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Tuesday, April 28, 201504/28/2015

4/28/15 Devin Dwyer

Bid day for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who meets with President Obama on Tuesday before a State Dinner Tuesday night, followed by a speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Japan’s economy has had some problems of late, and much of the discussion will concern that, plus a possible thawing in relations between Japan and China, the two largest economies in that region. Japan and the U.S. also announced Monday a bolstering of their strategic alliance, both militarily as well as into space and cyberspace.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, April 28, 201504/28/2015

4/28/15 Aaron Katersky

In an effort to spare his life, lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar are trying to show that his older brother, Tamerlan, was more radicalized, and more responsible for the attack. At the penalty phase of his trial Monday, they called a Muslim clergyman who testified that Tamerlan had become very angry during a service when the clergyman compared Martin Luther King to the Prophet Muhammad, calling the clergyman a hypocrite during the service. They proceeded to detail other incidents where Tamerlan displayed similar manic behavior.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, April 28, 201504/28/2015

4/28/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

ABC News’s Political Analyst Trey Hardin joins the guys this morning for his weekly segment to discuss the arguments presented to the Supreme Court for Federally sanctioned Gay Marriage and Hillary’s strategies in the upcoming election…

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Tuesday, April 28, 201504/28/2015

4/28/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. Seven officers were hurt, some with broken bones, and one was unresponsive. And this was all before sundown. The governor declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard to restore order. The Baltimore Orioles cancelled their baseball game. Downtown was essentially shut down for the night. Whether things settle down is anybody’s guess, but Mary Bruce is there and will tell you.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Saturday night was the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and as usual President Obama had a staff of writers giving him several zingers to lob at a multitude of targets. Of course reaction from the drone strike that killed two hostages continues to reverberate, with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain calling on control of the program be taken away from the CIA and given to the Pentagon, which would also make it more easily transparent, something many others have called for. The White House as expressed opposition to such a move.

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

A book coming out very soon called “Clinton Cash” has raised some questions regarding foreign donations made to the Clinton Foundation, and business being conducted by the State Department during the time Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Some of the revelations, following further investigation by others, have spawned additional questions. Of course the Clinton campaign has called it all a witch hunt, though the head of the Foundation over the weekend admitted it needs to be more transparent as to where its funds are coming from, and promised to start being so. In any case, Steve discusses what he makes out of the matter at this point, and whether there are any storm clouds forming that Clinton should be concerned about.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

It’s Monday, Portland Press Herald’s own Steve Mistler joins the guys this morning to talk about Augusta and the talk of tax shifts, whether or nor they are truly cuts or a re balancing of taxes is the question for this budget, also gambling is back on the table for discussion in Maine…

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people. Aid groups received the first word from remote mountain villages — reports that suggested many communities perched on mountainsides were devastated or struggling to cope. Landslides hindered rescue teams that tried to use mountain trails to reach those in need. Right now communications are very bad from the affected area, so Tom will have the latest details on the devastation from London.

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The prosecution has made their case, and starting Monday it is the defense team’s turn to present their side, as they argue why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be spared the death penalty. Expected to testify, several Tsarnaev family members, to paint a more sympathetic portrait of the young man. Over the weekend, some of those family members were relocated from a hotel they were staying at by the FBI, though no further details as to why have been released. Aaron is back in Boston covering the trial as the penalty phase winds down.

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Jonathan Nass

Jonathan Nass is a tax policy advisor within the LePage Administration. Prior to joining the Administration, Nass worked for seven and half years in the U.S. Congress, most recently, as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Nass has also worked as a litigator at a Washington, DC law firm and in the government services practice at Jensen Baird Gardner Henry in Portland, Maine. In his most recent post, Nass was a senior legal advisor at Embassy Baghdad before returning to Maine in 2010.

Johnathan joins Ken and Mike this morning to discuss tax and budget topics…

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Maine Says Pro-Marijuana Group can Collect Signatures

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Maine state officials say a pro-marijuana group can collect signatures to try to get a question about legalization of the drug on the ballot in November 2016.

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Democrats to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Budget in Scarborough

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Maine's House Speaker and Senate Democratic leader are preparing to visit Scarborough to discuss their tax overhaul plan with residents.

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Police: Meth Lab Found In Standish Home With 5 Children

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STANDISH, Maine (AP) Police responding to reports of a disturbance at a Standish home arrested two people after finding evidence of methamphetamine manufacturing in the home in which five children were living.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 28

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Nepalis dig through quake rubble for survivors, death toll climbs

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International aid has finally begun arriving in the Himalayan nation of 28 million people, as experts warn the death toll could top 10,000.

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Baltimore erupts in riots after Freddie Gray’s funeral

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Police said looting, fires and attacks against officers continued overnight.

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Stage set for landmark Supreme Court gay marriage arguments

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The ruling, due by the end of June, will determine whether same-sex marriage will be legal nationwide.