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Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

7/6/15 Podcast Karen Travers

Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts “could go either way,” cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the most likely alternative to war. World powers and Iran are hoping to clinch a deal by Tuesday, setting a decade of restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and granting Iran significant relief from international sanctions. Also offered by Iran to leverage negotiations, their assistance in the battle against ISIS.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

7/6/15 Podcast Jim ryan

The South Carolina State Senate on Monday begins debating the fate of the Confederate flag that flies on the lawn of the State Capitol. In the wake of the murders of nine members of a historic, black church in Charleston last month and the discovery of photographs that featured suspect Dylann Roof holding a Confederate flag, Gov. Nikki Haley told lawmakers that “it’s time for the flag to come down.” Two-thirds of the State Assembly must agree to the move. ABC’s Jim Ryan reports from the South Carolina capital.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

7/6/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

The Greek people have spoken, and they have said “no” to the additional austerity spending measures that those holding that country’s debt have insisted occur if Greece were to continue getting the monetary financing they need to keep running. So now the question is what new measures their European colleagues will take following this rebuff, and whether they will include kicking Greece out of the European Union, and indeed let that country go into the tank.

firsttake

Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

7/6/15 First Take

Matt Gagnon in for Mike this morning – Ken and Matt kick off the week with Greece rejecting bailout. the Wolrd Cup. South Carolina flag, the Pope is in South America then First Maine fatality with fireworks and Donald Trump backlash…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

On Wednesday, Aaron attended a briefing by NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton concerning preparedness for any possible terrorist activity over the July 4 holiday in New York City. Of course, when it comes to concerns regarding terrorist attacks, New York City realizes it is as high profile as one can get, so the precautions are extraordinary. More to the point, Aaron received a first hand sense of the overall concern from officials, and can relate his impressions to you Thursday morning.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Capital Insights

Every other Thursday, 2 term former Maine Governor John Baldacci joins Mike and Dennis this morning to discuss the budget, legislature and LePage…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Podcast Kenneth Moton

President Obama will be speaking about the economy in Wisconsin on Thursday. He’ll be doing so after the release of May’s jobs report, which is expected to bring some more good news. He’ll also be in Gov. Scott Walker’s state. Walker will soon be announcing his run for the presidency, and he has been on the receiving end of criticism regarding his tax and spending cuts, which critics are blaming in part for a sluggish Wisconsin economy. One suspects the president may use the occasion to lob a couple shots across the bow of the 2016 hopeful.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

Why is this July 4th Security Alert different from previous ones? Law enforcement and security experts are privately saying that they are more concerned about a terrorist attack this July 4th than in the past. With our July 4th falling during the Muslim observance of Ramadan, the one year anniversary of ISIS and ISIS leaders calling for attacks, many security officials are concerned about the real possibility of an attack. With recent terrorist events in France, Kuwait and Tunisia, U.S. officials are deploying law enforcement to potential targets before July 4th. Brad discusses the types of potential targets authorities consider of most concern.

firsttake

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 First Take

Dennis in place of Ken on this Thursday morning. Today’s topics covered this morning are the investigation of Gov. LePage, LePage endorsing Christie, Collins endorses Jeb Bush, Lewiston cuts GA to asylum seekers, Prison break update then Stephen King wants LePage to resign and TV Land pulls Dukes of Hazard off air…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Three Clinton County Correctional Facility executives and nine security staff employees have been put on administrative leave as part of the ongoing investigation into the escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt from the maximum security prison. What role, if any, they played was not made clear but the prison break exposed a culture that may have laid the groundwork for the June 6th escape. Sweat, who is now in fair condition after being shot twice by police over the weekend, told investigators he and Matt planned to drive to Mexico before their alleged prison staff accomplice let them down.

Local Headlines

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Gas Prices Fall a bit in Maine

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Gas prices in Maine have fallen nearly a penny per gallon in the past week.

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Fishing Regulators Hold Hearing On Surging Crab Catch

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PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (AP) Interstate fishery regulators are holding a hearing in Portsmouth, N.H., about a plan to manage a species of crab that is becoming increasingly popular and valuable.

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3 Found Dead In Coastal Town Were Parents, Son

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BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) State police have identified three bodies found inside two houses in the coastal Maine town of Boothbay Harbor as that of a married couple and their 40-year-old son, a high school social studies teacher.

National Headlines

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Postal carriers getting a panic button

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It used to be that mail carriers had to just contend with dogs and weather but a rise in other work-related dangers has pushed the postal service to adopt new technology.

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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

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Lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday with a long to-do list.

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U.S. and Iran: the unbearable awkwardness of defending your enemy

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It's always awkward to defend your enemies. But that's the position U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.

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