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 18, 2012

3:58 PM
El Nino
Artist : Jethro Tull
Album : J-Tull Dot Com
Composer : Ian Anderson
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Mosley Music Group, Interscope

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Blair Horner: New York Needs To Bolster Its Voting System

During the 2012 election, far too many Americans voters had to stand in long lines for hours in order to cast their ballot.  Voters who were stuck waiting were all too frequently lower-income and non-white.  The President promised to act, in order to ensure that such a disgraceful situation would never happen again.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, January 27, 2014.

New York News
6:30 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Environmental Advocates Warn Of Increased Use And Transport Of Tar Sands Oil

Tar sands fields, Alberta, Canada
Credit Howlmontreal/Creative Commons-Flickr

Two environmental groups in the region are helping to distribute a report warning that gasoline processed from tar sands will soon be commonplace, undercutting the region’s efforts to reduce carbon pollution.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck Talks Climate Change In Saratoga Springs

The Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, made stops in the Capital Region Friday to discuss climate change.

EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck visited Saratoga Springs, to speak at a conference of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association. The topic of her discussion focused on the reality of climate change.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Richard Iannuzzi: The Inconvenient Truth About Taxes

If you’ve been following the Governor’s missives on tax cuts…reports from his tax commissions, his State of the State message and news about his budget proposal… you undoubtedly know that he is proposing sweeping tax cuts.  The potential is for upwards of $2 billion for his tax cut package that includes proposed reductions for property owners, businesses, renters and upstate manufacturers.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas takes a look at the weekend weather ahead. 

New York News
6:31 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Advocates to Cuomo: Increase Education Aid

Demonstrators braved the bitter cold as they stood on the sidewalk along Crown Street.
Credit Kat Fisher

A day after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his budget, the Alliance for Quality of Education and Citizen Action of New York held eight rallies across New York Wednesday, including one in Kingston, calling on Albany to increase state funding for education.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Potential Democrat Closed-Mouthed About Plans

Dede Scozzzafava

There have been a number of names put forth as potential Democratic candidates to run in New York’s 21st congressional district now that incumbent Bill Owens has announced his retirement. Among the possibilities is Republican Dede Scozzafava. Scozzafava was in Plattsburgh today, and North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley asked if she would run.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Rep. Tonko Tours Local Company To See Growth And Innovation

Congressman Tonko visits with employees at Creatacor
Credit Baker Public Relations

Congressman Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, toured Creatacor, Inc., a company that designs and fabricates displays for trade shows and other corporate events. The company based in Clifton Park employs 56, and this month will complete renovations to its warehouse and corporate offices.

Will Farmer, Vice President of Client Services at Creatator, says the company has expanded multiple times since it was founded in 1987, initially as a spinoff of GE Corporate’s exhibit operation, to a company that now provides services top brands including LEGO and Virgin Atlantic.

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New England News
6:14 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

MGM Pitches Springfield Casino To State Gaming Regulators

MGM Springfield President Bill Hornbuckle presents details of the company's Springfield casino project to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission
Credit WAMC

The lone applicant for the western Massachusetts casino license pitched the project to state gaming industry regulators today.  The 90-minute public presentation marked the beginning of an evaluation process that is expected to culminate with the awarding of a casino license in the spring.

   MGM  Resorts International CEO James Murran told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission that even though all competitors have fallen by the wayside, MGM’s Springfield project is the right choice to be awarded a lucrative casino license.

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