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Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 Podcast Rick Seaney

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Last week, American Airlines reported its most profitable quarter in its history. And a big part of airlines profit is the revenue created from those add-on fees, mainly for baggage handling and ticket-changing. And it’s easy to see why. For ticket-changes for instance, it’s all automated, the passenger does all the work… so that’s a mark-up of nearly 100%. Also, unlike fares, ancillary fees are not subject to federal excise taxes, so airlines are encouraged to keep those charges separate. Consumer organizations want limits put in place. Rick discusses which direction the fee situation is likely headed. Also, recent government drills showing the ability to get fake explosives and other items past TSA checkpoints. The TSA response will probably lead to a lot slower lines. Rick with some tips on what passengers can do to get thru TSA security more quickly.

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Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over. The final collapse unraveled rather quickly on Monday, when Mayor Martin Walsh stated that he would not sign any agreement that would make taxpayers responsible for any Olympics cost overruns, which the United States Olympic Committee was pushing him to do. The USOC’s response to that was basically, well then, your bid is over. The truth is, the bid soured long before that. Poor communications, active opposition, bad polling numbers from the public, and wary politicians. Now the USOC must scramble to find another city with interest, or any chance of hosting in 2024 will be lost.

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Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 Podcast Matt Casper

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Matt Casper from U.S. Cellular joins Ken and Julie to discuss the “Shark Tank” promotional show that’s coming to Portland tomorrow morning. The show highlights entrepreneurship and Portland, Maine is a prime spot to highlight this year…

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Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 Podcast Karen Travers

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GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s comments over the weekend that the Iran deal negotiated by the Obama administration was essentially bringing Israel to the door of oven, did get the media attention Huckabee probably figured it would get. And of course with any action there is reaction, and the media spent the rest of Monday looking to assemble as much of that as possible, from not only President Obama, who obliged, but from other Republican candidates, some who did, and others who did not. Karen covers the spectrum of what folks are saying about Huckabee’s remark.

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Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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A Texas prosecutor on Monday announced a committee of outside attorneys who will investigate the death of Sandra Bland, who allegedly committed suicide in a jail cell following a traffic stop. The group will “review evidence as it comes in” on both Bland’s initial arrest and her untimely death, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said at an afternoon news conference. Mathis acknowledged the national attention that Bland’s death has received and said the committee would help his office to answer the remaining questions circulating around the case. The committee will be led by former prosecutors and defense attorneys Lewis White and Darrell Jordan.

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Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 First Take

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Ken and Julie McDonald kick off today’s show with the Boy Scouts allowing gays, the search continues for teens in Florida, a second person arrested in Old Port shooting, Boston won’t have Olympics then Humanist prisoners given rights and Women in NFL – first coach, first referee…

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Monday, July 27, 201507/27/2015

7/27/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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With sixteen declared candidates, it does become somewhat of a mandate to stand out from the crowd, and distinguish one self, in order to get some attention, garner support, and rise up the polls. And it appears with such a large field, there will be no shortage of headline grabs from the candidates. Donald Trump, buoyed again Sunday by a new poll that puts him on top, has been taking shots at anybody who says anything negative about him. Sen. Ted Cruz called Senate Majority Mitch McConnell “a liar” from the Senate floor last week. Mike Huckabee says with the Iran deal, President Obama is marching Israeli’s “to the door of the oven.” And next week, the first debate. Steve’s take on what to make of it, to this point.

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Monday, July 27, 201507/27/2015

7/27/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

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Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau-Chief Steve Mistler joins the show ever Monday morning. Steve talks with Ken and Arthur this morning about welfare reform as a Republican topic and LePage’s vetos…

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Monday, July 27, 201507/27/2015

7/27/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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Fiat Chrysler will buy back about 300,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a potentially expensive deal with U.S. safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recalls. Some of the trucks, which are the company’s top-selling vehicle, have steering problems that have lingered without proper repairs for more than two years, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The buyback is part of a larger settlement between the government and the automaker that includes a record $105 million fine and the appointment of an independent recall monitor, all for mishandling about two dozen recalls.

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Monday, July 27, 201507/27/2015

7/27/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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The theater, time and date of a screening of the film “Trainwreck” was written down inside a journal found in the motel room of the gunman who killed two women and wounded nine other people at the theater last week, according to state police. Along with the journal, police found wigs and glasses inside John Houser’s room, said Louisiana State Police Colonel Michael Edmonson. He added that writing the time and date of the film added to the belief that the shooting was premeditated. Jim with the latest on what police have found in their investigation of Houser and his reasons for opening fire during a movie screening in Lafayette, LA.

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Stormy Weather Leads to Rare Tornado Warning in Maine

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The National Weather Service says it issued a rare tornado warning for part of Maine including Pittsfield as a series of thunderstorms moved across the state.

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Probe Sought into Claim that LePage Forced Official’s Ouster

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Two Democratic Maine lawmakers want the state's watchdog agency to investigate claims that Republican Gov. Paul LePage forced the president of the World Acadian Congress to resign.

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Maine Health Department Nixes Grant to Fund Well Water Tests

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The Maine Department of Health and Human Services says it will no longer accept a grant established to fund well water tests for arsenic.

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IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

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The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

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Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders, employees

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The policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations will still be permitted to exclude gay adults.

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Kerry warns Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

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The Republican-controlled Congress has until Sept. 17 either to endorse or reject the agreement.

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Human trafficking report blacklists Thailand, raises awareness about modern day slavery

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The State Department's annual report highlights the world's worst human-trafficking centers.