Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


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…


Tuesday, May 19, 201505/19/2015

5/19/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topcs include – More bikers may be headed to Waco, FBI says no bullets fired at Amtrak train, Hyde School leaves boys basketball league, Common Core retained by legislature, then Obama says no more military equipment for police departments…


Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 First Take

To Kick off this mid-May week…Texas bikers have a “Sons of Anarchy” shootout, Tsarnaev gets death penalty, York County DAs removed from case, Bill to prevent “do not resuscitate” order then a Bill to raise home car worker pay


Friday, May 15, 201505/15/2015

5/15/15 First Take

Thank the Buddha its Friday! Brady makes appeals, an Engineer to talk to train crash investigators, an Insurance subsidy bill passes legislature, Deschaine seeks new trial then Lauzon meets with LePage; Lepage wants AG to investigate and BB King has passed away…


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…

Local Headlines

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Donated Island Off Maine Coast Becomes ‘Living Laboratory’


SACO, Maine (AP) — The University of New England has transformed a recently donated island off the coast of Saco into a "living laboratory" to allow students the opportunity to examine marine life and the effects of climate change.

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Nova Star Gets OK To Leave

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A federal magistrate judge has ruled that the Nova Star ferry may be released from custody after the ship was seized while the ferry service settled its financial affairs.

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Oil Lease Signed For Georges Bank

Oil platform on sea.

HALIFAX, (Nova Scotia) Nova Scotia has approved allowing a European energy company to explore for oil near Georges Bank.

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.

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China, U.S. high-level cyber crime talks to begin Tuesday


Top U.S. and Chinese officials will convene this week in Washington for the first round of cyber security talks following the signing of a bilateral anti-hacking accord in September.

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Nearly half of U.S. homes use cellphones only, shun landlines


A dozen years ago, a mere 3 percent of U.S. households used only cellphones.

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Obama urges Turkey to reduce tensions with Russia, stresses support


U.S. President Barack Obama urged his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday to reduce tensions with Russia while stressing U.S. support for its NATO ally's security.