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. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in an address before the state’s business leaders Friday in Lake George, promoted his economic development plans, including the Buffalo Billion initiative, and fended off questions on reports that some of the projects are under investigation by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

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A dam that provided an iconic view of the Adirondack High Peaks is being dismantled.  While some environmentalists say removal of the Marcy Dam will be good for the ecosystem, others are disappointed to see it go.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

As gun violence continues to plague Troy, city officials are once again urging residents to do their part to stop the bloodshed.

Facebook: Berkshire Ultra Running Community For Service

An ultramarathon this weekend in Pittsfield is benefiting an international organization that supports physical activity among girls and women in conflict-affected areas.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public input on a plan to dismantle and decontaminate a processing facility that was built to support PCB dredging efforts in the upper Hudson. While many officials from surrounding communities have called for additional dredging, others would like to see things wrapped up sooner.  

In “God of Carnage,” the play starts with parents discussing the “uncivilized” behavior of their two 11-year old boys who get into a fight at the school playground. The “civilized” parents are meeting to see what lessons the children can gain from the experience.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 17, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, September 17, 2015.

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Although the unemployment rate in New York’s North Country remains above the statewide average, businesses are hiring.  In Plattsburgh this afternoon dozens of companies have been participating in a job fair seeking qualified employees.

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After a count of absentee ballots, there is a winner of Troy's Democratic mayoral primary. The victor of the race deemed too close to call on election night last week is now focused on November.

It was standing-room-only at the Rensselaer County Board of Elections Wednesday morning as the affidavit and absentee ballots were counted to determine the winner of Troy's Democratic mayoral primary.


Gay rights activists Wednesday launched the fifth annual Springfield Pride Week with a call to expand legal protections in Massachusetts for transgender people.

The rainbow unity flag was raised on the Springfield City Hall esplanade and the mayor read a proclamation in front of about 50 people to publicize Pride Week.  It is a volunteer run series of events that include dances, parties, performances, and a church service.