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 21, 2012

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Capital Region News
6:59 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Seven Days Of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa, the African-American holiday that celebrates family, community and culture, begins the day after Christmas. The festival has become part of the national culture.
Credit Capital Region Kwanzaa Coalition

The holiday was created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Africana Studies at California State University.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Mercury Thermostat Law Signed

Credit midnightcomm/flickr

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act, requiring that thermostat manufacturers create a program for the collection, transportation, recycling, and disposal of out-of-service thermostats containing mercury.  Environmental advocates across the state are praising the new law, calling it a huge step in getting mercury out of the land, air and water.

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New England News
6:25 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Voters Decided The Fates Of Casino Projects In 2013

Nathan Bech, who lead the effort in West Springfield, MA to defeat a casino proposed by Hard Rock International
Credit WAMC

More than any other factor, votes in cities and towns in 2013 shaped the casino competition landscape for the burgeoning gaming industry in Massachusetts

In writing the Massachusetts gaming law in 2011 legislators and Governor Deval Patrick insisted that local control be paramount in determining where the state’s first casinos would be built. A successful outcome in a local referendum is a prerequisite for advancing in the state’s lengthy licensing process.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Will New York See Political Reform In 2014?

Credit Karen DeWitt

2013 saw more New York state lawmakers indicted, jailed, convicted, and even participating in the wire-tapping some of their colleagues.  The continued corruption spurred Governor Andrew Cuomo to appoint a commission to look into the legislature. Will 2014 be the year Albany finally sees reform?

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WAMC News
3:44 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Garett Argianas' Christmas Eve Weather Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas has the evening weather forecast.

New York News
6:25 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

NYS Jobless Rate Drops

NYS Economy Hits Another All-Time High Private Sector Job Count in November
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A sign that New York State's economic fortunes are on an uptick — some encouraging numbers have been released by the labor department.

State officials say New York's unemployment rate dropped from 7.7 percent in October to 7.4 percent in November, the lowest level in nearly five years.  Career-transition expert Dan Moran with NextAct of Colonie says while the number may seem small, it is "significant."  "That's a nice, healthy drop in the unemployment rate, and as well the number of new jobs that hit the market. We are seeing real job growth."

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Taxes A Focal Point In 2014 Session

Credit Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

One of the top issues of the 2014 New York legislative session will be taxes. While Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to cut taxes, some, including New York City Mayor -elect Bill de Blasio, want to raise them.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Blair Horner: Mayor Bloomberg's Public Health Legacy

Next week New York City will have its first new Mayor in 12 years.  Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire Mayor, will leave office.  Bloomberg who was elected Mayor as the City was reeling from the September 11th terrorist attacks, dramatically changed both the politics and policies of New York.

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New York News
3:45 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Garett Argianas' Afternoon Weather Forecast

Meterologist Garett Argianas delivers the afternoon forecast.

New York News
12:38 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Gov. Cuomo Signs Food Bills

Credit Karen DeWitt

A broad coalition of farming, conservation and environmental organizations are applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo for approving legislation that will strengthen the state’s local-food economy and protect New York farms.

The coalition is excited that Cuomo has approved food-related bills, hailing them as "good for farmers and consumers."  Mark Dunlea is Executive Director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State.  "The one we've been working on the hardest had been to get the state to begin to collect data on how much local food they were actually purchasing."

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