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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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

ACLU Calls on VT Legislature to Limit Electronic Surveillance

Credit ACLU of Vermont

The American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont says electronic surveillance techniques are increasingly accessible to state and local law enforcement agencies and private businesses.  The group has issued a report detailing the types of surveillance most commonly seen in Vermont and is calling on the state legislature to control how it’s used.

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New England News
6:06 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Coakley's Opening Gubernatorial Campaign Trip Stops In Springfield

Martha Coakley chats with people at the Red Rose Pizzeria in Springfield MA as part of her barnstorming tour of the state to launch her campaign for governor.
Credit WAMC

Attorney General Martha Coakley brought her barnstorming campaign kickoff for governor to western Massachusetts today. 

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Comptroller Looking For Start Up Companies To Invest In

Credit NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

The State Comptroller says he’s looking for more start up companies and entrepreneurs to invest in, as part of a partnership between the state’s pension fund and private equity managers.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:55 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Should We Kick Al Jazeera Off The Cable Packages?

Perhaps you’ve heard that a New York legislator threatened several cable companies with a boycott if they didn’t pull al Jazeera from their cable packages.

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Weather
3:41 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

The northeast enjoyed a cool, crisp September day.  How about tomorrow?  Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 17, 2013. 

WAMC News
3:19 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Advocates Speak Out About SNAP

Advocates for middle- and low-income families in New York are puzzled by the initiative in Congress to cut SNAP benefits. They want to save the food stamp program that keeps millions of Americans from going hungry.

This week the House will vote on a bill that would slash $40 billion from the SNAP program over a 10-year period. Advocates argue the cut would deny between 4 and 6 million people food stamps. The new legislation would also allow states to require SNAP recipients to work.

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Hudson Valley News
6:57 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

NYS Assemblyman Delays Boycott Of Cable TV Providers

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A New York state assemblyman who threatened to boycott cable TV providers if they did not remove Al Jazeera America from basic packages says he is holding off on the boycott for now. He did, however, launch a petition drive.

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New England News
6:22 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

New Partnership To Help Homeless Veterans

A Massachusetts-based veterans outreach organization and a Springfield anti-poverty agency have been awarded a federal grant for a partnership to help homeless veterans in western Massachusetts.

   Soldier On and Springfield Partners for Community Action will use $757,000 to provide help to veterans and their families who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.  Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, who announced the federal grant in Springfield on Monday, said the objective is to help people who have served their country get back on their feet.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Lawsuit Filed As One-Year Anniversary Of Fracking Health Study Nears

Credit AP Photo

It’s been nearly a year since the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state health commissioner would conduct a review to determine whether hydrofracking could be done safely in New York. Since then, little information has been released on the on going study. Now, an anti-fracking group is suing the state to find out what exactly is being reviewed.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Blair Horner: A Bad Situation Made Worse By The U.S. Supreme Court

New York State’s campaign finance system has been awful for many years.  It is a system that has extremely high campaign contribution “limits” (for example you can give over $100,000 legally – assuming you had that much), lousy disclosure requirements, and impotent enforcement.

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