Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


Friday, March 25, 201603/25/2016

3/25/16 First Take

Ken and Mike start off your week with an update on the Belgium bombing, Trump and Cruz continue to battle, LGBTs in NC, Georgia, Minimum wage in Maine and Guns in public housing…


Thursday, March 24, 201603/24/2016

3/24/16 First Take

Ken and Mike start your Thursday off with an update on Belgium, Trump and Cruz continue to tweet, Brunswick bans plastic foam containers, Revealing concealed weapons to police officers, Pothole season and Garagiola, Howard have died.


Wednesday, March 23, 201603/23/2016

3/23/16 First Take

Ken and Mike start off your Wednesday morning with an update on the Belgium bombing, Tuesday primaries, Cold cases, LePage discusses paper industry at town hall meeting, Cape Elizabeth schools and Rob Ford has died.


Tuesday, March 22, 201603/22/2016

3/22/16 First Take

Ken and Mike kick off your morning with a recent bombing in Belgium, Trump attacks NATO, Bill Clinton disses Obama, Tasting rooms higher fees, FBI says they may not need suit against Apple and Kraft’s letter to NFL…


Friday, March 18, 201603/18/2016

3/18/16 First Take

Mike and Barry Hobbins close out your week with yesterday’s hail, the minimum wage battle continues, Trump campaign hacked by Anonymous and a Substance was sent to Trump’s NYC residence, NCAA Tourney, Lawmakers pass bill to bring big business to Maine and White Sox player Adam LaRoche’s son…


Thursday, March 17, 201603/17/2016

3/17/16 First Take

Mike and Barry Pre-Game this St. Patrick’s Day with the Obama Supreme Court nominee, Opiod restriction bills , North Korea sentences Virginia student to 15 years hard labor, a White Sox player retires because team wanted to cut back on his son’s time in clubhouse, Portland legislative races shape up and St. Patrick’s Day!


Wednesday, March 16, 201603/16/2016

3/16/16 First Take

Tory Ryden fills in for Ken this morning with Mike – We start your morning off with the GOP Primaries, the Democratic Primaries, ME House Dems put LePage Immigration bill on ice, a Bill to keep video recorders away from polls, LePage calls for pay raise for ME’s Law Enforcement and Portland City Council committee supports banning synthetic pesticide use…


Tuesday, March 15, 201603/15/2016

3/15/16 First Take

Mike and Spencer are starting your day off with Primaries in Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois and North Carolina, Madison Paper Co goes under, Marines change uniform policy due to Maine woman’s tattoo, Mass. High schools battle on and off in court,  Rachel Talbot Ross will run for Legislature and the Gas prices creep back up towards $2 a gallon….


Monday, March 14, 201603/14/2016

3/14/2016 First Take

Mike and Spencer kick off your morning with Hillary and Bernie squaring off in Town Hall, Trump’s rally in Chicago, NCAA BB tourney, Woodfords Corner re-do and a Video surfaces of Kelloggs employee urinating in cereal at plant…


Friday, March 11, 201603/11/2016

3/11/16 First Take

Ken and Mike close out the week with the Republican debate, Democratic welfare reform, LePage town hall meeting in Bath, Robert LeChance charged with animal cruelty. Marijuana campaign sues state and Should Maine move to Atlantic time…

Local Headlines

4 hours ago in Local

Synthetic Pesticide Task Force Proposed In Portland


Portland City Council's Energy and Sustainability Committee voted in favor of creating a task force to consider restricting the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizer in the city.

5 hours ago in Local

Augusta Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Distribution Charges


A 44-year-old Augusta man has admitted to federal drug distribution charges stemming from a 2015 traffic stop arrest at a southern Maine rest stop

9 hours ago in Local

Greek Orthodox Priest’s Sex Abuse Conviction Is Upheld


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

National Headlines

6 hours ago in National

Teen pregnancies hit historic low


The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

7 hours ago in National

U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

7 hours ago in National, World

Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises


U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

7 hours ago in National, World

No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents


The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.