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


Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Strudler: Weather And Transportation Showing Blitz On Super Bowl

Credit Wikipedia

Today sports commentator Keith Strudler discusses problems fans might face heading to this year’s Super Bowl in New Jersey.

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New England News
3:47 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Fairgrounds Redevelopment Project Gets Financial Lift

Horse barns at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, MA were built in 2011 with a $4M state grant
Credit WAMC

More state funding is being put toward an effort to redevelop a major source of tourism business in western Massachusetts.  Governor Deval Patrick is releasing funding for more work at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton.

$3 million earmarked in a bond bill for a drainage project at the Three County Fairgrounds and the surrounding densely populated residential neighborhood have been included on the latest list of capital projects authorized by Governor Deval Patrick.

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3:45 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, December 11, 2013. 

New York News
6:30 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

APA To Finalize Adirondack Land Classification

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Adirondack Park Agency will decide this week on the final classification for land the state recently obtained from the Nature Conservancy in the Adirondacks.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Demands Revere Vote On Mohegan Sun Casino

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission
Credit Massgaming.com

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has authorized Mohegan Sun to apply for a license to build a casino on land owned by Suffolk Downs in eastern Massachusetts.  However, a new voter referendum on the project will have to take place.

Seeking to avoid a scenario that would have left just one applicant for the lone casino license available in eastern Massachusetts, the five-member gaming commission voted unanimously Tuesday to waive a requirement that a casino applicant secure the approval of local voters before filing a final license application.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Cuomo Tax Commission Would Cut $2B In Property, Business Taxes

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Tax Commission is recommending a $2 billion package that includes a temporary freeze on property taxes, and a cut in corporate taxes to a 40 year low. 

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: Mandela By Comparison

I want to explore an important comparison that has not been addressed about Nelson Mandela.

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Hudson Valley News
8:51 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

HV Congressman Holds Field Hearing On Immigration Reform

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held a field hearing today on immigration reform. He was at a northern Westchester community center to listen to testimony from business, community, education, and business leaders.  

It was Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s first field hearing since taking office in January. He delivered the same message at a rally in November– a call to Republican House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Investigators Find MGM "Suitable" To Bid For Massachusetts Casino License

An artist's rendering of the MGM Resort casino project proposed in downtown Springfield, MA.
Credit MGM Springfield

MGM Resorts International appears to have cleared a key hurdle in the quest to build a resort casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.  The results of a 10-month investigation by Massachusetts gaming industry regulators were released today.

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New York News
6:07 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Reformers Focus On "Useless" State Board Of Elections

Credit Karen DeWitt

Reform groups are focusing attention on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission’s recommendations to beef up the anemic State Board of Elections but say they have not given up hope of public campaign financing for state wide races.

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