WAMC Northeast Report

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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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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


New York News
3:05 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

New Plan for Universal Full-Day Pre-K in NYS

At a time when debate over the Common Core is front and center, pro-education groups are out with a new plan offering a roadmap for full-day universal prekindergarten in New York State.

The Center for Children’s Initiatives and the Campaign for Educational Equity have unveiled a statewide plan that offers a financial strategy that recognizes pre-K as an essential educational service, while providing a plan to phase in pre-K to the state's 3- and 4-year-olds over the next eight years.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Resorts Begin Opening Slopes for Ski Season

Credit John Atkinson/Ski Vermont

It may be mid-October, but the ski season is beginning. Resorts in the Northeast are announcing that trails will be open this weekend.

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New England News
6:21 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Program To Train People For Manufacturing Jobs Doubles Capacity

A new machine to train students at the Springfield Technical Community College Mechanical Engineering Technology Center
Credit WAMC

Workforce development experts say Massachusetts needs more people trained for jobs in precision manufacturing.  The state is devoting money to the effort.

Springfield Technical Community College recently spent $2 million to upgrade and expand classrooms in its Mechanical Engineering Technology center.   The college received a $1.2 million dollar grant from the state. But it came with one string attached. The college had to double the number of students enrolled in the program that prepares people for careers in manufacturing.

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New York News
6:00 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Saratoga Springs Candidates For County Supervisor Meet In Debate

Three candidates for two open seats for County Supervisor for Saratoga Springs participated in a debate Thursday night.

Current supervisor Matthew Veitch is running on the Republican, Conservative, and Independence tickets. Saratoga County Clerk Peter Martin is running on the Democratic, Working Families, and Independence lines, and  Kenneth Ivins, Jr., former Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner, is running on the Republican and Conservative lines.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Richard Iannuzzi: Well Done Or Well Said?

One of our nation’s founding fathers, Ben Franklin, wrote and published prolifically.   In his famed Poor Richard’s Almanac, Franklin observed the propensity for some to claim great empathy and to make exaggerated promises.  To that, Franklin sagely advised:    “Well done is better than well said.”

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3:49 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas welcomes in the weekend with his evening forecast for Friday, October 25, 2013. 

New York News
3:36 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

No Consensus On Amendment To Raise Judge Retirement Age To 80

Credit wikipedia commons

A proposal on the November ballot to allow some judges to serve until they are 80 years old is not drawing a lot of support, and one court expert says that’s a shame.

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Hudson Valley News
9:36 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Schumer Urges EPA To Get Involved In Lower Esopus Study

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visited Ulster County this afternoon to call on the Environmental Protection Agency to take on a more active role when it comes to ensuring cleaner water for the Lower Esopus Creek.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

NYCOM President Discusses Issues During Plattsburgh Visit

Village of Minoa Mayor Richard Donovan, President New York Conference of Mayors
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Plattsburgh’s mayor hosted the president of the New York Conference of Mayors at city hall Thursday morning for a discussion of issues facing communities across the state.

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New York News
6:07 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Pro-Casino Coalition Airs First Ads

Credit Triin Q's photostream Flickr

The first ad is out promoting the ballot amendment to build new casinos in New York.  It focuses on the benefits the casinos might bring, and not on actual gambling activity.

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