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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Weather
3:36 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, October 3, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
6:43 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Governor Cuomo Announces Tax Relief Commission

Credit Courtesy of the Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Calling on some former political rivals, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the formation of a Tax Relief Commission.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Update on Transmission Line Project Presented

Credit Transmission Developers Inc.

Officials from Transmission Developers, the company planning to place a buried, underwater electric transmission cable between Quebec and New York City, provided an update on the project to interested parties in Plattsburgh this week.

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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
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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
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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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