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Thursday, May 14, 201505/14/2015

5/14/15 First Take

Today’s First Take Topics: The tragic Amtrak crash, Tsarnaev jury continues deliberations, Restaurants banning blogger gets international attention, LePage budget proposals get rejected by legislative committees then Postal service employees protest and More liberals are comencement speakers…


Wednesday, May 13, 201505/13/2015

5/13/15 First Take

It’s Wednesday, today’s top topics include – Tom Brady, *Breaking* Amtrak crash in Philly, William Baker sends embarrassing emails in Westbrook, then Lepage and legislature agree on welfare cliff, Moskowitz is confirmed by judiciary committee and a Study shows fewer identify themselves as christians…


Tuesday, May 12, 201505/12/2015

5/12/15 First Take

On Today’s First take, Tom Brady has been found guilty by the NFL! A Nun speaks at Tsarnaev trial, a Food critic banned from restaurants, George Zimmerman gets shot then a Report that Pakistan knew about bin Laden raid and Judge gets bad feedback from lawyers….


Monday, May 11, 201505/11/2015

5/11/15 First Take

We kick off the week with Saudi Kinig snubbing Obama, Castro meets with the pope, What will the NFL do to punish Brady? A Bill to stop toll evaders, then Jeb says he would have invaded Iraq and the GA principal said the devil made her do it…


Friday, May 8, 201505/08/2015

5/8/15 First Take

On this month’s Eggs n’ Issues edition of first take… The Great Britain elections, Tom Brady’s damage control, Skowhegan native Americans, Texas gunman on a watch list then Maine senators say revamp the Patriot Act and a possible Minimum wage of 9.50.


Thursday, May 7, 201505/07/2015

5/7/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topics include the revival of Deflate-Gate, Anti death penalty nun may be allowed to testify at Tsarnaev trial, the State is to pay charter school tuitions, theres a Proposal to raise starting teacher’s pay, then the Maine House fixes $38mil mistake, and the lost Kayakers were found…


Wednesday, May 6, 201505/06/2015

5/6/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topics include a shooting in Texas…was it ISIS? Then Baltimore – apparently “rough rides” in police vans are common, Voter ID bill shot down then, Republicans focus on constitutional amendment on income tax, School hours change and Huckabee is now in the presidential race…


Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5//15 First Take

On today’s First Take with Mike and Dennis…Westbrook CC votes 6-1 to “condemn” Councilor Paul Emery for his wishing LePage dead remarks, Maine Lawmakers endorse new bid to prevent food stamp spending on junk food, Pop up park coming to Portland. Skowhegan debates Indian mascot without any outsiders and the Clinton Foundation…


Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 First Take

We’re back on this wonderful first Monday of May. Topics for the top of the week include the Dallas shooting, the Baltimore curfew ends, Daughter searches for Maine mother in Nepal, Pop up parks in Old Port, then Ben Carson to throw hat into ring…


Friday, May 1, 201505/01/2015

5/1/15 First Take

It’s the Beginning of May and thank the Bhudda its Friday! Baltimore is still in a state of unrest, More Nigerian captive girls freed, a Cold case squad is proposed, Proposal to extend parking meter hours then Presque Isle sports facial hair policy and the NFL draft…

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