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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September 21, 2012

3:58 PM
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Artist : Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
Album : III/IV
Composer : Adams
ReleaseYear : 2010
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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Get ready for Polar Vortex, Part II.  Meteorologist Garett Argianas shares the chilly details. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:45 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Blair Horner: The Budget Battle Begins

The New York State budget fight begins this week with the governor offering his budget plan.  The governor’s budget will be massive – probably $135 billion of spending.  Over 95 percent of it will become law without much fuss.

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New York News
10:45 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Rare Recording Of MLK Speech Found

Martin Luther King.
Credit NYS Archives

The New York State Museum in Albany is celebrating an important find on this Martin Luther King Day — a recording of a 1962 speech by the civil rights leader that hadn’t been heard since it was delivered in New York City. The museum received a reel-to-reel tape of the speech celebrating the 100 anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in the late 1970’s, but didn’t hear it until this past November. Museum director Mark Schaming says it’s a landmark moment for the museum.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Proctors Donates Ticket Proceeds To Help Veterans

Bob Nevins from Saratoga WarHorse meets with the cast of War Horse
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A Saratoga County organization that uses horses to assist veterans suffering from psychological wounds has received a donation from Proctor’s Theatre from ticket proceeds.

Saratoga WarHorse, a Wilton-based nonprofit received, an $8,900 donation from Proctor’s.

The money is a portion of the ticket sales to the play War Horse, which premiered on the Schenectady stage January 15th.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Long-term Unemployed Face Challenge As Economy Improves

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A federal program to provide jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed has expired, and efforts to renew it are deadlocked in the Senate.  But a shift in federal policy as a result of the bipartisan budget approved this week could be good news for job-seekers this year

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Arts & Culture
3:50 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Audrey Kupferberg: Philomena

One film that is drawing attention at award nomination ceremonies is PHILOMENA, the story of a real-life Irish-Catholic woman named Philomena Lee.  The film relates the story a teenager in the 1950s, who met a young man one evening at a fair and wound up having a one-night sexual encounter with him—her first time having sex.  She never saw him again.

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Weather
3:41 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

We take a look at weather conditions for the weekend ahead in Garett Argianas' evening forecast for Friday, January 17, 2014. 

New York News
6:30 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Business And Economic Development Officials Call On Legislators To Pass Fiscal Initiatives

North Country business and municipal officials gathered at a local manufacturing plant Thursday morning to praise New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development proposals and call on the legislature to expedite their passage.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

New Halfmoon Supervisor Reaches Out To Business Community

The new supervisor of a Capital Region town defined by scandal in 2013 has set out a vision for 2014 focused on economic development.

At an open forum for businesses hosted by the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce at Halfmoon Town Hall Thursday, Supervisor Kevin Tollisen outlined his agenda for 2014.  In November, Tollisen was elected to become supervisor in January, but took the supervisor position early after he was appointed by the town board, following the resignation of former supervisor Mindy Wormuth.

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New York News
4:52 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

NY, 6 Communities Agree On Sewage Cleanup Plan

DEC presser at Jenning's Landing - Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is at the podium, Commissioner Joe Martens directly behind her.
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Sewage pollution in the Hudson River at Albany will be reduced under a $136 million plan announced Thursday by New York State environmental regulators, the city of Albany and five other surrounding communities. 

A cleaner future for the Hudson River in 15 years? Officials say it's do-able. Under an agreement with the Department of Environmental Conservation, a coalition of six communities will upgrade sewer systems to reduce discharges of storm water-diluted sewage after heavy rain.

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