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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New England News
6:22 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

New Partnership To Help Homeless Veterans

A Massachusetts-based veterans outreach organization and a Springfield anti-poverty agency have been awarded a federal grant for a partnership to help homeless veterans in western Massachusetts.

   Soldier On and Springfield Partners for Community Action will use $757,000 to provide help to veterans and their families who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.  Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, who announced the federal grant in Springfield on Monday, said the objective is to help people who have served their country get back on their feet.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Lawsuit Filed As One-Year Anniversary Of Fracking Health Study Nears

Credit AP Photo

It’s been nearly a year since the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state health commissioner would conduct a review to determine whether hydrofracking could be done safely in New York. Since then, little information has been released on the on going study. Now, an anti-fracking group is suing the state to find out what exactly is being reviewed.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Blair Horner: A Bad Situation Made Worse By The U.S. Supreme Court

New York State’s campaign finance system has been awful for many years.  It is a system that has extremely high campaign contribution “limits” (for example you can give over $100,000 legally – assuming you had that much), lousy disclosure requirements, and impotent enforcement.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas shares the evening weather forecast for Monday, September 16, 2013. 

Capital Region News
3:38 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Meet Albany's First Female Catholic Priest

Mary Theresa Streck of Albany, the city's first female priest
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Religious history was made over the weekend in Albany when the city's first "woman priest" was ordained.

On Sunday, Mary Theresa Streck of Albany was ordained a woman priest in the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. A former Sister of St. Joseph, Streck is an artist and peace activist who is cofounder and director of the Ark Community Charter School in Troy.

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Hudson Valley News
7:12 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Vassar Alumna Returns To Help Plant Hundreds Of Trees

Tre Artis and Liz Putnam
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

A 1955 Vassar College graduate returned to campus this week to participate in a tree-planting project as part of an organization she founded.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Burlington Joins Initiative to Diminish Racism and Discrimination

Credit Jūsų Darbas/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

Mayors across the country are commemorating the civil rights movement and the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama by adopting a 10 point Plan of Action to end racism and discrimination. Burlington, Vermont is among the cities stepping up to participate.

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New York News
6:15 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Volunteers Kick Off Campaign To Reduce Use Of Plastic Shopping Bags In Saratoga Springs

A campaign called Bring Your Own Bag Saratoga, a project from the group Sustainable Saratoga, is reaching out to city government, businesses and members of the public to decrease the use of plastic shopping bags.

The group is hoping to reduce pollution and encourage city residents to shop with reusable bags. Though plastic shopping bags are recyclable, the group claims less than five percent of bags are recycled, and most can only be recycled into other products once. If released into the environment, plastic bags cause harm to birds and marine animals.

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New York News
5:04 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Republican Nominee In Saratoga County Sheriff's Race Looks Toward November

The Republican primary race for Saratoga County Sheriff ended this week in a close vote, and observers are now weighing in on what it will take to capture victory this November.

Republican candidate Mike Zurlo claimed victory in the primary over Jeff Gildersleeve after a contentious summer campaign season that was highlighted by a lawsuit and criminal complaints.

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Weather
3:51 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas takes a look at the expected weather conditions for the weekend, in his evening forecast for Friday, September 13, 2013. 

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