Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


Thursday, April 30, 201504/30/2015

4/30/15 First Take

Topics for the final day of April include more on the Baltimore protests, Paul Emery, Voter IDs, legislation on Revenge porn, then the General Assistance fraud proposal and LePage’s nuclear proposal.


Wednesday, April 29, 201504/29/2015

4/29/15 First Take

On today’s First Take. The latest on the Baltimore riots, Supreme Court splits on gay marriage, LePage won’t sell bonds and Legilsation introduced to force him, Paul Emery in Westbrook says he wouldn’t mind LePage meeting his maker then Dentist John Willis accused of discriminating…


Tuesday, April 28, 201504/28/2015

4/28/15 First Take

Topics in the world today…Riots in Baltimore have escalated, The Nepal earthquake, Tsarnaev Boston bombing punishment trial continues, then the Supreme Court to hear arguments on gay marriage and Portland city council bans e cigarettes…


Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

Its a new week! Today’s topics include the Nepal earthquake, Freddie Gray funeral and riots in Baltimore, next, the Aurora shooting trial begins then the Clinton Foundation admits “mistakes” and a Policy against hostage ransoms reviewed…


Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 First Take

Its Friday! Obama announces US drones killed 2 hostages including 1 American, then Brady doesn’t go with the Pats at the White House appearance, Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General, a Bill would eliminate deposit on larger bottles in Maine and Bruce Jenner interview tonight on ABC….


Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 First Take

In place of Ken today, Dennis Bailey and Mike talk about a recent Tax reform PR fight. Who’s winning? South Korea uncovers North Korea’s hacking codes, Businesses commission PPP poll about Portland mayoral race then McCain calls Rand Paul the worst possible candidate on national security and NFL suspends Greg Hardy for 10 games.


Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/22/15 First Take

Today is the affectionately named day of Wednesday and our topics include theBaltimore protests over Freddie Gray’s death increase, Tsarnaev Boston sentencing trial, apparently LePage hates indians, abuse from a Biddeford cop abuse and Chimps granted court standing…


Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 First Take

Today is Eggs ‘n Issues at the Portland Holiday Inn by the bay. Topics include the Boston Marathon, LePage supporting bill to halt minimum wage in Portland and Bangor, and Greece is on the verge of bankruptcy…


Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 First Take

It’s a new week! Today’s menu of topics include…Patriots Day, the Boston Marathon, Migrants drown from a capsized ship, more on ISIS – Christians beheadings in Libya amd then Maine bills to transition from welfare to employment…


Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 First Take

We’ve made it to Friday! Today’s topics include the Minimum wage hike in Portland,Britt McHenry berates tow company clerk, Black Lives Matters rally, yesterday’s South Portland bus / bicyclist conflict…

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Police Arrest Man Accused Of Hitting Woman With Hammer


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Woman Says Fake Cop Demanded She Perform Sex Act On Him


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Police say a man pretended to be an officer and demanded sex from a woman.

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Former President Bush Still Recovering


KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) Former President George H.W. Bush is healing well after taking a fall this summer, and he's ready to head south for the winter.

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House GOP in turmoil with new uncertainty in speaker race


House Republicans are in upheaval as their front-runner for speaker faces fresh opposition and conservatives push to postpone leadership elections.

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Supreme Court tackles social issues as election looms


The nine justices are set to wade into contentious social matters in their new term beginning on Monday including affirmative action, union powers, and voting rights.

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East Coast hit by torrential rainfall, deadly flooding


A "once-in-a-millennium" downpour has left much of South Carolina under water.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Oct. 5


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