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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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Richard Iannuzzi: In The Grip Of Poverty, Inequality

In his new book, So Rich, So Poor, former Clinton and Kennedy policy advisor Peter Edelman writes that poverty and inequality stem from the same root causes.  They cannot be separated – certainly not in America today.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas prognosticates the weekend weather outlook.

New York News
3:27 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Union Vows To Continue Fighting GE Decision To Close Fort Edward Plant

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General Electric has announced that it will shutter its Fort Edward plant, but the union representing employees says it will fight its members’ jobs. 

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Weather
12:25 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

Paul Caiano
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With an eye on the weekend, Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano shares the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, November 22, 2013.

New York News
7:15 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Governor Cuomo Makes Adirondack Economic Development Announcements

Governor Andrew Cuomo makes economic development announcement in Lake Placid
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Lake Placid this afternoon to announce state funding for three initiatives in the North Country.

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New York News
6:07 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

More State Funding Sought For Anti-Smoking Programs

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Today is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, an effort begun by anti-cancer groups nearly four decades ago to help people quit smoking. This year the Cancer Society in New York is using the day to call attention to a decline in state spending on anti-smoking programs.

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WAMC News
4:47 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Pro-ACA Families USA Holds Another Obamacare Conference Call

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A new report by Families USA finds less than one percent of the non-elderly U.S. population is at risk of losing its current insurance plan and paying more for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Families USA has been a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act and has worked to counter negative public opinion during the botched rollout that had President Obama apologizing earlier this month. The organization's executive director, Ron Pollack, says the ACA prevents insurers from selling substandard plans.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Karen Hitchcock: Is Teacher Education An “Industry Of Mediocrity?”

A recent opinion piece in the New York Times by Bill Keller began with what the author called a “caustic aphorism:”  “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. And those who can’t  teach, teach teaching.” He went on to give an inspirational exception to that rule in the work of one Bill Jackson, a teacher doing exceptional things in a Harlem classroom. And, I know each of us could give many examples of truly inspiring teachers who have made a difference in our lives. However, Mr. Keller’s bottom line is that, notwithstanding these many exceptional teachers, overall, the quality of teacher preparation in this country has been, at best mediocre, with obvious deleterious effects on the quality of learning in our nation’s schools.  As recently as this past summer, Mr. Keller points out, the National Council on Teacher Quality labeled teacher education in this country  “an industry of mediocrity” … the title of his opinion piece.

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Weather
3:47 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, November 21, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
7:14 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Flooding Task Force Issues Findings For Kingston

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A task force has come up with recommendations for the city of Kingston, New York on how to develop an action plan to make the city’s waterfront more resilient in the face of future storms.

Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo appointed the Waterfront Flooding Task Force in December 2012 to study and recommend actions in response to severe flooding on the Rondout and Hudson River waterfront from Hurricanes Sandy and Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. He says the following has emerged.

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