WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30PM - 4PM and 6PM - 6:30PM

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 features reports from the award-winning WAMC News team, 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 25 years as senior news anchor, host and reporter. 

Bob Goepfert Reviews "The True"

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Michael McKean, Edie Falco and Peter Scolari in "The True"
Monique Carboni


NEW YORK - In its purest form, the political machine can serve individuals, but ultimately it neuters the democratic process.  At least that’s what playwright Sharr White says in his new play “The True.”

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

2 hours ago

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, September 21, 2018.

 Thomas Cole's desk in the Old Studio (Catskill, NY)
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Albany International Airport’s Art & Culture Program and the Thomas Cole National Historical Site in Catskill have partnered to present a new exhibition.

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   Now that MGM has opened the $960 million resort casino in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, the company is facing a deadline to commit to a project to build off-site housing.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

 

The Ulster County Chamber of Commerce hosted a congressional candidate debate Thursday morning in Kingston. Four candidates for New York’s 19th District took turns answering questions on issues ranging from health care to small business to climate change.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announces proposed Clean Water Resiliency plan
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Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger announced a plan Thursday afternoon that is intended to solve the city's wastewater and stormwater runoff problems.

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News that the Berkshire District Attorney will attempt to hold his seat in November’s general election after losing the Democratic primary raises a host of new questions. 

Audrey Kupferberg: The Bookshop

Sep 20, 2018

THE BOOKSHOP is a new film that tells the story of Florence Green, a young widow living in an East Anglian village in 1959.   It is based on a novel from the 1970s by award-winning British author Penelope Fitzgerald, and adapted for the screen, as well as directed, by Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 20, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Actor Sean Penn will speak at UAlbany’s Writers Institute Friday amid national backlash over comments he made about the MeToo movement.

Main Street, Lake Placid, NY
Pat Bradley/WAMC

In May, the Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court threw out an effort by Lake Placid to obtain two parcels of land on Main Street by eminent domain. This month village officials approved a bond resolution to purchase the property.

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking in Saranac Lake
Pat Bradley/WAMC

More talk of Governor Andrew Cuomo seeking the presidency in 2020 has been fueled by the governor’s decisive victory over a candidate from the progressive left of his party. But the Democrat still says he’s only running for a third term to lead New York.

Panelists speak at Ellms Family Farm in Ballston Spa
Lucas Willard / WAMC

The number of farms in Saratoga County, one of the fastest growing areas of New York, is shrinking. At the same time, farmers are looking toward new technologies and markets to adapt to a changing landscape. A new report released Wednesday provides a snapshot of the county’s agricultural economy.

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    Military people who have helped track the financing of terrorist cells around the world are putting their skills to use in the war on drugs in Massachusetts. 

Keith Strudler: Faster Than Ever

Sep 19, 2018

If you’re one of the many getting ready for a fall marathon, like New York City or Marine Corps, then good luck. Running a marathon is a huge accomplishment, be it your first or 40th. Besides worrying about just finishing, the thing most marathoners worry about, especially veteran ones, is their time. How fast they can run and how long it takes them to finish 26.2 miles. Marathoners tend to obsess over mile split times, energy drinks, gels, the weight of their shoes, the exact temperature at the 20-mile mark – pretty much anything that might take a few minutes, or even seconds off their time. Sometimes it’s to break a well-known barrier – like a four hour or three hour marathon. Sometimes it’s simply to get a personal best, say one minute better than last time. Or if you’re like me and on the back side of a running career, it’s simply not to go too much slower than last time. Whatever it is, pretty much every one that lines up for that fabled distance goes in with an aspirational finish time.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 19, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

Roaring Brook Falls
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Starting Friday, the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation will prohibit parking on the shoulders of both lanes of Route 73 near the Roaring Brook Falls Trailhead in the Adirondacks.

Marc Molinaro
Matt Ryan

The general election for New York governor is heating up, with the Republican candidate, Marc Molinaro, calling for the resignation of a former advisor to Democrat Andrew Cuomo, while the sitting governor rallied against President Trump.

The former Sherman's amusement park in Caroga Lake
Lucas Willard / WAMC

An arts organization that has brought summertime music to the former Sherman’s amusement park in the Southern Adirondack community of Caroga Lake is seeking to purchase the aging property, which is currently owned by the town.

Stephen Gottlieb: Kavanaugh

Sep 18, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh no longer seems a shoo-in for appointment to the Supreme Court. Let’s be clear – there has never been a time when rape was just juvenile misbehavior. Rape is and has been a crime for centuries. Nevertheless, I doubt this president will make a better nomination, a point Akhil Amar, an old friend on the Yale Law faculty, made eloquently on these airwaves recently. If the Republicans can put another person on the Court, whoever it is will solidify a majority for repealing a half century of progress on social, procedural and political rights, repealing gay rights, women’s rights and a host of protections against our becoming a police state. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 18, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse on the sidelines at a special Common Council meeting.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse struck back Monday afternoon against those calling for his resignation, and followed up hours later at a special Common Council meeting.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Both spans are now open on the Mario Cuomo Bridge that connects Rockland and Westchester Counties. As road signs are being switched to reflect the new name, debate continues over discarding the old one. State lawmakers near the bridge say their constituents want to integrate the old name with the new, despite New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s apparent final word on the topic.

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New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is out with his annual report on Wall Street profits – and he finds, not surprisingly, they are up.

Blair Horner: Toxic Dangers In School Supplies

Sep 17, 2018

Consumers shouldn’t assume that children’s products are safe just because they are available in stores.  That’s the key finding of a shoppers’ guide released last month.  The report, Safer School Supplies: Shopping Guide, identified school supplies that contained toxic chemicals. 

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     An early childhood education center that will be part of an innovative national network of preschools is under construction in western Massachusetts.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 17, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, September 17, 2018. 

Burlington International Airport sign
Niranjan Arminius/Flickr

Vermont officials are hailing an increase in business at the Burlington International Airport as they welcome a new airline to the airport.

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While this weekend’s Fresh Grass festival at MASS MoCA features acts from around the world, it also shines a light on the Berkshire music scene.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Sep 14, 2018

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, September 14, 2018.

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