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WAMC Northeast Report

Weekdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition are two half-hour magazines of news and information, aired every weekday from 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. just before All Things Considered, and again from 6:05 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 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's Associate News Director Jim Levulis. 

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking in Saranac Lake
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on June 24, 2020.

Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Jun 24, 2020

Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, June 24, 2020. 

Mayor Gary McCarthy joins Schenectady public safety officials at a press conference Wednesday
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Schenectady is looking for a solution to the problem of persistent late-night fireworks in the Electric City.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking March 25, 2020.
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New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will impose mandatory quarantines for travelers from states with high rates of the coronavirus effective midnight tonight.

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Consumer advocates and environmentalists are applauding a bill New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed that prevents utility shutoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic and in other cases.

Plattsburgh police car at night
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The city of Plattsburgh’s Police Department recently revised its Use of Force Policy to incorporate the national “8 Can’t Wait” recommendations and codify de-escalation requirements.  The mayor then announced a citizens’ panel to advise city leaders on community policing and make recommendations on further police oversight.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden
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Municipal leaders have had to adapt quickly to deal with both the coronavirus pandemic and social unrest that followed the death of George Floyd. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas recently spoke with Troy Mayor Patrick Madden.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking April 14, 2020.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering a quarantine order on travelers to New York from other states with high rates of the coronavirus, including Florida.

City of Springfield, Office of the Mayor

     It will be harder to find relief from the heat this summer in the largest city in western Massachusetts. 

My heart wants to talk about the momentous things happening in our country but the disloyalty of this president is too frightening to talk about anything else. 

Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Jun 23, 2020

Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, June 23, 2020.

Mayo Bartlett
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The Westchester County executive has named the members of a Police Training Task Force, and reshaped the original intent to adhere to an executive order from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Officials say there is zero tolerance for gun violence in the city of Albany, where shootings have continued almost daily.

Over the weekend the planet achieved a new milestone:  A small Siberian town hit temperatures that exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  While that region of the world is noted for its wide range in temperatures, the reading is the highest ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle.

Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Jun 22, 2020

Meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, June 22, 2020.

Springfield Health and Human Services Dept

   With closely watched health data about the coronavirus, including the percentage of positive cases and hospitalization rates, all trending in the right direction, Massachusetts took another step in reopening Monday. 

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins fields reporters' questions at police HQ.
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Albany’s mayor, police chief and common council members representing wards impacted by the violence held a press conference Friday at police headquarters to urge an end to a rash of shootings.

Inside Elections Analyst and Reporter Jacob Rubashkin
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The Democratic primary race in New York’s 16th District has longtime Congressman Eliot Engel pitted against three contenders. Analysts say Progressive Jamaal Bowman poses the biggest threat in what they’re calling a possible AOC-type election, referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of New York City Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley in 2018. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Inside Elections Analyst and Reporter Jacob Rubashkin about the NY-16 primary.

NYS Senator Rob Ortt
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The New York State Senate has a new minority leader. Western New York Senator Robert Ortt replaces John Flanagan, who is stepping down after 34 years in the legislature.

Michael Meeropol: The Promise Of Juneteenth In 2020

Jun 19, 2020

June 19th is an important date in American history.  For my brother, myself and our families, it is the anniversary of the judicial murder of our parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, 67 years ago.   What he and I lived through as a six-year old and a ten-year-old back in 1953 never goes away.   [Calling it murder is not hyperbole.   For the facts underlying the reasoning behind this conclusion as well as details of what actually happened in the case, see Meeropol, Michael, “‘A Spy Who Turned His Family In’: Revisiting David Greenglass and the Rosenberg Case,” American Communist History Volume 17, Issue 2 (May 31, 2018) .]

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 19, 2020

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, June 19, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking March 25, 2020.
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Governor Cuomo delivered his final daily briefing on the coronavirus Friday, where he said he’s grateful that the virus is at an all-time low in New York, but he worries about rising infection rates elsewhere in the US.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office

Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to end over three months of continuous daily coronavirus briefings on Friday. The briefings became a cultural phenomenon and made the Democrat nationally famous, as New Yorkers and many across America, staying home to try to stop the spread of the virus, tuned in to what became a daily ritual.

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A new survey finds the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't stopped Capital Region companies from hiring new employees, but the pace of hiring has slowed and employers’ expectations for the future are uncertain.

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks with WAMC's Alan Chartock on June 18, 2020.

TROY – In the world of theater there has hardly been an organization that hasn’t expressed regrets about not having done enough to tell the stories of people of color.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Jun 18, 2020

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, June 18, 2020.

School bus
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The New York State Board of Regents and State Education Department are holding meetings across the state to gather input on how to reopen and meet the needs of students in the fall.

After months of grappling with the coronavirus, municipalities across the country are running out of money. The Vermont Mayors Coalition recently outlined their pandemic recovery priorities to keep their cities financially viable.

Keith Strudler: Change In College Football

Jun 17, 2020

Perhaps the single most common word used during this whole Covid era has been change. Like how industry is changing, and schools are changing. And not just now, but long after Covid is under control, whenever that may be. So the world is changing at light speed despite the fact that pretty much every day right now feels exactly the same.

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