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Ken & Mike's First Take


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…


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…

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Making headlines this week

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