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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Playlist

September 17, 2012

3:58 PM
Sucker Punch
Artist : OneRepublic
Album : Waking Up
Composer : Tedder, Zach Filkins, Myers
ReleaseYear : 2009
Label : Mosley Music Group, Interscope

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Weather
3:45 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, October 15, 2013. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' Weekend Music Picks With Brian Shields

Credit Times Union

1. The Chandler Travis Three-O: "Make the Small Things Pretty" from their album This Is What Bears Look Like Underwater. Playing at the Dream Away Lodge in Becket, Mass. tonight.

2. David Greenberger: "Halloween's Over" from his album So Tough, playing at Valentine's Music Hall in Albany on Saturday night with Boston rock legend Willie "Loco" Alexander and Saratoga's MaryLeigh Roohan.

3. C. Ryder Cooley: "Lady of Graves" from Xmalia. Ryder & Hazel with the Dust Bowl Faeries play at Boscom Lodge in Adams, Mass. at 5:30pm on Sunday.

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New York News
3:00 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

AARP & Hunger Action Network Offer Food Policy & SNAP Recommendations

AARP New York is out with new recommendations aimed at helping the estimated 50 percent of older adults in New York State who may be eligible but are not receiving nutrition help through the SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps.

The AARP white paper, entitled “Hunger Among Older Adults: Breaking Down the Barriers,” came out Thursday, the same day the Hunger Action Network released a paper critical of the New York Food Policy Council.

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New York News
2:15 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Judge Will Rule On Casino Amendment Challenge

A New York State Supreme court judge heard arguments Friday on whether the State Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment that critics say improperly advocates for the measure’s passage.

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Hudson Valley News
9:26 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Nuclear Expert Talks About NRC Furlough Implications

Edwin Lyman
Credit Courtesy of the Union of Concerned Scientists

Amid the ongoing partial federal government shutdown, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is now down to bare bones after some 90 percent of the agency’s staff has been furloughed. WAMC’s Allison Dunne spoke with a scientist whose expertise lies in nuclear power and safety, nuclear proliferation, and nuclear terrorism. He talks about his concerns and the furlough’s potential impacts.

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New York News
7:41 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Skidmore College Solar Array Gets OK From Greenfield Planning Board

Credit wikipedia commons

Correction 10/11/13: The fence surrounding the array will be six-feet high, not five, as previously reported.

Greenfield’s planning board voted this week to approve Skidmore College’s application for a Planned Unit Development – or PUD. The project involves the construction of a 2-megawatt solar array on a 120-acre parcel of land owned by the college that currently contains baseball and polo fields.

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Politics
6:06 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Coalition Promotes Casino Amendment; Judge To Hear Lawsuit

The push for passage of a ballot amendment to allow up to seven new gambling casinos in New York has begun. A coalition of business leaders, labor unions, and local elected officials are holding press conferences across the state. They expect to run some TV ads, as well.

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New York News
5:42 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Cuomo, Duffy Won't Commit To 2014 Ticket

New York Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy
Credit WAMC Photo

Will New York's Lieutenant Governor, Bob Duffy, run again with Governor Cuomo in 2014? Neither man has said definitely that the two will be together on the ticket next year.  

Rumors about Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy’s political future began when the former Rochester Mayor bought a home in the Finger Lakes from the head of the Rochester Business Alliance, Sandra Parker, who is stepping down from her job soon.  Governor Cuomo says Duffy has not talked to him about leaving for the business job, but he says he doesn’t want to talk about campaigns yet.

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Weather
3:50 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas outlines the latest predictions for the next few days, in his evening forecast for Thursday, October 10, 2013.

New York News
2:50 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

NYS Food Policy Council Gets Poor 'Report Card'

Mark Dunlea
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Hunger Action Network of New York State released a performance audit of the New York State Food Policy Council today.

The report examines how well, over the past six years, the Food Policy Council has met the directives of the executive order that created it. Mark Dunlea, Executive Director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State, says the paper found that the Council had few initiatives it could point to as success stories over the years.

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