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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New York News
8:30 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

North Country Surprised Owens Will Not Seek Re-Election

Congressman Bill Owens
Credit photo provided

New York 21st District Congressman Democrat Bill Owens announced today that he will not seek re-election.

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North Country News
8:00 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Owens Explains Decision To Retire From U.S. House

Congressman Bill Owens
Credit photo provided

New York Congressman Bill Owens announced this afternoon that he will not run for re-election.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley joined a conference call as the Democrat explained his decision.

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WAMC News
6:10 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

School Funding Rally Draws Hundreds To Albany

Speaker Silver

Hundreds of school children, parents and union members held a rally and sit-in at the State Capitol in Albany to build momentum for more spending on schools in the state budget Tuesday.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Supreme Court Recess Appointments Case

The Supreme Court heard argument yesterday about recess appointments. The Constitution says:

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

New York News
3:31 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

SUNY 2014 State of the University Address Pushes Online Learning

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, who heads the 64-campus SUNY system, set the bar high last year when she outlined goals and strategies designed to move the system to the head of the educational pack: the crown jewel of 2013's address was the three-year program to graduate students faster than the traditional four years of study ...

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New York News
6:31 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Farley-Thorne Rematch Brewing

Power Girls Pow-Wow: Madelyn Thorne (center) chats with US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at Albany City Hall as Mayor Kathy Sheehan looks on.
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Republican New York State Senator Hugh Farley was challenged in 2012 by Democrat Madelyn Thorne. The veteran politician coasted to reelection. Now, Thorne is eyeing a rematch this November.

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New England News
6:11 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

FEMA To Pay Springfield $25 Million For 2011 Tornado

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) and Springfield, MA Mayor Domenic Sarno sign papers to accept $25 million from FEMA for damage to city property from the June 1,2011 tornado
Credit WAMC

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to pay Springfield, Massachusetts $25 million for the destruction of public property by the 2011 tornado.  It is a final settlement that city officials worked relentlessly to obtain.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Blair Horner: Governor Cuomo Unveils His Themes for Re-election

Last week, Governor Cuomo delivered his fourth State of the State address.  In it, he followed the typical State of the State game-plan for incumbent governors: he delivered his priorities for the 2014 legislative session, spending much of the time describing past accomplishments and bolstering an image for the election campaign.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, January 13, 2014. 

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