Ken and Mike

Ken & Mike's First Take


Monday, October 12, 201510/12/2015

10/12/15 First Take

Kicking off this Monday morning with “Indigenous People Day”, Russia in Syria, Skowhegan mascot rally, Scenic Viewpoint ordinance, Airbnb and the Pats…


Friday, October 9, 201510/09/2015

10/9/15 First Take

Closing out the best day of the work week – Friday with more on the El Faro, Kevin McCarthy out, Connor MacCalister pleads guilty in Shaw’s Stabbing, York HS student has knife, Poliquin accused of ethics violationi and Rock and Roll HOF nominees…


Thursday, October 8, 201510/08/2015

10/8/15 First Take

Kicking off this Thursday morning, El Faro search ends, E Coli death, LePage panel, Anti $15 minimum wage group the Baseball playoffs and then Joey Kramer plans to open restaurant…


Wednesday, October 7, 201510/07/2015

10/7/15 First Take

Kicking off this affectionate Wednesday…El Faro update, Carson and gun control, LePage vs. Katz, underage “Grinding”, Median pandhandling and Brady paid practice players…


Tuesday, October 6, 201510/06/2015

10/6/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topics include El Faro update, California Right to Die bill signed, LePage staff rejects request for interview, Parking lot regulation, Food stamps asset test public hearing today and in Politics – Trump pranks Rubio…


Monday, October 5, 201510/05/2015

10/5/15 First Take

Kicking off this chilly October week with El Faro missing, South Carolina rain, Doctors without Borders and bombing of hospital, Oregon shooting aftermath, and Update on speaker of the house race and Hillary on SNL; Cyrus breaks down on SNL; Hillary to propose gun laws…


Friday, October 2, 201510/02/2015

10/2/15 First Take

Mike and Dennis close out the week with yesterday’s Oregon Community College shooting, Hurricane Joaquin, Driver in Turner hit and run is arrested, Meth Labs in Brewer.., lots of them! The Oversight committee wants to question LePage Adm officials on GWHGate and House Majority Leader “clarifies” his comments on Benghazi…


Thursday, October 1, 201510/01/2015

10/1/15 First Take

Mike and Dennis kick off October with yesterday’s Rain storm!  Hurricane Joaquin headed this way, Pope met with Kim Davis, 1st mayoral debate, Russia strikes Syria, Bridgton woman pleads not guilty to filing false rape report and then 3 more women say Bill Cosby was sexually inappropriate with them…


Wednesday, September 30, 201509/30/2015

9/30/15 First Take

On today’s affectionate Wednesday’s topics include Congress / Obama to meet over budget, Planned Parenthood grilled at Congress, Kelly Gissendaner executed in Georgia, the Lepage heating plan, Moody’s lawsuit settles and then Jordan Spieth sets new record for tournament winnings…


Tuesday, September 29, 201509/29/2015

9/29/15 First Take

Kicking off this soft Tuesday morning with an Afghan airstrike, Obama meets with Putin, the Senate spending bill, Trump’s tax plan, Joyce Mitchell gets sentenced and Portlanders for a Living Wage…

Local Headlines

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ACLU of Maine Sues to Force MaineCare to Fund Abortions


The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has filed a lawsuit seeking to force MaineCare to provide funding for abortions.

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Maine Marine Patrol Still Searching For Missing Canoeist


The Maine Marine Patrol is still searching for a man who has been missing since his canoe capsized between Eastport and Pleasant Point.

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Panel Says Moratorium on Maine Shrimp Fishing Should Stay


A key panel says Maine shrimp are still depleted and fishing regulators' moratorium on fishing for them should remain in effect in 2016

National Headlines

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Hollande says U.S., France to step up strikes in Syria, Iraq


French President Francois Hollande said the U.S. and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic State militants after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

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PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon


Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

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America’s worst traffic nightmares


The top 50 worst bottlenecks in America waste millions of gallons of gas and hours of productivity.

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In taking economic war to Islamic State, U.S. developing new tools


U.S. warplanes have struck Islamic State's oil infrastructure in Syria in a stepped-up campaign of economic warfare that the U.S. estimates has cut the group's black-market earnings from oil by about a third.