Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Budget talks stall in Maine, No permit concealed weapons closer to passage, TSA fails to identify weapons, Bruce Jenner on Vanity Fair (Kaitlyn Jenner) then Efficiency Maine finally gets fixed and Convictioin for threat on Facebook gets overturned…


Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 First Take

We kick off June with news on the NSA unable to collect phone calls for now, Paul LePage blows up, Budget talks continue in the legislature, Old Port shooting investigation continues; no suspects arrested, Qatar continues travel ban for Taliban prisoners, Women in Maine have disproportionate minimum wage….


Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 First Take

Thank Bhudda its Friday! Concealed weapon permits are in the legislature, Lepage proposes bars opening until 2, Public testify about Biddeford police sex abuse, LePage’s PUC appointee blocked then Committee blocks bill to expand tax credits and Lindsay Lohan off of probation after eight years…


Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 First Take

Today’s First Take…Police still looking for Old Port shooters, LePage proposes appointing top three state officers, Senate overrides teen drivers decal proposal, Muhammad cartoon artist wants cartoon on buses in DC then Cold case unit proposal pending in legislature and…Chimps have rights too?


Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 First Take

Today is affectionate Wednesday! News on Old Port shooting, Tribal representatives walk out of legislature, FIFA officials charged with corruption and taking bribes, No bear baiting, constitutional amendment on hunting scheduled this year then Travis Mills money stolen and theAmish want to dress in red, not bright orange…


Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topics… Breaking – Old Port shooting, LePage honors Viet Nam vets, Budget impasse slows down legislature, Bowdoin rape. Ray MacDonald and was B.B. King poisoned?


Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 First Take

Happy Memorial Day! Today’s topics include the difference between Memorial day and Veterans Days, ISIS kills hundreds in Palmyra, Scarborough road rage – shots fired, Tom Brady rally supported in obituary, Ali-Liston fight anniversary and John Nash, Anne Meara dead…


Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 First Take

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.


Thursday, May 21, 201505/21/2015

5/21/15 First Take

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…


Wednesday, May 20, 201505/20/2015

5/20/15 First Take

On this middle of the week First Take… Robert Kraft folds against NFL, Dispute about whether Hyde School told MPA about racial comments, Legislature looks to increase road funds, Moskowitz gets confirmed then the Bath Memorial Day parade is back on and Letterman’s last show tonight…

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