipeline project designed to ferry cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania into high-priced markets in New England and New York. The 124-mile Constitution Pipeline could be operational by next winter.

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Arts & Culture
3:52 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Bob Goepfert Reviews "The Secret Garden" At Capital Rep

The Secret Garden at Capital Rep

ALBANY - “The Secret Garden” is probably not the show you would think of as Christmas entertainment.  But as the Capital Repertory Theatre production illustrates, any musical about love, rebirth and reconciliation is ideal material for this holiday season.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, December 4, 2014. 

New York News
6:30 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Advocates Await Clean Power Plan Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to implement new rules under its Clean Power Plan now that the public comment period ended on Monday. Advocacy groups across New York urged supporters to express the importance of the rules in reducing the impacts of climate change on the state and the nation.

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