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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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas joins us to deliver the evening weather forecast for Monday, December 2, 2013.

New York News
3:37 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Organizers Announce First Night Saratoga 2014

Saratoga Arts' Executive Director Joel Reed unveils the First Night Saratoga 2014 poster. This year's theme is "Color Me First Night".
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Saratoga Arts is returning for its fourth year as the organizing body for First Night, a citywide New Year’s Eve celebration in the Spa City that is entering its 18th year.

Joel Reed, Executive Director of Saratoga Arts, said this year, more than 70 regional and touring performing acts will provide music, entertainment, and children’s activities at more than 20 venues throughout Saratoga Springs, and around 40 percent of the acts this year are joining in for the first time.

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Hudson Valley News
6:40 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Senator Schumer Aims To Crack Down On Cell Phone Thefts

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A registry of stolen cell phones will launch the end of this month. New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the database is intended to crack down on the black market for cell phones. He wants to go a step further, with legislation.

New York’s senior senator recently visited the City of Poughkeepsie police station where he referred to this year’s statistics on cell phone theft.

Captain Steven Minard is with the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Health Official Apology Over Security Breach Breeds Controversy

Criticism has been raging this week over the accuracy of testimony the Commissioner of Vermont Health Access provided to a Vermont House committee regarding the security of the state health care exchange.

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New England News
6:22 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

UMass Satellite Seen As Economic Engine For Springfield

Credit en.wikipedia.org

The planned opening of a University of Massachusetts satellite campus in downtown Springfield next year is expected to provide an economic boost to the region’s largest city.  The UMass center is a key component of a downtown revitalization strategy, and the course offerings will be tailored to local workforce development needs

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Sports
3:50 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Keith Strudler: FSU

Last weekend, the mighty Florida Gators football team lost, at home, to Georgia Southern. This is notable for several reasons. First, and foremost, Georgia Southern plays in the lower tier FCS Division I subdivision, not the FBS top category like the Gators. This is the first time since the creation of these divisions that Florida has lost to an FCS, or I-AA squad. It also sealed Florida’s first losing record since 1979 and the first season since 1990 without a bowl game. It could inevitably cost Florida coach Will Muschamp his job, and it’s led to considerable unrest amongst the legions of Florida fans, including the big donors that help fund the program.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas checks in to share the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, November 27, 2013. 

Capital Region News
6:45 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Schumer Pledges To Help Schenectady Battle Blight

Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer visited Schenectady tuesday to give the city a helping hand and make some much-needed housing improvements.

The backdrop to Schumer's appearance along the electric city's Broadway in the Bellvue section: a blighted building damaged by fire four years ago. Its absentee landlord has left the property fallow for years.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Adirondack Non-Profit Sector Analyzed

Credit Adirondack Foundation

A forum was held recently assessing the economic importance of the nonprofit sector in the Adirondacks.

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New England News
6:12 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

UMass To Open Satellite Campus In Springfield

The University of Massachusetts plans to open its first-ever satellite campus next fall in downtown Springfield.  University and city officials believe the venture will be mutually beneficial.

The UMass satellite campus will be situated in the 30-story Tower Square office building on Main Street in downtown Springfield.  Officials say the expanded presence of the state’s land grant university in the largest city in western Massachusetts will afford students more degree opportunities while infusing downtown Springfield with vitality.

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