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 17, 2012

3:58 PM
Sucker Punch
Artist : OneRepublic
Album : Waking Up
Composer : Tedder, Zach Filkins, Myers
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Mosley Music Group, Interscope

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Senator Leahy Discusses Legislative Priorities

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy met with reporters from Vermont and the region in his Burlington office Friday morning to talk about his Congressional priorities.

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

Michael Meeropol: Paying Unemployment Insurance Is Not Just A Moral Issue

As I speak, approximately 1.3 million of the long-term unemployed have exhausted their benefits --- they now receive nothing to bolster their spending. To some, this is an outrageous betrayal of the fundamental decency that is at the core of the best of America’s moral traditions. To others, it is about time the unemployed stopped being subsidized in their idleness – cutting off benefits, so the argument goes, will make them try harder to find a job.

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Weather
3:37 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

The first winter storm of 2014 was a whopper. Meteorologist Garett Argianas takes a look at the upcoming weekend weather conditions. 

Capital Region News
6:52 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Albany's 'New Era' Begins

Albany 5th ward Common Councilman Mark Robinson
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

With the inauguration of Kathy Sheehan as its new mayor, Albany is ushering in a new era of city politics.

Changes are coming to city hall following the swearing-in ceremonies for the Albany Common Council, Common Council President, City Auditor, City Treasurer, and of course Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the Democrat who took over from 20-year incumbent Jerry Jennings. 

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

North Country Deals With Frigid Temperatures

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Much of the Northeast is facing blizzard conditions. In the North Country, the main concern is dangerous sub-zero temperatures.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

David Nightingale: Christmas in Turkey, 1961

Christmas in the Middle East, 1961. The Moslem headmaster had insisted we take the Christian holiday, although we hadn't asked for it.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas outlines the progress of the first winter storm of 2014, and takes a look at when this round of cold, snowy weather will move out of the region. 

New York News
3:08 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Moreau Steps Into Saratoga County Casino Debate

The debate over casino development in Saratoga County is expanding, as the town of Moreau is making its own pitch for a possible casino location.

The town of Moreau is pitching the idea to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office to establish a casino on Mt. McGregor, home to a New York State prison slated for closure in July.

Earlier this week, Moreau’s town board approved a measure in support of casino development on the 1,200-acre facility.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Rails To Trails Project Proposed in Adirondacks

Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Credit Howard Brier/Flickr

A group in the Adirondacks is advocating for what it says could be a prime recreational and economic opportunity for the region.  Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates wants to convert rail tracks in the central Adirondacks into a recreational trail. But it faces opposition from the rail company that wants to restore the tracks.

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New England News
6:28 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Kerry's Departure For Diplomacy Leads To Markey's Elevation To Senate

Credit wikipedia commons

2013 should have been an off-year for statewide politics in Massachusetts, but that was not the case, as the state’s voters were called upon to elect another new U.S. Senator

The election cycle actually began in late 2012 when President Obama nominated Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to be U.S. Secretary of State. After securing Senate confirmation in January, Kerry resigned from the Senate seat he had held for 28 years.

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