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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October 19, 2012

3:38 PM
Artist : Jim Sande
Album : Il Progretto D'amore
Composer : Sande
Label : Labile Music 34
3:42 PM
Gospel Ship
Artist : Lost Radio Rounders
Album : Heaven's Radio: The Gospel Songs of the Carter Family
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Self-Released
3:44 PM
Hot House
Artist : Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Album : Hot House
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Concord Jazz
3:48 PM
Down at the County
Artist : Professor Louie & the Crowmatix
Album : Wings On Fire
ReleaseYear : 2012
Label : Woodstock Records
3:53 PM
Oobleck Waltz
Artist : Oobleck
Album : Tell Your Mom I Said Hi
Label : Self-Released
3:58 PM
Love Rollercoaster
Artist : Red Hot Chili Peppers
Album : Beavis & Butt-Head Do America
Composer : W/S/B/J/M/P/B
ReleaseYear : 1996
Label : Geffen


New York News
6:20 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Adirondack Senator Discusses Effort To Open Ski Museum In North Creek

Credit Sharr Rezniqi/Wikimedia Commons

State Senator Betty Little is leading an effort to establish a museum showcasing the history of skiing in New York in the town of North Creek, home of Gore Mountain.

WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Senator Little about the ongoing effort.

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3:45 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas checks in with the evening weather forecast for Thursday, December 26, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Wed December 25, 2013

Keith Strudler: Kobe Like Mike In All The Wrong Ways

Over the years, we’ve heard a fair amount of comparisons between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Who’s the greatest ever, how do Kobe’s titles hold up to MJ’s, who’s more historic. That aside, here’s one striking similarity between the pair of two-guards. At this particular time, neither of them are playing NBA basketball.

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3:44 pm
Wed December 25, 2013

Garett Argianas' Christmas Weather Forecast

Garett Argianas

Your afternoon regional weather summary with meteorologist Garett Argianas.

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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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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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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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