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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Hudson Valley News
7:46 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Hudson River Boat Crash Victims' Families Ask For Information

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The investigation continues into a fatal boat crash in the Hudson River on Friday. The families of the victims say the investigation should focus on lighting, not alcohol. But state authorities say lighting was in compliance. In the meantime, family members went from planning a wedding to holding funerals.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Cuomo Says Voters Will Decide Whether Gambling Expands In New York

Gambling may expand across Upstate New York.
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New York Governor Cuomo says it’s now up to the voters to decide whether they want to expand gambling in New York State. He’s signed into law a plan build casinos upstate, but the public must approve a change in the state’s constitution in order for it to move forward.  

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Commentary & Opinion
3:49 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Keith Strudler: The Death of the NCAA

It’s an uncomfortable truth that newspapers have long been the business of writing advanced obituaries. It’s not that editors or journalists hold some morbid fascination with death, or that they want people to die. It’s just that when someone famous goes, newspapers want to run an obituary right away, without having to put together something quickly by calling grieving friends and family. If you’re famous and either old, sick, or both, someone somewhere has your life story ready for print. Don't think of it as creepy. Think of it as an honor.

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New England News
3:40 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Library Reorganization Means New Uses For Former Branches

The Liberty Street branch library will become a senior citizen social center with a new park next door
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The public library system in Springfield, Massachusetts is being reorganized. It will mean longer hours of operation, but fewer branches. The buildings that are closing as libraries later this year  will not be shuttered for very long, as officials today unveiled plans for new public uses.

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Weather
3:35 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather summary for Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Hudson Valley News
6:49 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Indian Point And Vermont Yankee Are Included In Entergy Job Cuts

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Entergy Corporation has announced it plans to cut 800 jobs nationwide by the end of the year. For Entergy’s nuclear operations in the Northeast, pink slips will go out at Westchester County-based Indian Point, Pilgrim, and Vermont Yankee.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Voter Registration a Mandated Part of Health Exchanges

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Vermont will become the third state to offer voter registration through its health insurance marketplace later this year.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

New York State Ethics Board Meets; Appointee Resigns

Speaker Silver

The New York state ethics commission met Tuesday, and spent most of its time in a private session, as a key appointee of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver resigned from the board.

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Weather
3:38 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas has the evening forecast for Tuesday, July 30, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
7:57 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Primary Candidate's Petition Matter Goes To Court

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A Democratic primary candidate for Rockland County executive knocked off the ballot last week is fighting back, and the matter will be decided in court.

Rockland County Democratic Board of Elections Commissioner Kristen Stavisky says Village of Suffern Mayor Dagan LaCorte was removed last week from the ballot in the race for Rockland County executive.

She says the 1,926 signatures fell short of the 2,000 required, thus invalidating the petition. She says signatures were ruled invalid for the following reasons.

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