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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Hudson Valley News
4:02 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Two NY Congressmen Continue Pushing For A Farm Bill

Credit Michael Cannon, flickr

The five-year Farm Bill was defeated Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 234-195. Two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley share a similar goal with the federal Farm Bill, yet voted differently.

Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney sit on the House Agriculture Committee, and while both voted to advance the bill from there in May, they cast different votes Thursday. Gibson voted in favor of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management, or FARRM, Act of 2013, and says he was disappointed with the outcome.

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Weather
3:44 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Garett Argianas has an in-depth look at this weekend's weather picture. 

Commentary & Opinion
3:40 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Audrey Kupferberg: Oz The Great And Powerful On DVD

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, Disney’s recent rendering of the classic OZ stories, is in some ways predictable and in other ways, not.  On June 11, this title was released on DVD and BluRay.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

NY Senate Confirms Park Agency Commissioners

Before wrapping up its business for the session, the New York state Legislature has acted upon a number of agency nominations. On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed two new Adirondack Park Agency board members and renewed the terms of others.

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New York News
5:48 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Cuomo Readies Moreland Act Commission

Former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky has issues with Gov. Cuomo's Moreland Act gambit.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, frustrated by what he says is the failure of the legislature to agree to a reform package, says he’ll follow through with a threat to investigate the legislature, using special powers given to him under the state’s Moreland Act.

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Weather
3:41 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas joins us for the evening weather forecast for Thursday, June 20, 2013. 

New York News
6:30 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Annual Mayor’s Cup Festival Sponsors Support New Community Project

Treehouse Rendering
Credit Max Moore Memorial Treehouse Project

The 36th annual Mayor’s Cup Festival and Regatta is set to take sail in Plattsburgh July 11-14. While the highlight is a sailboat regatta, this year, sponsors are helping raise money for a special community project.

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New York News
5:47 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

NY Gov. Cuomo Achieves Partial Win on Agenda

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Deals have been reached between Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders on siting new casinos and creating tax free zones at college campuses. But a bill on abortion rights was struggling, and reform measures appear dead for the session. 

The agreement on casinos would allow four resort style gambling centers; one in the Capital Region, one in the Southern Tier, and possibly two in the Catskills, if voters approve the change to the state’s constitution in the fall.     

Nassau and Suffolk Counties would  be allowed to open more slot machines, under the terms of the bill.

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New England News
4:48 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Community Discussion Focuses On Providing Healthy Food To Northern Berkshires

Credit Jennifer Chait, flickr

A state-funded wellness initiative in the Northern Berkshires is holding a community discussion on addressing the region’s nutritional challenges.

The North Berkshire chapter of Mass In Motion, a state-funded program that encourages health-conscious lifestyles through exercise, nutrition, and community involvement, is holding a community-wide event that will focus on connecting residents to fresh and healthy food.

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Commentary & Opinion
4:09 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Keith Strudler: Poor Officiating Hurt Spurs

I suppose it’s low hanging fruit to write a column criticizing NBA refs. That’s like criticizing the IRS or the DMV. Calling an NBA game correctly is as easy as catching a Cheetah with a bicycle; it’s just not possible. Not with the unbridled speed and athleticism— all inconceivable when the game was created. Today’s professional basketball is lightning fast, fiercely physical, and hard to assess in slow motion, much less full speed. So, just getting most calls right is a herculean task. It’s like keeping most of the kindergarten class quiet during story time.

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