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
3:59 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Both Sides Optimistic About West Springfield Casino Vote

Casino campaign lawn signs on the driveway leading to a polling place in West Springfield, MA
Credit WAMC

Voters in West Springfield are going to the polls today for the latest casino referendum in western Massachusetts.

   Voting was described as steady by election officials and appeared, as of mid-afternoon, to be on pace to reach the 40 percent turnout predicted by the Town Clerk for today’s referendum on Hard Rock’s  proposal to build a resort casino on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

   Hard Rock New England President Tim Maland said he was a bit nervous about the outcome of today’s referendum.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: War And The Separation Of Powers

In 1950 Harry Truman sent troops to Korea without consulting Congress. Republican criticism did not withstand American hostility to Communism and American nostalgia for give ‘em hell Harry. It became a precedent.

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Weather
3:36 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 10, 2013. 

New York News
3:53 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Activists to Obama: Don't Bomb Syria

WAMC will carry special coverage of President Obama’s address on Syria beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Credit Official White House Photo/Pete Souza

With the Obama administration positioning for a possible military strike against Syria, New Yorkers are turning up the volume on their call for peace.

Candlelight vigils are being held this evening to urge Representatives Paul Tonko, Bill Owens and Chris Gibson, and Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, to vote against bombing Syria.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Blair Horner: Comparing States

Earlier this summer, two states – Texas and Florida – ran radio commercials touting those states’ business climates in an effort to convince New York companies to move their operations.  The focus of the ads was that those states were more business friendly with lower taxes and less regulation.  Thus, the ads argued, Texas and Florida were the places to do business.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

It was, by and large, a splendid weather day in the northeast.  Can our good fortune continue? Meteorologist Garett Argianas has the evening weather forecast for Monday, September 9, 2013. 

Hudson Valley News
2:26 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Pete Seeger, Friends Perform Memorable Concert In Peekskill

Lorre Wyatt and Pete Seeger rehearse before the Paramount show.
Credit Allison Dunne

Pete Seeger took to the stage of the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill Sunday. Seeger, Lorre Wyatt, Guy Davis, and friends played a benefit concert for WAMC. WAMC's Alan Chartock dedicated the concert to Seeger's wife Toshi, who died in July.

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

Schumer Announces Legislation to Help Craft Brewers

Credit Lake Placid Pub and Brewery

New York’s senior U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Lake Placid today to tour a craft brewery and announce legislation that would cut the federal excise tax on the product.

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Capital Region News
4:59 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Press Conference Divides Community Leaders

Pastor Charlie Muller
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

What was intended to be a press conference about a report on African Americans and community policing turned racially divisive as it morphed into a forum of heavy criticism of the Albany County District Attorney.

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Arts & Culture
3:50 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Rogovoy Report for September 6, 2013

The fall cultural season is underway in the Berkshires, but it’s hard to detect much difference between the summer and fall. There’s still plenty to see and do, as there always is, in and around the Berkshires.

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