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
2:48 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

As Lawmakers Leave Albany, Some Items Unfinished

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders agreed on three major items at the close of the legislative session. But they also left a lot of unfinished business on the table Friday.

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New York News
7:59 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Comcast-TWC Merger Update

Most Americans are opposed to the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a new public opinion poll by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. The odds of a merger happening may be tipping toward the cable companies. 

There are opinions, and then there is action – or lack of interest. The poll showed just 11 percent of the public supports the $45.2 billion merger, 56 percent oppose it, and 32 percent had no opinion. The Public Service Commission has been holding hearings on the merger in New York this week.

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New York News
5:37 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

New York To Allow Limited Medical Marijuana Under Agreement

Medical marijuana supporters in Albany.
Credit Karen DeWitt

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature have agreed to a limited medical marijuana program for patients with cancer, AIDS, and childhood seizure disorders. It will not allow the drug to be smoked.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:51 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Rabbi Dan Ornstein: The Noise Which Brings Quiet

  What I always notice about water tumbling from a cliff or gurgling downstream is the way the noise from its rush makes everything near it sound much quieter. Perhaps it is because I am in the mountains, away from the distractions of urban life, work, and daily nonsense. Maybe it is because the pulse and swirl of water gently force me to listen to the inevitable movement of time and life around me.

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3:45 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, June 19, 2014.

New York News
3:28 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Tentative Deal On Common Core Test Moratorium For Teachers

NYSUT president Karen Magee says her members are OK with the Common Core moratorium.

A tentative agreement has been reached by New York Governor Cuomo and the legislature to put off the effects of the controversial Common Core tests on teachers for another two years.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Massachusetts Schools Test New Assessment Exam

Credit Alberto G. /flickr

Massachusetts is exploring a switch from the age-old paper and pencil tests to an online standardized testing system for the public schools.  State education officials today reported results of a test drive of the new system.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Cuomo, Legislative Leaders Agree on Anti-Heroin Bills, Still Discussing Medical Marijuana

Demonstrators for medical marijuana at legislative session in Albany
Credit Karen DeWitt

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have agreed to a package of bills to combat heroin addiction, and say they are still discussing other issues, including medical marijuana, as the legislative session draws to a close. 

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New York News
4:36 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Montgomery County Officials Hopeful For Casino

Officials in the Mohawk Valley are enthusiastic about a new casino proposal close to home, but the project could be at a disadvantage with other projects on the table vying for the Capital Region casino license. 

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3:50 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Keith Strudler: U.S. Gets A Win At World Cup

Take that, Ghana. After ending the run for the US men’s soccer team in the last two World Cups, we’ve finally struck back, defeating the Black Stars in our opening match of this event – and yes, national soccer teams do in fact have official names. That precious victory puts them in reasonable standing to survive their competitive preliminary group, known as the group of death, and advance to the round of 16. They’ll be up against Germany and Portugal, both of whom are more highly regarded than the Yanks. Regardless, the US took a critical first step in beating both the competition and their demons, reminding the soccer world that the last remaining superpower could in fact defeat a team from the world’s 85th largest economy.

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