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Tuesday, June 9, 201506/09/2015

6/9/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Among the Topics of discussion at this year’s G7 conference, which included the crisis in Ukraine, climate change and the Greek economy, global security threats were paramount. President Obama addressed this in a statement as he left the conference saying that the global leaders do not yet have a complete strategy in training Iraqi soldiers to get the job done. And lacking that, one can assume there’s no overall strategy yet for defeating ISIS altogether.


Tuesday, June 9, 201506/09/2015

6/9/15/ First Take

On today’s First Take…NY prison break update – there is a witness, the Budget, House defeats income tax con amendment and the Governor vetoes bills…Eves to head charter school despite his opinion on them then LePage MaineCare lawsuit denied and Kidney transplant is a go!


Monday, June 8, 201506/08/2015

6/8/15 First Take

On today’s First Take…LePage’s Budget, NY prison break, Texas pool party, Suslovic may run for mayor then Pat Lamarche goes after Bangor police and Sports news – American Pharoah, Tiger Woods, accident at Fenway Park….


Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

6/5/15 First Take

Thank Buddah its Friday! This particular Friday’s topics include Jeb Bush implying he will announce an…announcement? China has appeared to hacked the U.S. government’s equivalent to the HR department, LePage in the studio yesterday, and Pot legalization in Maine…


Thursday, June 4, 201506/04/2015

6/4/15 First Take

On a very special episode of Ken and Mike this morning…LePage is coming on the show – In Studio! We’ll have Budget discussions, more on the Boston shooting, a Caleb Jackson pretends to be cop then Land for Maine’s Future compromise proposed and Freeport is ticked off about trees being cut down on 295…


Wednesday, June 3, 201506/03/2015

6/3/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, NSA ends phone surveillance, LePage tax reford, Lauren LePage attack dog, LePage to veto gun law, Last call bill fails in legislature, Brennan to run for re election, Rules for Caitlyn Jenner…


Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Budget talks stall in Maine, No permit concealed weapons closer to passage, TSA fails to identify weapons, Bruce Jenner on Vanity Fair (Kaitlyn Jenner) then Efficiency Maine finally gets fixed and Convictioin for threat on Facebook gets overturned…


Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 First Take

We kick off June with news on the NSA unable to collect phone calls for now, Paul LePage blows up, Budget talks continue in the legislature, Old Port shooting investigation continues; no suspects arrested, Qatar continues travel ban for Taliban prisoners, Women in Maine have disproportionate minimum wage….


Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 First Take

Thank Bhudda its Friday! Concealed weapon permits are in the legislature, Lepage proposes bars opening until 2, Public testify about Biddeford police sex abuse, LePage’s PUC appointee blocked then Committee blocks bill to expand tax credits and Lindsay Lohan off of probation after eight years…


Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 First Take

Today’s First Take…Police still looking for Old Port shooters, LePage proposes appointing top three state officers, Senate overrides teen drivers decal proposal, Muhammad cartoon artist wants cartoon on buses in DC then Cold case unit proposal pending in legislature and…Chimps have rights too?

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Lobsterman Found Dead


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FairPoint Unemployment Benefit Decision is Reversed


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Making headlines this week


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Here they come again: Broader health care debate for 2016


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Oregon sheriff won’t ‘glorify’ mass killing by naming gunman


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Volkswagen emission scandal investigation to take months


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