Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


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…


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a Gyrocopter lands on the Capital lawn, a South Portland biker has a close call with a bus, the Religion bill has been withdrawn and Merrill Kimball is found guilty of murder….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…

Local Headlines

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Cross Insurance Executive Dies at 58


Brent Cross, son of the founder of Cross Insurance, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 58.

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Man Charged with Running Over Pregnant Girlfriend in Court


A Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend is back in court.

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Maine State Prison Inmate Pleads Guilty to Murder


A Maine State Prison inmate accused of stabbing another inmate 87 times has pleaded guilty to murder.

National Headlines

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Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting suspect to appear in court


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder.

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Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways


Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill for a two- to three-week sprint to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes.

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Senators call for 20,000 troops in Syria and Iraq


Two senior U.S. senators called for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000 and send an equal number of troops to Syria as part of a multinational ground force to counter Islamic State in both countries.

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World leaders launch bid for climate breakthrough in Paris


More than 150 world leaders arrived at United Nations climate change talks in Paris armed with promises and accompanied by high expectations as they look to hold back the Earth's rising temperatures.