Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


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…


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…

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