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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September 20, 2012

3:58 PM
Blood
Artist : Miy Chemical Romance
Album : The Black Parade
Composer : My Chemical Romance
ReleaseYear : 2006
Label : Reprise

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Court Rejects Casino Wording Suit

A New York State Supreme Court judge threw out a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot amendment to expand gambling in New York . Opponents say they will appeal.

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Weather
3:49 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas puts forth the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, October 16, 2013. 

North Country News
7:30 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Technology Initiative Announced in Burlington

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger (left) and US Ignite Executive Director William Wallace (right) announce BTV Ignite
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The city of Burlington has joined a national effort to develop next generation internet technologies and create an infrastructure for the city that will promote technological enterprises.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

UMass Moves Closer To Establishing A Satellite Campus In Springfield

University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret began a bus tour of the state on Tuesday. He started in Springfield where he discussed the progress toward establishing a satellite center
Credit WAMC

The president of the University of Massachusetts embarked Tuesday on what has become an annual cross-state bus tour to promote the five-campus system.  The tour started in Springfield, which may soon be home to the first UMass satellite campus.  

       University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret said the university is moving to establish a satellite center in downtown Springfield. He expects key decisions to be reached in the next four weeks on a location, what programs will be offered and how it will all be paid for.

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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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