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
4:22 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

U.S. Sen. Schumer Reveals Bill To Help Short-Line Rail In Saratoga Springs

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer joined Saratoga County officials today to launch his push for a bill to extend a tax credit he considers vital to railroads in New York.

On January 1st, a tax credit for short-line railroads is set to expire. At the Saratoga Springs Train Station, Sen. Schumer announced his push for the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2013. The Democrat mentioned the importance of the Saratoga and North Creek Railway, and other short-line rail lines that connect interstate rail to small communities.

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

Blair Horner: The Price Of Election Year Tax Cuts

Blair Horner

Last week, a gubernatorial commission released its $2 billion tax cut plan for New York State.  The commission’s plan provides for a 2-year property tax freeze, a cut in the tax rate on corporations to 6.5 percent and a reduction in tax on manufacturers to 2.5 percent.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas puts this past weekend's storm in perspective and gives us a glimpse of weather conditions for the coming week. 

New York News
6:30 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Snowy Owls Spotted Across Region

Snowy owls have been seen in greater numbers around Vermont recently in a rare visit from their normal Arctic habitat.
Credit D. Andrew Saunders / Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

Scientists are calling it a rare event and birders are hoping for a greater opportunity to see a snowy owl as an irruption of the species occurs across the northern quadrant of the U.S.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Some Saratoga Businesses Not Fretting Over Race Track Admission Increases

Last week, the New York Racing Association’s Board of Trustees voted 10-1 to raise admission fees at Belmont and Saratoga. General admission would raise from $3 to $5, and a seat in the clubhouse go from $5 to $8.

NYRA Board member Rick Violette said he thought it was possible the increase could keep some racing fans away, but it’s necessary.

“It’s never the right time to raise prices, it’s never a time to ask for more money – but we are running a business, and sometimes you have to bite the bullet and raise prices.”

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New England News
6:08 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Impartialty Of Gaming Commissioners Questioned

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission
Credit Massgaming.com

Ethics questions swirl around the chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission as the panel inches closer to issuing casino licenses.  The head gaming industry regulator is now a defendant in a lawsuit by a major casino company

Caesars Entertainment filed a federal court lawsuit this week accusing Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby of discrimination against the company so as to boost a rival casino development where a former business associate of the chairman stands to profit.

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Arts & Culture
3:50 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' Weekend Music Picks With Brian Shields

Credit Times Union

A couple of Christmas songs and some other upcoming holiday shows...

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Weather
3:45 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Winter weather is headed our way. How much snow is in our near future?  Meteorologist Garett Argianas shares the latest predictions. 

Sports
3:44 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Albany Looks To Attract NCAA Action

The NCAA is taking another look at Albany, and now city and county officials are scrambling to provide necessary amenities and roll out the welcome mat. 

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Christie Speech Lockout Sparks Commentary

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
Credit New Jersey Governor's Office

New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie was in Burlington Wednesday night as the keynote at a Vermont Republican Party fundraiser. The event and access to Christie were closed to the media. The move sparked criticism from local television and newspapers and a commentary from a former Washington, D.C. reporter. 

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