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


3:32 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Jason Caterina returns to deliver our evening forecast for Thursday, August 22, 2013.

New York News
3:11 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Teach-In, Speak-Out on Citzenship: Public Forum On Immigration Reform

A public forum on immigration reform is taking place this evening in Hudson.

Immigration reform advocates want Washington to make sure that millions of families are no longer separated by what they see as unjust policies, that due process is upheld, and that protections are strengthened for all workers.

Democratic Congressman Bill Owens represents New York’s 21st district in the North Country. On WAMC’s Congressional Corner program, Owens said progress on immigration reform looks to be a slow-go.

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New York News
11:59 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Study: Lake George Is Becoming Saltier

Credit Photo by Jelson25

The results of a 30-year study show the striking evidence of change in the water of Lake George.

Recently, at the annual meeting of the FUND for Lake George, a group dedicated protecting the natural resources and habitats of Lake George, it was announced that the lake was getting saltier.

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Hudson Valley News
8:13 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

NYS Senator Comments On Verizon Plan

A New York state Senator from the Hudson Valley is the latest to pen a letter to the Public Service Commission in opposition to Verizon’s Voice Link plan.

Verizon’s plan before the state Public Service Commission introduces language by which Verizon could discontinue its current landline service in certain areas and instead offer a wireless service known as Voice Link as the sole voice service. Democratic state Senator Terry Gipson says he wrote to the PSC this week urging it to reject Verizon’s request.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Governor Approves Essex County Sales Tax Increase

Credit Donkey Hotey/Flickr

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved a request that will allow Essex County to increase its sales tax by one-quarter of a percent.

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3:46 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Keith Strudler: A-Rod, The Yankees And The Playoffs

Perhaps the worst thing that could happen to the New York Yankees right now is that they actually make this year’s playoffs. It’s still a long-shot, with the Yanks some five games back and trailing three teams. But given their torrid pace of late, anything is possible. That may be particularly true if Alex Rodriguez plays like the Alex Rodriguez of old, long before he sat out this entire season recovering from hip surgery. He’s looked good so far, way better than the A-Rod that limped his way through last year’s playoff exit, barely able to hit the ball much less run the bases. This is all assuming A-Rod is allowed to play the rest of the season, which feels like a safe bet given his appeal from a 211 game suspension for his use of performance enhancing drugs.

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3:45 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Jason Caterina lays out the weather forecast for the evening of Wednesday, August 21, 2013. 

New England News
3:41 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Plan Unveiled For Spending Disaster Recovery Funds

Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts have produced a plan for spending millions of dollars in federal disaster recovery funds.  It is the latest step in a long road to recovery from the June 1st,2011 tornado.

   Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno outlined at a city hall news conference Wednesday what he called an action plan for spending more than $13 million to build new housing, repair streets and sidewalks, remove blight, construct a new school and refurbish a park in neighborhoods devastated by the worst tornado Massachusetts has experienced in a half-century.

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New York News
3:23 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

GlobalFoundries Gets OK From Town of Malta To Expand

One of the largest companies in Saratoga County could be expanding, as local officials work to develop a new economic plan for the region.

At a meeting Monday evening, the Malta Town Board voted unanimously to approve zoning legislation to allow GlobalFoundries, a computer chip manufacturer, to expand by building a second facility.

The company had been working with the town since it submitted its proposal for the 575,000 square-foot Fab 8.2 project last winter.

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Hudson Valley News
9:19 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Two Groups Challenge Communications Tower Approval

Credit Andy Arthur, flickr

Two nonprofit groups have mounted a legal challenge to overturn approval for one cell tower that would replace two towers in Columbia County. They say the tower’s design would compromise views from an historic site.

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