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Friday, June 12, 201506/12/2015

6/12/15 First Take

On this Friday’s First Take…NY prison break update, more on the Budget impasse, a Cony HS bomb threats, Change proposed in child labor laws then Bipartisan bill to implement land bonds and Proposal for governor to appoint AG rejected…


Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, NY prison break update, Budget stalls, Republicans push vote on Obamatrade, Legislature overturns 9 of 10 LePage vetoes then Baltimore police not pursuing criminals and Boston Globe says Caitlyn Jenner victim of ageism…


Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Eggs and Issues First Take

On this month’s “Eggs and Issues” edition of First Take, Prison break update,  more on the Budget, are Closed meetings now…


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…

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