Ken and Mike

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Tuesday, April 28, 201504/28/2015

4/28/15 First Take

Topics in the world today…Riots in Baltimore have escalated, The Nepal earthquake, Tsarnaev Boston bombing punishment trial continues, then the Supreme Court to hear arguments on gay marriage and Portland city council bans e cigarettes…

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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…

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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….

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

Local Headlines

1 hour ago in Local

Greek Orthodox Priest’s Sex Abuse Conviction Is Upheld

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GENERIC COURT LARGE

The Maine supreme court has rejected the appeal of a former Greek Orthodox priest convicted of sexually abusing a child.

1 hour ago in Local

Maine Small Business Grants Going To Brewer, Other Companies

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A Lubec brewing company, a Greenville candle maker and a Sangerville cleaning service are among the businesses that will receive nearly $700,000

17 hours ago in Local

LePage Keeps Vow, Backs out of Husson University Appearance

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage is backing out of an appearance at Husson University a day after vowing to stop attending ceremonial activities.

National Headlines

20 hours ago in National

Survey: Most Americans support usage fees to fix crumbling roads

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The cost to repair and upgrade the U.S. surface transportation system to meet current and future demands is in the "hundreds of billions of dollars," the U.S. Government Accountability Office said last year.

21 hours ago in National

Volkswagen says emissions scandal bill could get much bigger

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Volkswagen's CEO says the company will launch new electric vehicles and set up a new firm focused on operations like car-sharing as it seeks to get past its scandal over cheating on diesel emissions tests.

23 hours ago in National

Kerry expresses reservations about all-volunteer U.S. military

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday he feels all Americans should find a way to serve their country, suggesting the need for a renewal in public service that could also affect the military.

23 hours ago in National

Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law

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Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law for next year.