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Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Three Clinton County Correctional Facility executives and nine security staff employees have been put on administrative leave as part of the ongoing investigation into the escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt from the maximum security prison. What role, if any, they played was not made clear but the prison break exposed a culture that may have laid the groundwork for the June 6th escape. Sweat, who is now in fair condition after being shot twice by police over the weekend, told investigators he and Matt planned to drive to Mexico before their alleged prison staff accomplice let them down.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Eye on Politics

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Every Wednesday, Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fischer join Ken and Mike to analyze political goings on over the week. Today’s topics include Mark Eves and LePage and the budget…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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State lawmakers in South Carolina next week sit down to consider Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the lawn of the state capitol. The Oklahoma State Supreme Court, meanwhile, has ordered that a stone Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the grounds of the capitol in Oklahoma City. By a margin of 7-2, the court decided Tuesday that the granite tablet violates the Oklahoma Constitution by using public money or property to directly or indirectly benefit a “church denomination or system of religion.” ABC’s Jim Ryan covers the region and will have the latest.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes. The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of embassies following the Dec. 17 announcement that they would move to restore ties.

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Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

This Wednesday morning’s topics include the Budget veto being overridden, the Oversight committee to investigate LePage and Eves gets 30k, NY prison break information – They went back in the prison! Cuba embassies to open then Christie announces then will be in Portland; Bush releases tax returns and in sports – US Women win World Cup match against Germany…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel Saez and released Monday by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. The increase likely reflects robust hiring last year when employers added 3.1 million jobs — the most since 1999. That lowered the unemployment rate to 5.6 percent from 6.7 percent a year earlier. Strong job gains and a falling unemployment can help broadly raise incomes as businesses are forced to offer higher pay to attract workers. And with more money in their wallets, Americans are spending more freely.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will make it official on Tuesday, as he gives a speech at Livingston High School. But right after he makes that speech, he’ll be jetting out to New Hampshire, where he’s hoping he’ll be able to pull off an early upset to jumpstart his longshot odds. Christie has three days of events planned in the Granite State. Aaron discusses the case Christie will make to Republican voters for their support.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Wendy Ireland

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For Harness Racing and for expanding the Southern Maine Casino market, Wendy Ireland joins Ken and Mike to discuss the legislature and the studies showing the expandable market in Southern Maine for Casinos…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

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Every Tuesday morning we have ABC New’s own Trey Hardin on to discuss weekly updates. This weeks topics include the Supreme Court, Gay Marriage and Republican candidates…

firsttake

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

On this Tuesday’s First Take, LePage vetoes budget, the Legislators call for investigation into LePage, Greece on brink of bankruptcy, NY escapees were headed to Mexico then the Supreme Court issues more decisions and NBC fires Trump…

Local Headlines

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Maine Man Charged in Stabbing Death of Mother’s Dog

GENERIC ARREST

Police say a York County man has been charged with the stabbing death of his mother's 4-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever.

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Maine Agency to Probe Blackmail Claims Against LePage

LEPAGE WELAFRE

Maine's watchdog agency will look into allegations that Republican Gov. Paul LePage threated to use public funds to punish a political opponent.

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Construction Begins on 185-Megawatt Wind Farm in Maine

GENERIC WIND FARM

Construction has begun on a wind farm in Bingham that is anticipated to be the state's largest wind energy project.

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U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations

Police tape cordons off the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said. The Islamic State's Sanaa Division claimed responsibility on Twitter for detonating the parked car bomb, according to the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states.

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After ‘gratifying’ week, Obama has long to-do list for his time left in office

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The President, who has about 18 months left in his second term, hopes to work with Congress on infrastructure funding and reforming the criminal justice system.

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Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun

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About 29 percent of people nationwide reported owning a gun.

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U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years

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The previous Cold War enemies agreed to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, with the Cubans saying that could happen as soon as July 20.