WAMC Northeast Report

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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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September 12, 2012

3:58 PM
Solar Powered Life
Artist : The Classic Crime
Album : Vagabonds
Composer : MacDonald
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New York News
6:06 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Critics Question Cuomo Budget Surplus

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been taking credit for a $2 billion budget surplus in his new spending plan. But critics say that claim is not entirely accurate, because the windfall does not actually materialize for another two years, and only if certain conditions are met.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Paul Elisha: An Ancestral Ode

In a recent issue of the ‘American Poetry Review,’ a revered teacher of this commentator wrote of the proclivity of many notable poets for revising their work, after finding imperfections.  These, according to one anthropologist, were mischievously inserted by spirits of Nordic origin, to bedevil the poets into re-examinations.  In recent years, he claimed, there were fewer of these episodes, because poets had stopped believing in the spirits.  A dedicated poet, at heart, this commentator has found several verses among his own published works that might well benefit from such attention; not so much the result of folkloric mischief but changing times and ideas, that compel public attention.  This explains the following revision of several pertinent poems, now set in combined form and revised from (“SWASH” by Paul Elisha):   

Weather
3:45 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas ushers in the weekend with his evening weather forecast for Friday, January 31, 2014. 

WAMC News
6:30 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Budget Hearings Focus On Environmental Allocations

Joint legislative hearings on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2014-2105 budget are being held this week. Wednesday’s testimony focused on environmental issues.

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Hudson Valley News
6:25 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Update: Pine Bush anti-Semitism Incident

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In the Hudson Valley, the Pine Bush Central School District and its board continue to deal with multiple issues stemming from alleged incidents of anti-Semitism.

A 2-year-old lawsuit's allegations of anti-Semitism in Pine Bush have drawn national attention.

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WAMC News
3:45 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Delaware County Company Basking In Super Bowl Spotlight

These goalposts will be seen by billions during Sunday's Super Bowl. A company in Delhi, NY designed and built them.
Credit David Moxley

When the Super Bowl is played at MetLife Stadium —  the home of the New York Giants and Jets that opened in 2010 — for the first time Sunday, there will be an upstate New York presence on the field. But it’s not in the form of a quarterback, coach or referee.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas checks in with the evening weather forecast for Thursday, January 30, 2014.

North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Mandatory Boat Inspections Approved For Lake George

Lake George, NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Lake George Park Commission has adopted final rules requiring boat inspections to prevent introduction of invasive species in Lake George.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Cuomo Rep Says Fracking Delay Will Continue

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens testifies in Albany
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New England News
6:04 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Man Sues Police For Wrongful Murder Conviction

Charles Wilhite of Springfield,MA at a news conference where his civil rights attorney announced the filing of a lawsuit against two Springfield police detectives. Behind Wilhite is a poster showing him hugging his daughter after he was released from prison in 2013
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A man who spent three years in prison for murder before he was found not guilty of the charge at a second trial filed a lawsuit today accusing police in Springfield, Massachusetts of violating his civil rights.

A wrongful conviction lawsuit against two Springfield police detectives and the City of Springfield was filed by Charles Wilhite. It alleges the police officers caused his wrongful conviction by fabricating evidence and intimidating witnesses, according to Wilhite’s attorney, Howard Friedman.

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