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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WAMC News
4:44 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

AP-NORC Poll: Parents Support Standardized Testing

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A new poll finds Standardized Tests have support among parents as a useful way to track student progress and school quality.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:43 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Blair Horner: Back-peddling On Obamacare

The debate over health care reform has been remarkable.  The Obama Administration offers a plan based on the program in Massachusetts, which was developed as the result of a bipartisan agreement.  The Congress approves it and the US Supreme Court rules it to be legal.

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Weather
3:35 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Jason Caterina checks in with the evening forecast for Monday, August 19, 2013. 

Capital Region News
3:23 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Political Picnic On The Ropes

An annual Albany County political event once noted for high attendance and media attention has come and gone, barely noticed this year, even with a primary just days away.

For decades, the Albany County Democratic Committee's annual picnic was heralded as one of the region's showcase events, on par with "Hat Day" at the Saratoga Race Course. Thousands of party faithful attended the gatherings; the biggest names in politics were always on hand - but the dynamic has somehow changed. Fewer than 200 people turned out this year.

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New York News
6:15 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Economic Development Corporation Of Warren County Finds New Leader

Economic development efforts in Warren County are about to become reanimated thanks to a cooperative agreement with the City of Glens Falls.

On Monday, Ed Bartholomew, Economic Development Director at the Glens Falls Economic Development Group, will assume his role of president of the Economic Development Corporation of Warren County.

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Weather
3:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano has the Evening Weather Summary for Friday, August 16, 2013.

New England News
3:39 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Coalition Of Groups, Springfield Mayor Agree To Meet About Refugee Resettlement

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Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno’s call for an end to refugee resettlement in the city has drawn a strong rebuttal from several social service agencies, faith- based groups, and anti-poverty activists.

A coalition including representatives of Catholic Charities, Council of Churches of Western Massachusetts, Jobs with Justice and several more groups that work with immigrants met in Springfield Friday and later held a news conference to call for a meeting with Mayor Sarno to discuss his claims that refugee resettlement had become a crisis in Springfield.

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Hudson Valley News
9:14 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

PSC Staff Responds To Rehearing Request From Utility Merger Opponents

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Staff of the New York State Public Service Commission has weighed in on whether the PSC should reconsider its approval of a utility merger in the Hudson Valley.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

New Property Tax Cap Concerns Local Governments

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Communities across New York state that have struggled to meet the state’s 2 percent tax cap face a new challenge: the level of the cap has been lowered.

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New York News
6:11 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Rep. Gibson Holds Rural Broadband Symposium

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A broadband symposium organized by an upstate New York Congressman brought concerned residents and community leaders together with experts from state and federal government to discuss expanding high-speed internet in rural towns.

Congressman Chris Gibson, a Republican from New York’s 19th Congressional district, organized the event Thursday at SUNY Cobleskill in rural Schoharie County. Gibson said he considers bringing high-speed internet to the rural towns in his district a priority.

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