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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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Comptroller's Audit Finds Double Dipping at NYS Agencies

Credit Courtesy NYS OSC

A new audit by the New York State Comptroller finds that out of a sample of state workers at state agencies and authorities, more than a fifth were double dipping, being paid for two jobs while doing only one.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Richard Iannuzzi: As to Babies and Bathwater

Tales from medieval times tell us that water was stored in barrels for bathing.  The male head of the household — most likely a farmer or tradesman — would bathe first.  He would be followed by his wife and their many children, in order of their birth.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas has our evening weather forecast for Thursday, December 19, 2013. 

New England News
6:30 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

State Health Exchange Officials Offer Enrollment Update

The administrators of several state health care exchanges offered an update on the status of enrollments and operations Wednesday afternoon. 

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New England News
6:27 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Rare Artifact, Misidentified,Found In Museum Storage

A rare Tlingit war helmet recently discovered in storage at the Springfield Museums will be on display beginning Dec. 26,2013
Credit Springfield Museums

The Springfield Museums will soon put on public display a rare anthropological treasure that had been misidentified and kept in storage for more than a century.  Officials  at the science museum in Springfield, Massachusetts announced the discovery today.

Officials at the Springfield Museums say they have authenticated an artifact in the permanent collection as a mid- 19th Century Tlingit helmet that likely belonged to a warrior for a tribe of the indigenous peoples in southeast Alaska.  There are fewer than 100 Tlingit war helmets known to be in existence.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Bankrupt Fracking Company Sues Cuomo Administration Over Delays

Credit WAMC News

A bankrupt energy company is suing the Cuomo Administration over the long delayed decision on whether to allow hydrofracking in New York.   Their attorney says the action was prompted by remarks made by Governor Cuomo and his Health Commissioner earlier this week. 

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Sports
3:50 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Keith Strudler: Football Hero/Football Zero

It you watched the closing moments of last week’s football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers, you may have felt like you had seen it before, like it was a scene out of Groundhog Day. For those who missed it, the plotline went something like this. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo led his team to the brink of victory, only to gamble it away with a series of ill-conceived, unnecessarily risky passes that resulted in game altering interceptions. Specifically here, all Dallas really had to do in the closing minutes of the game was simply run the ball and run the clock. But Romo, forever the gunslinger, threw wildly into defensive traffic. Green Bay picked it off, scored the go-ahead touchdown, and revived a narrative that’s older than the Cowboys’ stadium itself.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas shares the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, December 18, 2013. 

New England News
6:33 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Massachusetts Voters May Decide Bottle Bill Expansion

A coalition that includes environmentalists, consumer advocates, and municipal officials is making another push in Massachusetts to update the bottle deposit law.

Three decades after Massachusetts voters approved a nickel deposit on cans and bottles of soda and beer, a question may appear on the 2014 ballot to include bottled water, teas, and sports drinks in the beverage deposit law.   Secretary of State Bill Galvin has certified the possible ballot question received more than the nearly 69,000 valid signatures required.

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

Reports Outline Steps For VT To Prepare For Next Disaster

Credit Institute for Sustainable Communities

Two reports were issued Monday outlining policies and procedures that Vermont officials can implement to better prepare the state for natural disasters.

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