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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New York News
6:07 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Two Adirondack Land Swaps Proposals On Ballot

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Two of the six amendments on Tuesday’s ballot deal with land swaps in New York’s Adirondack Park. One of the proposals has split environmental groups.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Michael Meeropol: On Medicaid And The Affordable Care Act

Today I want to talk about the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.   No, I am not interested in talking about the computer glitches in the federal exchanges sign up web site.  Instead, I want to focus on the major success in the ACA and a strong effort to sabotage that success.  I am referring to the expansion of Medicaid.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Jason Caterina
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina predicts weekend weather conditions in his evening forecast for Friday, November 1, 2013. 

North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Council Defeats F-35 Resolutions

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Days before the U.S. Air Force could make its decision whether to base new F-35 fighter jets at the Burlington International Airport, the Burlington City Council voted down resolutions aimed at preventing the planes from flying at the airport.  But opponents are not giving up on their efforts.

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New York News
6:07 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Ballot Proposal Would Allow Some Judges to Stay On The Bench Until Age 80

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A proposal on Tuesday’s ballot would raise the retirement age for some New York judges from 70 to age 80. Supporters include the state’s 68 year old chief judge, while opponents say the measure is too flawed to be approved. 

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WAMC News
4:19 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Group Gives ACA 'Positive Spin'

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New York state's web site for people seeking health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s new exchange appears to be working again. Just after noon today, a message that new applications could not be processed had been taken down. Meantime, Families USA held a teleconference with state exchange officials and navigators to get an update on progress in enrolling citizens.

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Weather
3:40 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, October 31, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
11:00 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Politicos Talk Casino Gambling in NY

A New York congressman and his potential opponent have weighed in on whether to allow casino gambling in the state. A U.S. Senator chimes in as well.

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will vote on a ballot proposition about whether to allow up to seven gambling casinos upstate. If voters give the go-ahead a few casinos could be built in the Catskills, in regions represented by Republican Congressman Chris Gibson.

Democrat Sean Eldridge, who in September formally announced a campaign for the nomination to run against Gibson in 2014, is also supportive, but with caveats.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

ACLU Discusses Privacy and Data Collection Issues

William Arkin speaking at ACLU of Vermont conference 10/30/13
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The ACLU of Vermont held a conference in Montpelier Wednesday looking at “Surveillance on the Northern Border”. But with revelations over the NSA monitoring allies and increasing business data collection, the discussion ranged far beyond implications within Vermont.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

: Casino Expansion Number One Amendment on Tuesday's Ballot

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On Tuesday, New Yorkers will decide whether the state should allow up to seven new resort style casinos.  Supporters claim it’s not about  gambling, but new jobs. Opponents say that’s just spin.

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