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 19, 2012

3:58 PM
Air Traffic Control
Artist : Jets to Brazil
Album : Four Cornered Night
ReleaseYear : 2000
Label : Jade Tree Records

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

Cuomo: Reform A Priority, But Not Top Priority

The new legislative session is just a few weeks away. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’ll still make anti-corruption measures a high priority as he did in 2013.  But he says he’ll likely deal with economic issues, like proposed tax cuts, first. 

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New York News
6:05 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Dewey Loeffel Landfill Subject Of Town Hall Talk

Issues involving the Dewey Loeffel Landfill in Rensselaer County were fodder for discussion this afternoon at Nassau Town Hal,  as officials expressed concerns over the potential release of contaminants into local waterways.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Metro-North Had Neither Featherbedding Nor Safety

On Sunday, December 1, Metro-North reported an “accident occurred just before 7:30 a.m. … [A] southbound, Hudson Line train with about 120 passengers on board derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx. All cars derailed.” [1] We now know four people died and many were injured.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas details the current winter weather in our region and takes a look at likely conditions later in the week. 

New England News
6:24 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Staff Issues Favorable Report On Wynn Resorts

The investigative unit of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has found Wynn Resorts suitable to bid for the lone casino license available in eastern Massachusetts.  The five-member commission conducted a hearing in Boston today on the results of the background investigation

The Investigations and Enforcement Bureau of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission found nothing that would disqualify Wynn Resorts from being issued a casino license in Massachusetts providing the company can explain to the commission’s satisfaction its business practices in Macau, China.

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

Cuomo: Spending Cuts Won't Be Needed For Tax Cuts

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget director outlined more details of the governor’s tax commission proposals to cut property and business taxes in the state.

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