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
6:28 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Gov. Patrick Said He Is Hearing Support For Plan To Shelter Immigrant Children

Emotions remain high over Gov. Deval Patrick’s offer to temporarily house unaccompanied immigrant children in Massachusetts.  No final decision has been made about where the children would stay, if federal authorities accept the offer.

Gov. Patrick said comments to his office are running as high as three-to-one in favor of his offer to shelter some of the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who have streamed across the country’s southern border this year. Patrick said he had received no new information from the federal government since he made the offer on July 18th.

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New York News
5:08 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Long Lines Greet Hillary Clinton In Saratoga Springs

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

More than a thousand supporters and a few protesters greeted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who signed copies of her memoir Hard Choices at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs.

The line outside stretched down Broadway and around the corner. More than 1,000 gathered in the Spa City to greet the former Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senator.

Deb Fasser was standing near the back of the line with her daughter.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:59 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: A Blessing On Both Their Houses

Commentator Stephen Gottlieb discusses war, dehumanization and public opinion in times of war. 

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Weather
3:46 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, July 29, 2014. 

New York News
6:10 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Cuomo Offers First Comments On Ethics Commission Controversy

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first public appearance since potentially damaging news came out about his staff’s tampering with an ethics probe, tried to change the subject by talking about economic development.  But the story continues to dog the governor.

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New York News
6:07 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Officials Mull Schoharie Pipeline Proposals

A proposed 157-mile natural gas pipeline that would run through several Schoharie County communities, parallel to the proposed Constitution Gas Pipeline, has pitted neighbor against neighbor.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Blair Horner: The Cuomo Administration Is Stuck In The Ethics Muck

The big news last week was the blockbuster story by the New York Times that carefully examined Governor Cuomo’s involvement in the activities of the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, July 28, 2014. 

New England News
6:30 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

State Economists Revise Revenue Forecast, Governor Seeks Cuts

Vermont Statehouse
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The two economists for the state of Vermont told the Emergency Board Thursday that the national economic downturn in the first quarter of this year has resulted in softer-than-expected state revenues. As a result, Governor Shumlin is asking state agencies to recommend cuts in their budgets averaging 4 percent.

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New York News
4:32 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Opponents Seize On Moreland Controversy

Rob Astorino has criticized Gov. Cuomo relentlessly over the Moreland Act.
Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has not held any public appearances since a potentially damaging New York Times story that says his top aide interfered in a corruption probe when it focused on Cuomo donors. The governor began the week with rosy poll numbers, and he still has a large advantage over his nearest competitor.

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