Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


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…


Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topics include Hernandez being found guilty, a Gyrocopter lands on the Capital lawn, a South Portland biker has a close call with a bus, the Religion bill has been withdrawn and Merrill Kimball is found guilty of murder….


Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 First Take

Today’s the day we affectionately refer to as….Wednesday! Obama and Iran are in our top story, next Cuba is off the terrorist list, a Tuscon cop runs over suspect, there’s a new Religious freedom bill in Maine, Bates President’s assistant sues and today is tax day…


Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 First Take

Todays First Take topics include Rubio in the race, Deputy Sheriff in OK shoots man in back, Skowhegan Natives want mascot changed, Jodi Arias sentenced to life and Poliquin raises a lot of money…


Monday, April 13, 201504/13/2015

4/13/15 First Take

This Monday’s topics for the show include Hillary announcing candidacy (Officially…), Obama and Castro meet, Brazil has protests and the Halaal Market is a victim of a recent hate crime…


Friday, April 10, 201504/10/2015

4/10/15 First Take

This Friday’s topics include Obama dining with Castro, Video released on South Carolina police stop leading to shooting, Democrats release budget prorposal and the Final conspirator in Greg Smart murder paroled.


Thursday, April 9, 201504/09/2015

4/9/15 First Take

.On today’s First Take, Tsarnaev is found guilty, news on concealed weapons permit in Augusta, following up on South Carolina cop shootin, Iran pushes for end to sanctions and then….. It snowed!


Wednesday, April 8, 201504/08/2015

4/8/15 First Take

Today in the news, South Carolina cop charged with murder, the Russians hack White House computers, more on the Hernandez trial then the Freyburg lacross coach forced to resign..

Local Headlines

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Woman Charged in Supermarket Killing Pleads Guilty


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5th Maine Maritime Academy Graduate was Aboard El Faro

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National Headlines

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Volkswagen CEO faces tough questions in congressional hearing


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McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker, election postponed


McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.

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Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat


The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.

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Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home


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