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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Arts & Culture
3:35 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Antigone Rising To Play Athens Street Fest

New York News
10:55 am
Tue July 9, 2013

NY AG Schneiderman Involved In Landline Fight; CNY Senator Griffo on 315 Area Code

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Uncertainties over telephone service in Central New York and downstate on Fire Island have attracted the attention of government officials.

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Hudson Valley News
8:15 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Congressional Reps Decry Defense Furloughs

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U.S. Department of Defense furloughs of civilian employees took effect Monday and are scheduled to run through the end of September. In New York, a few thousand of these employees are affected at West Point and elsewhere in the Hudson Valley. Two of the region’s congressional representatives slammed the furloughs as they headed back to Washington to try and balance the budget.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

"Gasland 2" Premiere Comes At Pivotal Time For New York

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Tonight is the TV premiere of Gasland II, a sequel to the original anti- hydrofracking movie. In New York, where Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision on fracking is still on hold, both opponents and supporters of fracking say the films have helped frame the debate.

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New England News
6:17 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Clergy Urge "No" Vote On Springfield Casino

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Clergy in western Massachusetts vow to spread an anti-casino message in advance of next Tuesday’s  voter referendum in Springfield on MGM Resorts’ $800 million project. The casino operator on Monday promoted  opportunities for minority and women owned businesses.

       Pastors representing the Council of Churches of Western Massachusetts announced plans at a Monday news conference to hold an anti-casino rally, stage  leaflet drops, publish a position paper and have people stand in front of dozens of churches this weekend holding signs urging a “no” vote next Tuesday.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Blair Horner: The Nation Gets Graded On Its Patient Pain Control Polices

Early last month a report graded each of the 50 states’ policies on how well they controlled patients’ pain.  The report showed that much progress had been made over the last decade in implementing balanced policies that increase access to effective pain medications and establish a system to mitigate drug abuse.  However, much more needs to be done.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas is back with the evening weather forecast for Monday, July 8, 2013. 

New York News
6:30 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Constant Rain Leads to Numerous Problems Across North Country

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The incessant rain is causing scores of problems in northern New York and Vermont - from flash flooding and road wash outs to train delays.  With two drownings in the past 72 hours, officials are reiterating their call for caution.

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Business
4:45 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

A Celebration of "Independents"

This week, Albany County and city leaders joined Local First of the Capital Region in declaring a celebration of “Independents.”

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New England News
3:50 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Massachusetts Lawmakers Hold Hearings On Gun Bills

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The state legislature in Massachusetts is inching closer to acting on new gun laws more than six months after the school shooting in Newtown Connecticut.  A legislative committee is holding a series of public hearings around the state this summer.

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