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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WAMC News
3:40 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Nippertown's Greg Haymes' Weekend Music Picks With Brian Shields

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Nippertown's Greg Haymes visits with some September music selections.

M.R. POULOPOULOS: "Skeleton Dream" from his new album Harvest the Heart playing at The Linda at 8 p.m. tonight and at Art in the Park at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs at noon on Saturday.

JIM GAUDET & THE RAILROAD BOYS: "Johnny Was an Outlaw" from their new album, Reasons That I Run playing at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

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Capital Region News
6:32 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

"Women of Influence in Politics: A Panel Discussion" at Russell Sage

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"Women in Politics" will be the focus Friday at Russell Sage College as the school welcomes three prominent female legislators from both parties to a public forum.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Annual Festival Commemorates Turning Point in War of 1812

Battle of Plattsburgh
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The largest annual festival in Plattsburgh is occurring this week. The 10 day Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration peaks this weekend with parades and re-enactments of a naval battle that some say was a critical turning point in the War of 1812.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Environmentalists Say Decline In Pollution Enforcement At Agency Can Harm New Yorkers' Health

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An environmental group says budget cuts at the state’s environmental agency has meant up to 75% fewer inspections of polluters  like power plants and hazardous waste sites.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, September 12, 2013.

Hudson Valley News
9:36 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

NYS Senator Urges Governor To Sign Bill To Include 9/11 Firefighters' Kids

Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley is calling on the governor to sign legislation concerning the children of 9/11 firefighters.  

Republican state Senator Greg Ball is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill into law that he says would help children of firefighters who died as a result of illnesses from response to and recovery efforts from the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

College Remembers 9/11

SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 memorial
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SUNY Plattsburgh held a memorial service at noon today to remember the events of 9/11 and two alumni who died when the towers collapsed 12 years ago.

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Capital Region News
6:06 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Primary Resulted In No Comebacks, Some Upsets

Anthony Weiner's political comeback fell far short.
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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner failed by a huge margin to make a political comeback in the New York City Mayor’s race , trailing far behind  winner Bill DeBlasio and second place finisher William Thompson.  Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer also was defeated in his attempt to get elected to a lesser seat- that of New York City Comptroller. But Steve Greenberg, a political analyst and spokesman for Siena College polling, says Spitzer, unlike Weiner, is more likely to get a second chance for a come back in the future, if he wants to. Spitzer, who resigned the governorship in 2008 over a prostitution scandal,  received 48% of the vote to winner Scott Stringer’s 52%. Weiner, whose sexting scandal continued to plague him during the campaign,  got less than 5% of the primary vote.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Keith Studler: Tokyo's Olympic Selection

Everything is relative, I suppose. So if a city has suffered five recessions in the past 15 years, a devastating earthquake and a nuclear emergency, it can still somehow be considered the safe choice. That’s Tokyo, and it was oddly the benign selection to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, chosen over the comparatively risky Madrid and Istanbul, or Constantinople, for all you They Might Be Giants Fans. Madrid has an unemployment rate approaching 25% and a long legacy of doping by top athletes. And Istanbul offers civil unrest and an unfortunate neighbor in Syria.

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New York News
3:42 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

9/11 - Never Forget

On Sunday morning 9/11/11 a crowd in Manhattan watched the Jumbotron during a solemn reading of the names of the 9/11/01 WTC victims.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Dear WAMC Listeners,

Today marks 12 years since 9/11. Two years ago, I was in New York City for the 10th Anniversary of the "Attack on America."

I wanted to share this important  story with you once again.

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