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
6:07 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Comptroller's Report Shows DC Dysfunction Decreased Wall St. Profits

Credit Courtesy NYS OSC

A report by New York State’s Comptroller Tom DiNapoli finds that the dysfunction in Washington may take a bite out of Wall Street profits for the remainder of this year.

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Weather
3:43 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Cold weather is on the way!  Meteorologist Garett Argianas has the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, October 22, 2013. 

New York News
2:58 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Arts Venues: Limit Casino Entertainment

A coalition formed in response to a planned statewide referendum about whether to amend the New York constitution to authorize up to seven additional casinos held a press conference this morning at Capital Repertory in downtown Albany.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A veritable"who's who" of leaders of Capital Region arts non-profits gathered in a show of solidarity under the moniker "Upstate Theaters for a Fair Game." The group hopes to educate the public on what it sees as potential negative effects of casino expansion on what it refers to as "local entertainment ecosystems," noting that mid-sized arts and entertainment venues in neighboring states have been impacted by casino-based entertainment offerings.

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Hudson Valley News
10:10 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Ulster, Sullivan Officials Want Casino Gambling In Their Counties

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A number of business, labor, and elected officials joined together in Ulster County this afternoon to urge New Yorkers to vote in support of casino gambling in the state. A few opponents voiced their concerns as well.

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New England News
6:24 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Banks Will Have To Post Bond With Foreclosures To Secure And Maintain Properties

Credit WAMC

Authorities in Springfield, Massachusetts announced Monday they will begin enforcing anti-foreclosure regulations that survived a federal court challenge.  An activist who had lobbied for passage of the new requirements more than two years ago lamented the slow pace of implementation.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Poll Shows Cuomo Poised For Safe Reelection, With Some Weaknesses

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

A new poll finds that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is well positioned to win re-election next year, but there are some weaknesses in the governor’s generally positive numbers.

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Capital Region News
4:15 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Schumer Backs Expanded 'BusPlus' Service

The Capital District Transportation Authority's "Bus Plus" initiative got a big boost from a U.S. Senator today.

CDTA rolled out its BusPlus rapid transit service in April 2011 along the Central Avenue corridor, connecting Albany, Colonie, Niskayuna and Schenectady.  New York’s senior Senator, Democrat Chuck Schumer, made an appearance at The College of Saint Rose in Albany.  Schumer announced the plans to launch two new BusPlus routes.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Blair Horner: Moreland Commission's Credibility Hangs In The Balance

Good government alarm bells are ringing in Albany.  Numerous news reports have accused the governor’s aides of interfering in the activities of the state commission investigating corruption in government.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas share details of today's weather conditions around the region and casts an expert eye toward tomorrow. 

North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

City Attorney Releases Opinion on F-35 Legal Issues

Credit U.S. Air Force

Burlington’s city attorney has released a report indicating the City Council has no authority to stop the military from basing F-35 fighter jets at the International Airport.

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