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Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Bill Nemitz

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Bill Nemitz joins Mike and Dennis this morning to discuss a column he wrote for the Press Herald today that focuses on LePage’s hinting permit lottery bill…

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Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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The White House and House leaders urged the Senate on Thursday to take up a bill that would end the National Security Agency’s collection of American phone records while preserving other surveillance powers set to expire June 1. Senators are divided with that deadline nearing for the continued use of counterterrorism provisions that law enforcement officials say are critical. It’s all a bit of a complicated play at this point, and Mary discusses how leaders are hoping or not hoping things work out.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Podcast Lance Dutson

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Lance Dutson joins Mike and Dennis this morning to discuss the “Whip Survey”.

“The Whip Count is a project of AsMaineGoes, Maine’s preeminent political discussion site since 1998. AsMaineGoes features an aggregator of daily Maine political news and opinion, a discussion forum with more than 1,800 registered users, and a weekly video show called The Advance Team, a discussion with Maine politicos of the most current issues of the day.”

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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New information about ATM’s…becoming automated *theft* machines…Data thefts at ATMs inside banks up 174 percent so far this year at freestanding non-bank ATM’s, up a whopping 317 percent…making ATM use riskier than it’s been in two decades. Why is data theft so out of control? Experts say he sophistication has grown dramatically in hackers, many extremely sophisticated hacking gangs, because it works. One of the most common ways to steal data is through a skimmer. The device is placed into the machine’s card reader to lift information from the magnetic strip…all while hidden cameras record the user’s pin. The whole thing takes less than 2 minutes. Experts say you can protect yourself by covering your hand while enter your pin number…keeping an eye out for machines that look like they’ve been tampered with…and notifying your bank immediately of any suspicious transactions. Banks are working on security improvements like replacing the magnetic card strip with a chip that’s harder to steal from, but that could be more than two years away.

firsttake

Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 First Take

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We wrap up the week with Mike and Dennis talking about the DC murder suspect getting caught, Uber expands in Maine…until the government comes after them. Westbrook official who mocked residents will get “sensitivity training”. Josh Duggar of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” admits he molested young girls. Then Maine Senate approves limiting GA to 9 months and the Boy Scout leader says ban on gay adults cannot be sustained.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 21, 201505/21/2015

5/21/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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The U.S. government on Wednesday released dozens of documents recovered from the special operations raid that killed Osama bin Laden four years ago. The now declassified documents shed new light on the mindset of Al-Qaeda’s founder, his debates over tactics, his anxiety over Western spying and his fixation with the group’s media image. Among other things, they include correspondences from bin Laden, think tank reports, software and technical manuals for computer programs, and Arabic-language letters to bin Laden’s apparent associates, along with 39 English-language books in which the terror leader apparently took interest. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence called the material “Bin Laden’s Bookshelf”.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 21, 201505/21/2015

5/21/15 Capital Insights

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John Baldacci joins Ken and Mike every other Thursday. Today however, he joins Mike and Dennis to discuss LePage and appointment of Congressional Officers and Tax Reform…

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Thursday, May 21, 201505/21/2015

5/21/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the White House, FBI Director James Comey and others are concerned about a potential terrorist attack on U.S. soil. The government has increased security at military bases and airports and has notified local law enforcement to be on alert at shopping malls and other places where the public congregates. The holiday weekend opens up many potential “soft” targets with Memorial Day gatherings. Brad will discuss the seriousness of this threat and what should you do if you are going to the Mall or a Memorial Day celebration.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 21, 201505/21/2015

5/21/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Obama will speed up the training and equipping of Sunni tribal fighters in an effort to erase gains made by ISIS. The decision comes in the wake of the stinging fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to the terror group, and came as the president convened more than two dozen members of his National Security Council to discuss the situation. Meanwhile, on the home front, presidential hopeful Rand Paul, as of this writing, is in the middle of filibustering the renewal of the Patriot Act, which provides the authorities for the NSA’s controversial bulk collection of American phone records. Those provisions are set to expire on June 1st. There was no word his campaign on how long the filibuster will last.

firsttake

Thursday, May 21, 201505/21/2015

5/21/15 First Take

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Today’s First Take….Isis, LePage wants to expand his own power over Secretary of State, Attorney General and Treasurer, Debate over Marijuana legalization bill for recreational use, Bin Laden’s documents seized the night he was killed reveal an absolute obsession with killing Americans on a mass scale and USM picks new president who bailed…

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Maine Minute 5/22

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Heat the WGAN Maine Minute for May 22nd.

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WGAN’s Interview With Marpheen Chann

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WGAN's Cody O'Connor took a moment to speak with Marpheen Chan who is a political activist that was involved in and spoke at yesterdays "We Are Maine" rally in Portland in protest against cuts to general assistance...

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Panel Backs Bill Aimed at Boosting Maine Vaccination Rates

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A legislative committee has endorsed a bill that seeks to increase vaccination rates in Maine.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the big stories that made headlines this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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WATCH: The history of Memorial Day

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This All-American holiday took a long and winding road to become an annual tradition.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

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With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Takata air bag recall could take years to complete

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The largest auto recall in American history affects nearly 1 in 7 cars.