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Ken & Mike's First Take


Monday, February 23, 201502/23/2015

2/23/15 First Take

To kick of this week, Ken and Mike talk about Terror groups threatening to attack the Mall of Americe, the Fairpoint strikes have appeared to reach a conclusion and LePage cracks down on government computers being used for porn…


Friday, February 20, 201502/20/2015

2/20/15 First Take

Thank Buddha it’s Friday! On today’s show, the guys go over the Fairpoint settlement news, but will it result in better service? Then, parking bans in Portland have effected local business. Later, the Sniper trial’s defense rests…


Thursday, February 19, 201502/19/2015

2/19/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Ken and Mike discuss the Snow, Obama’s terrorism summit, LePage vs Moody’s diner and Deflategate is back…


Wednesday, February 18, 201502/18/2015

2/18/15 First Take

It’s Ken and Mike’s grand reunion! First in the news, the two teenagers lost on Maine trails were found safe and unharmed yesterday, Maine is looking at 250k for a whistleblower document shredding case, then Moody’s diner is being scrutinized by LePage for religious discrimination, but has he gone too far?

Also, more ISIS.


Tuesday, February 17, 201502/17/2015

2/17/15 First Take

Is ISIS growing at warp speed? The state department says “We can’t kill our way out of it.” A Judge bars Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Then, NBC gave the SNL special far more air time than the ISIS beheadings.


Monday, February 16, 201502/16/2015

2/16/15 First Take

On this Mike and Barry edition of First Take; They talked up the blizzard and what happened? Parking bans and no snow. Then, ISIS is in Egypt and today is President’s day!


Friday, February 13, 201502/13/2015

2/13/15 First Take

On this Friday’s First Take, Mike and Dennis talk today about the next Snowmageddon, LePage asks to review medicaid case,…


Thursday, February 12, 201502/12/2015

2/12/15 First Take

On this Thursday’s First Take with Mike and Dennis Bailey, the guys talk about LePage’s first town hall meeting last night in Westbrook, then Obama announces a request for war against ISIS, and Powerball winners around the country have been announced.


Wednesday, February 11, 201502/11/2015

2/11/15 First Take

On this Wednesday’s First Take, Mike and Dennis Bailey talk about the aftermath of Brian Willian’s 6 month suspension, then John Stweart reflects on his 17 years of service on the Daily show and plans to pass on his legacy. Kayla Muler, the American captive held by ISIS has been confirmed to be deceased. And tonight in Westbrook is LePage’s town hall meeting.


Tuesday, February 10, 201502/10/2015

2/10/15 “Eggs and Issues” Fist Take

On today’s First Take, Ken and Mike discuss Gay Marriage in Alabama, Obama is talking of arming the Ukraine Military, Sangillo’s bar in Portland is also closing after being a popular local bar.

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