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Ken & Mike's First Take


Monday, January 19, 201501/19/2015

1/19/15 First Take

On today’s first take Ken and his guest Arthur King discuss Martin Luther King Day, the fate of the Verso Mill in Bucksport and the NFL games.


Friday, January 16, 201501/16/2015

1/16/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Ken and Mike talk about yesterday’s terrorism raid in Belgium, LePage’s $2 Million budget and Duke University rescinds its plans to allow Muslim prayer for the chapel.


Thursday, January 15, 201501/15/2015

1/15/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Ken and Mike talk about a young computer “nerd” who sought to join ISIS, Governor LePage flips on the community college system and top ranking U.S. secret service officials are let go because of recent security lapses.


Wednesday, January 14, 201501/14/2015

1/14/15 First Take

On today’s first take Mike and his guest, Dennis discuss the topics of the day such as the plot to kill the Speaker of the House and the new sold-out Charlie Hebdo cartoon.


Tuesday, January 13, 201501/13/2015

1/13/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Ken and Mike talk about the hacking of the U.S. Central Command’s twitter account by ISIS. Also, the White House admits they someone should have been at the memorial in France.


Monday, January 12, 201501/12/2015

1-12-15 First Take

On this morning’s edition of First Take, Ken and Mike go over Obama not visiting France as well as an update on the Air Asia flight’s black box.


Friday, January 9, 201501/09/2015

First Take 1-9-15

On today’s edition of “Mike and Barry’s” first take…

Troubled student sends threatening emails to Windham school. Also, the 2024 Olympics are being held in Boston and following the terrorist attacks in France, there is now a hostage situation.


Thursday, January 8, 201501/08/2015

1-8-15 First Take

On this morning’s edition of first take, Ken and Mike review the tragic shooting in Paris, France. Also on first take, LePage’s inauguration makes headline news.


Wednesday, January 7, 201501/07/2015

01-07-15 First Take

This morning on Ken and Mike’s “Eggs and Issues” edition of first take…

Air Asia flight 81’s tail section has been recovered, giving hope that the black box can be found. Also, Governer Paul LePage being sworn in for his 2nd term after Inauguration.


Tuesday, January 6, 201501/06/2015

Ken and Mike First Take 01/06/15

On today’s edition of First Take; Mike discusses today’s topics with his guest for the show, Barry Hobbins, State Representative. These topics include The Governer’s newly hired lawyer and the closing/opening of DHHS locations. Also, Boston Marathon Bomber’s family express expectations of the US putting him to death.

Local Headlines

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Lobsterman Found Dead


Officials say a 78-year-old lobsterman was found dead on his boat after the Coast Guard and Maine Marine Patrol responded to a runaway lobster boat in Rockland.

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FairPoint Unemployment Benefit Decision is Reversed


The chairwoman of Maine's Unemployment Insurance Commission has reversed a decision to award unemployment benefits to workers who went on strike against FairPoint Communications.

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Maine Governor Warns Residents to Keep an Eye on Weather


Maine Gov. Paul LePage is urging residents to keep an eye on the weather forecast this weekend in the event the track of Hurricane Joaquin shifts closer to the state.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of this week's biggest headlines and the newsmakers you may have missed.

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Here they come again: Broader health care debate for 2016


After seven years of wrangling over what's now known as "Obamacare," you might think people would be tired of big ideas for revamping the country's health care system.

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Oregon sheriff won’t ‘glorify’ mass killing by naming gunman


A day after the shooting at Umpqua Community College, residents of the quiet timber town are struggling to comprehend the deadliest mass killing this year in the U.S.

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Volkswagen emission scandal investigation to take months


The automaker says it will take longer than expected to investigate its rigging of vehicle emissions tests, raising the prospect of months of uncertainty for customers, shareholders, and staff.