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
3:52 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Blair Horner: A Voters’ Guide To The NY Ballot Questions

This Election Day voters will have an opportunity to amend the New York State constitution.  When you get to the polling place, in addition to voting for candidates, you will have the opportunity to vote on six proposed changes to the state constitution.  If you want to get the text of the actual amendments, you can access the language by going to the state Board of Elections website at www.elections.ny.gov.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina shares the chilly details of the evening weather forecast for Monday, November 4, 2013. 

New England News
6:48 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

A Library With No Printed Books May Be In Springfield's Near Future

The Liberty Street Library, which was closed earlier this year, may become an all-digital library
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Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts are looking to create an entirely digital public library

   The director of the Springfield City Library is pursuing funding to use a recently closed branch library as a place where people could sit at computer terminals to access the internet and take out hand-held electronic reading devices on-loan loaded with downloaded books--but visitors would not find any paper copies of books. 

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Absentee Ballot Controversy Flares

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Republicans in Plattsburgh are considering legal action as they claim mishandling of absentee ballots is increasing as election day looms.

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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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