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 21, 2012

3:58 PM
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Artist : Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Keith Strudler: Government Shutdown Halts Sports Too

For the past several years, the military academies, Army, Navy, Air Force, have been at something of a disadvantage in sports, at least in the context of major Division I football. There’s a whole lot of reasons for that. They’ve got that unseemly burden of training both for football and for war. There’s not a lot of gut majors to work with. And as a recruiting pitch, coaches can promise high school stars guaranteed employment upon graduation, most likely in Iraq. That’s not a great sales pitch for any kid dreaming about a different kind of uniform, namely one with an NFL logo on it.

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New York News
3:50 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Farm Bill Expiration Worries New York's Farmers

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While the focus has been on the partial federal government shut down, another important piece of legislation, the federal Farm Bill, has also expired.  New York’s lead lobbyist for farmers is in Washington meeting with congressional representatives and their staffs trying to figure out what to do next.

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New York News
4:45 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Colleges as Economic Drivers Discussed

Left to right: Jason E. Lane, Deputy Director for Research, Rockefeller Institute of Government; Lee Ann Pray, Director of Human Resources, Swarovski Lighting; John Ettling, President, SUNY Plattsburgh; John Jablonski, President, Clinton Community College; Garry Douglas, President/CEO, Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce and Co-Chair North Country Regional Economic Development Council; Paul Grasso, President/CEO, The Development Corporation
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The first of four forums discussing how colleges and universities are a key component of economic development in New York State was held in Plattsburgh recently.

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New England News
4:03 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Committee Looks Into Student Loans And Debt

Members of the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Higher Education at a public hearing on student loans and debt held at Holyoke Community College
Credit WAMC

Members of the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Higher Education are investigating student debt. They hope to make some recommendations on the complex issue of the cost of higher education and the burden it has become on many people.

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New York News
3:36 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Opposition To Gambling Amendment Heats Up

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Another anti-gambling group has released a study debunking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s and the legislature’s claims about the benefits of permitting more casino gambling in the state.

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Capital Region News
3:44 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Arrests Begin In Holloway House Party Case

Newspapers attest to the fact that authorities have begun rounding up suspects in the Holloway house trashing.

The “grace period” former NFL player Brian Holloway extended to the youths who ransacked his Stephentown home to make apologies and amends is over – the arrests have begun – the young man who masterminded the house party is among those taken into custody .

Holloway, who played for the Patriots and Raiders in the 1980s, told the Associated Press he'll press charges against anyone who broke any law - quote "The parents had a chance and students had a chance to come forward, and only four did."

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New York News
4:30 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Congressman Tours School

Congressman Bill Owens

Congressman Bill Owens went back to school this week. He toured Plattsburgh High School Tuesday to assess various programs and see the effects of budget cuts.

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New England News
3:47 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Hampden District Attorney Nominated To Federal Judgeship

Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni announces the re-accreditation of the Family Advocacy Center. It is an undertaking of Baystate Children's Hospital and local law enforcement to work with child abuse victims
Credit WAMC

A top prosecutor in western Massachusetts may soon become a federal judge.  It would fill a vacancy in the federal court in Springfield that local attorneys say is causing cases to be moved to Boston.

President Obama has nominated  Hampden County District Attorney Mark Mastroianni to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts. Mastroianni, speaking with reporters, said he received a phone call from the White House Tuesday morning informing him of the nomination.

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WAMC News
4:42 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Defunding Obamacare Pits Congressman Against Congressman

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With about a week to go before all employers must comply with certain elements of the Affordable Care Act and individual health exchanges open, tensions are rising as lawmakers in Washington find themselves embroiled in a  bitter battle over defunding "Obamacare."

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New England News
12:52 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Medicare Cuts Threaten Home Health Care

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Home health care agencies are facing a 14 percent cut in Medicare funding over the next four years.  Industry representatives warn this will have a devastating impact on seniors and the disabled who receive medical care at home.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Eric Berger, CEO of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare.

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