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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Mountain Lake PBS

The final debate between the three candidates in New York’s 21st Congressional district was taped Monday at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh.

A judge has allowed the New York Farm Bureau to intervene in a lawsuit that could dramatically affect farm wages in the state.

Stephen Gottlieb: A Scary Election

Oct 25, 2016

Over a century ago, populism was sweeping the country, with white and African-American workers standing together, until a scared Southern aristocracy started race-baiting. Whites took the bait, breaking the back of Southern populism. The rest of the country surged forward because their governments cared about the people, the regular people, not just the fancy financiers. But not in the South, which languished.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Oct 25, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

     People have gotten used to posting profiles about themselves on social media and now one western Massachusetts city is encouraging its residents to create public safety profiles too.

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Two reported sexual assault cases at the University at Albany have officials reexamining security measures.

Letters have gone back and forth between seven state lawmakers and the chair of the New York State Public Service Commission. At issue is what the lawmakers say is an unfair statewide electric rate increase to subsidize upstate nuclear power plants.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that $790,000 is available for Mid-Hudson Valley municipalities to convert to LED streetlights. The idea is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the state reach its energy goals.

During the lazy, hazy days of last summer, the Cuomo Administration approved a plan to hike New Yorkers’ electric utility bills by billions of dollars. The hike is to bail out three upstate nuclear power plants in central and western New York. Some of these plants, built during the Vietnam War era, were slated to be shut down because they were no longer efficient or profitable, having run well past their projected lifespan of 40 years.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Oct 24, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, October 24, 2016.

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     A new era in Massachusetts elections began today with early voting offered for the first time.

ADA-Accessible Trail Opens At Black Rock Forest

Oct 21, 2016
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A nature trail opened Friday in the Hudson Highlands in Orange County that provides access for wheelchairs, walkers and strollers. The pathway at Black Rock Forest in Cornwall takes visitors to an overlook that provides 50 mile views up the Hudson Valley.

Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Vermont
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Vice President Joe Biden was on the University of Vermont campus this morning to discuss his work as chair of President Obama’s Cancer Moonshot Task Force, which has a goal to advance and accelerate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Audrey Kupferberg: Death Fantasies In The Movies

Oct 21, 2016

Throughout the history of the movies, there have been realistic portrayals of death.  But there also have been many instances where death is handled as eerie fantasy.  As we move towards Halloween, stories featuring death and its supernatural elements are dominating home screens.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Oct 21, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, Oct0ber 21, 2016.

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Three men are being held in Virginia in connection with two bodies found a day apart in Rensselear County.

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The National Park Service has awarded a $250,000 grant to help fund improvements to a popular park in an inner-city neighborhood in Springfield, Massachusetts.

After several years of budget surpluses, New York State tax revenue is coming in at a lower-than-expected rate. That could affect big-ticket programs like school aid and health care as well as a multi-year tax cut planned by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislators.

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University of Vermont

The University of Vermont has issued a new study that shows the college has an economic impact of over a billion dollars on the state.

FRA Administrator Feinberg with Senator Charles Schumer discussing Positive Train Control at the Schenectday Amtrak station.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Schenectady Wednesday with Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Sarah Feinberg to highlight what he says is a need for a “positive-train control” system between Poughkeepsie and Amsterdam.

Keith Strudler: Chicago Cubs Fans

Oct 19, 2016

Cubs fans, it is now time to get nervous. A few days ago, you were up one game to zero in the National League Championship Series. Three more wins against the Dodgers, and it was off to the World Series, where you would be the favorite to win over what now appears to be the Cleveland Indians, who are up three-nil on the Toronto Blue Jays. This would be your first trip to the Series since 1945. And if you won, the first time since 1908. As you’re well aware as a Cubs fan, this is the longest championship drought in professional baseball. Or more precisely, in all professional sports.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Oct 19, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

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The City of Saratoga Springs has unveiled a new Smart City plan. Put together in a collaborative process, the plan is designed to advance technology to benefit infrastructure, the business community, visitors and residents.

Stephen Gottlieb: Fugue For Pledge Breaks

Oct 18, 2016

Hi folks. When you hear this I’ll be boarding a plane for Pittsburgh to give a talk, and I’ll be missing a couple of days of the fund drive, though friends and family from our Peace Corps days will be helping out at the station as well as contributing from home. This station is important to us – and this election season makes clear why. On WAMC we get news that is fact-checked. We get opinions that are explained, not just thrown at us like so many ipse dixits. We get interviews with people on both sides of political campaigns. And we get cutting edge science about energy, water, the climate, the economy and other matters of interest and importance. This station is a treasure.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Oct 18, 2016
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WNYT

Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening forecast for Tuesday, October 18, 2016.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

Oct 17, 2016
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening forecast for Monday, October 17, 2016.

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia (left) with SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher
Pat Bradley/WAMC

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia were at SUNY Plattsburgh Friday afternoon to wrap up their statewide TeachNY listening tour.

A lucky cat is held by Lucky Cat owner William "Tragedy" Yager
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

It was bound to happen sooner or later: doing the laundry has gone high-tech. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas went to downtown Albany to see for himself.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Oct 14, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Friday, October 14, 2016.

Greg Haymes
Times Union

Nippertown's Greg Haymes stops by with an autumn harvest of songs, some from the Local 518, some not. 

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