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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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Silver: Minimum Wage Hike Not Enough

Speaker Silver

New York’s minimum is now $8 an hour, after a new law that takes effect today. It’s part of a phased-in increase that will result in a $9 an hour rate for the state’s lowest income earners by 2016.  But a leading lawmaker says the hike should be phased in faster, and advocates for the poor say tip earners, like wait staff, should also be included.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Worst Supreme Court Decisions In Two Decades

What’s the worst thing the U.S. Supreme Court has done in two decades?

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas shares the final evening weather forecast of 2013. 

Capital Region News
3:18 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Albany Bids Jennings Farewell

Mayor Jerry Jennings emerges from City Hall, addresses and hugs folks in the crowd, including Mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan, before being driven off in a black SUV.
Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

A formal ceremony was held today in downtown Albany to bid farewell to the man who has led the capital city for two decades.

Citizens, politicians, police and public service workers gathered in and around Albany city hall to say goodbye to Jerry Jennings - the colorful, outgoing Mayor who shepherded the capital city for the past twenty years.

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New York News
6:33 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Power Plans Split Community

Credit athenscitizensdevelopmentcommittee.wordpress.com

A Greene County community is split over whether to allow new power transmission projects to cut through municipalities to feed electricity to New Yorkers downstate.   Governor Andrew Cuomo’s so-called “Energy Highway Blueprint” aims to raise the energy supply downstate by 1,000 megawatts to head off a possible energy shortfall in the New York City area.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Ethics Panel Meets For Final Time In 2013

NYPIRG's Blair Horner says the JCOPE has failed to bring real reform.
Credit C.W. McKeen / The Post - Standard, 2006

The New York state ethics board held its final meeting of the year Monday, and announced no major decisions or initiatives. Critics say that’s normal for the controversial Joint Commission on Public Ethics, and they say that’s part of the problem.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Blair Horner: Obamacare Gets Implemented

The beginning of 2014 heralds the full implementation of the federal health care reform law – the Affordable Care Act.  For most New Yorkers, the new law will have no noticeable impact.  For the 2 plus million New Yorkers who lack health insurance or who pay for it themselves, the new law offers dramatic changes.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas checks in with the weather forecast for the evening of Monday, December 30, 2013. 

North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Vermont Utilities Work To Restore Power

Credit Mccready/Flickr

Power companies across northern New England have struggled to restore power to rural locations since last weekend’s ice storm. Nearly a week after an ice storm coated parts of northern Vermont, some remain without power, and some areas that have been restored are experiencing spot outages.

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New York News
3:55 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Outgoing Deputy Mayor Of Saratoga Springs Tapped To Serve In Clerk's Office

Outgoing deputy mayor of Saratoga Springs Shauna Sutton will serve under county clerk-elect Craig Hayner in the new year.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Saratoga County is preparing for its third County Clerk in three years.

Almost one year ago, former County Clerk Kathy Marchione left her post to become State Senator of the 43rd district. She’d served as Saratoga County Clerk for 15 years.

In April of 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Peter Martin as interim Clerk. But voters in November elected Martin to represent Saratoga Springs on the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors.

On January first, Republican Clerk-elect Craig Hayner, a Halfmoon town board member, will assume his new role.

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