Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


Tuesday, March 31, 201503/31/2015

3/31/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Germanwings plane crash, Iran, Indiana religious freedom and more on the Boston Marathon bombing trial.


Monday, March 30, 201503/30/2015

3/30/15 First Take

To kick off this new week, Ken and Mike talk about news on the Germanwings plane crash and the emotional state of the co-pilot then, Iran’s Nuclear talks, bodies found in the NY explosion and then more on Indiana’s “religious freedom” bill.


Friday, March 27, 201503/27/2015

3/27/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Ken and Mike’s topics include the Germanwings plane crash, NY gas explosion, there’s a pervert on the loose in Brunswick, Campbell says he didn’t lie and is LePage in denial?


Thursday, March 26, 201503/26/2015

3/26/15 First Take

On today’s first take – Flight 9525 investigation continues, James Campbell being relieved of his position in the Maine National Guard and more cyber attacks hit Maine news and government websites for the third day in a row…


Wednesday, March 25, 201503/25/2015

3/25/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Mike is flying solo. Today’s topics include The German Plane Crash in the Alps mountains, LePage fires national guard Chief of two years yesterday, PETA has allegedly lied about why the Portland SeaDogs have discontinued serving Linda Bean’s Lobster and big concert announcements at the Bangor Waterfront this Summer!


Tuesday, March 24, 201503/24/2015

3/24/15 First Take

On today’s First Take. Ken and Mike talk about Israel reportedly spying on the US, Stephen King is being pushed to run for Governor and Christopher Knight is free.


Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 First Take

On Today’s first take, Mike and Dennis talk about Ted Cruz announcing his run for the presidency, Stephen King knocks out LePage, Starbucks baristas will stop enforcing racially charged conversation at the register and the NCAA tourney brackets.


Friday, March 20, 201503/20/2015

3/20/15 First Take

Thank Buddha its Friday! Today’s topics include ISIS attacks in Tunisia, LePage and Stephen King duke it out, the Pledge of Allegience is back in the spotlight in South Portland and then. Spring starts today! What was the impact of winter on Maine’s businesses?


Thursday, March 19, 201503/19/2015

3/19/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Ken and Mike will talk about the aftermath of the Israeli election, David Labonte gets 10 years in prison, George Boynton gets his dog back, then Pam Smart speaks out against her husband’s killers being released while she still stays in prison…


Wednesday, March 18, 201503/18/2015

3/18/15 First Take

The Israelis have spoken, Netenyahu wins his election. Then the guys talk about LePage withholding land bonds, the Penn state frat has been suspended and then Robert Redford speaks at Colby college.

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

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

National Headlines

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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.