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. 

In an effort to support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, the Environment America Research and Policy Center has produced an online map showcasing severe weather events over the last five years.

Bill Owens: Back To The Commune

Nov 12, 2015

There have been a number of recent articles discussing how the growing senior population will be cared for. Let’s explore the options.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 12, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, November 12, 2015.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

Linda Tyer is scheduled to be sworn in as mayor of Pittsfield in January after defeating two-term incumbent Dan Bianchi by nearly 20 points last week. The current City Clerk will step into the first four-year mayoral term in the city due to a charter change. Tyer sat down with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis to talk about her top initiatives as she takes over the corner office.

In part two of the interview, the Tyer explains how she wants to restructure city government and shares her views on some topics that have local and regional implications.

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Veterans gathered at the oval on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base this morning for an annual Veterans Day ceremony. 


Cities and towns across the region honored military veterans today with parades, wreath-laying ceremonies,and speeches. One western Massachusetts college held its annual multigenerational observance.

Rain forced the relocation of American International College’s Veterans Day celebration from its traditional location at the permanent veteran’s memorial on the main Springfield campus to an indoor venue.

Keith Strudler: Missouri Football's Big Win

Nov 11, 2015

By all regards, players on the University of Missouri football team can consider this a win. Now former University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe, and former flagship campus chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, cannot. In the most confrontational of moments, African-American members of the Missouri football team threatened to sit out until Wolfe resigned. That was last week. And since the Tigers had an off-week last Saturday, this weekend would be the true test of conviction, when Missouri faced out-of-conference foe BYU, who was put in the uncomfortable front row seat of this showdown. Had the standoff continued, Missouri football would have been without 30+ athletes against the Cougars, which, assuming you know BYU athletics, would have resulted in one of the whitest college football games in the past 30 years. At this point, it’s all a matter of hypotheticals, having avoided what could have been the most racially charged sports moment since the 1968 Olympic Games.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Nov 11, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

Pittsfield’s Veterans Day Parade was cancelled because of a steady rain throughout the morning, but the city still came together to honor current and former members of the armed forces today.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

A new space under construction in Troy promises to be upstate New York's first incubator aimed at developing startups in the creative economy.