Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


Thursday, October 10, 201310/10/2013

10-10 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Thursday First Take covers the president hosting top house Republicans to seek an opening in an impasse that is shuttered much of the government and threatened a catastrophic federal default, governor LePage declares the state in need of a civil emergency, and more!


Tuesday, October 8, 201310/08/2013

10-8 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Tuesday First Take covers the latest twist in the budget battle, the impending debt ceiling decision, the Portland City Council to take up a vote on a buffer zone for Planned Parenthood, and more!


Monday, October 7, 201310/07/2013

10-7 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Monday First Take covers the government shutdown entering its second week, an Al-Qaeda operative captured, Ted Cruz on the debt ceiling, and more!


Friday, October 4, 201310/04/2013

10-4 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Friday First Take covers Obama cancels his trip to Asia to stay in Washington for a funding bill, Which sounds better, Obamacare or Affordable Care Act? A Connecticut woman was shot and killed trying to get through barricades surrounding the Capitol and more!


Thursday, October 3, 201310/03/2013

10-3 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Thursday First Take covers day three of government shutdown, pro pot legalization ads coming to buses in Portland, and more!


Wednesday, October 2, 201310/02/2013

10-2 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Wednesday First Take continues the conversation on the government shutdown, and the beginning of Obamacare. That and more!


Tuesday, October 1, 201310/01/2013

10-1 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Tuesday First Take talks government shutdown, tax hikes in Maine, and people for the ethical treatment of…lobsters?


Monday, September 30, 201309/30/2013

9-30 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Monday First Take covers all things government shutdown, Obamacare, and the rest of the latest from DC.


Friday, September 27, 201309/27/2013

9-27 First Take

On the Friday First Take, Mike and Barry Hobbins discuss the Pirates leaving Portland, the economic impact on Portland because of the Pirates leaving, the Government shutdown and more!


Thursday, September 26, 201309/26/2013

9-26 First Take

On the Friday First Take, Mike and Dennis discuss confrontation outside the Cumberland County courthouse in Portland, updates on the Kenyan mall incident, the Ted Cruz filibuster and more!

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