Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


Friday, August 9, 201308/09/2013

8-9 First Take

Mike and attorney and Maine State Representative Barry Hobbins first take on Bicyclist dad from Biddeford dies, Bridge open again on the Me/NH border, Transportation Bond, Florida man allegedly kills wife, posts confession, photo of body on Facebook, NSA unveils plan to halt leaks and Actress Karen Black dies. Easy Rider among her films


Thursday, August 8, 201308/08/2013

8-8 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Thursday First Take Obama’s take on Putin and Russia, Hassan trial halted, Jackie Robinson statue defaced by racists, and more!


Wednesday, August 7, 201308/07/2013

8-7 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Wednesday First Take covers the Hassan and Bulger trials, a politicians dancing video causing controversy, Obama on Leno, and more!


Tuesday, August 6, 201308/06/2013

8-6 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Tuesday First Take tackles the baseball suspensions, Hasan on trial, a Biddeford crash where the driver had four OUI’s, the Bulger trial, and more!


Monday, August 5, 201308/05/2013

8-5 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Monday First Take covers the U.S. embassies that are still closed, Iran’s got a new president, a hiker is still missing, the Whitey Bulger trial wraps up, and more!

Friday, August 2, 201308/02/2013

8-2 First Take

Castro sentenced, Snowden gets asylum, Riley Cooper says the n word, First charter school graduation, Tony Bennett resigns (Not that Tony Bennett) and the Red Sox gets another walk off win!


Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

8-1 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Thursday First Take tackles the Baxter academy controversy, a Zumba documentary on the way, Castro to be sentenced, and more!


Wednesday, July 31, 201307/31/2013

7-31 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Wednesday First Take covers planned parenthood protests, Bradley Manning ruling comes down with sentencing starting today, TSA controversy, Weiner updates, and more!


Tuesday, July 30, 201307/30/2013

7-30 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Tuesday First Take tackles the FBI breaking up a child prostitution ring, the Pope stirs people up with some comments on gays in the church, Weiner doesn’t back down, and more!


Monday, July 29, 201307/29/2013

7-29 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Monday First Take covers updates in Weiners continued run for mayor, a controversy surrounding the Baxter academy, LePage tours Quebec, and more!

Local Headlines

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DNC Chair Says Maine Races A Bellwether For Dems


The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee says defeating Maine's sitting governor is critical to the party's efforts to raise minimum wage and expand residents' access to health care.

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Maine Hearing on Chemicals Set for Tuesday


The Maine Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing about the use of chemicals called phthalates (THAL'-ates) in household products.

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Head of California Science Museum Speaks in Maine


The executive director of the California Academy of Sciences will give a presentation about global environment, climate change and land use at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland.

National Headlines

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Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border

Israeli soldiers patrol outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dashes any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, file photo, customers walk past a Family Dollar store at Hickory Grove Market in Charlotte, N.C. Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion, the companies announced Monday, July 28, 2014.

Discount store chain Dollar Tree Inc offered to buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion.

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Tentative agreement reached on U.S. veterans’ funding bill

Senator-elect Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by a Reuters reporter at Sanders' office in Burlington, Vermont on November 28, 2006.

The head of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and his House counterpart will outline the funding agreement at a news conference today.

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One dead after lightning strikes beach crowd

A man is treated by a paramedic after a lightning strike in the water in Venice, California July 27, 2014.

One man died and at least eight people were injured in a lightning strike during a rare thunderstorm at Venice Beach in Los Angeles.