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Podcasts

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Wednesday, March 4, 201503/04/2015

3-4 Eye on Politics

Matt Gagnon and Dennis Bailey give their Eye on Politics on Hillary Clinton, and more!

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Wednesday, March 4, 201503/04/2015

3-4 Jean Maginnis

Jean Maginnis, the Founder & Executive Director of the Maine Center for Creativity joins to discuss creativity in the Maine economy!

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Tuesday, March 3, 201503/03/2015

3-3 Bruce Poliquin

Rep Bruce Poliquin joins from DC to discuss the Netanyahu speech and more!

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Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

It is quite the lesson in political science, but Congress has found itself in a bit of a pickle over the DHS funding bill. Closest to the heat is House Speaker John Boehner, who if he allows for a “clean” DHS funding bill to be put on the floor, may still not be able to get it passed, and would infuriate his conservative caucus to boot. But what are the options, as the entire issue is revisited this week? Steve explains the political forces at work in a complicatedly divided Capitol Hill. Steve can also talk about last week’s CPAC gathering, though there weren’t really any surprises.

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Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

A couple stories Tom is following this morning. First, in Moscow, tens of thousands of Russians marched Sunday to honor Boris Nemtsov, the opposition figure who was gunned down gangland style on Friday.

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Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Lawmakers bought themselves a little time, exactly one week in fact, to figure out the DHS funding matter. However, the week’s session will get off to a lousy start, with Democrats claiming they have a deal that Speaker Boehner would put a clean funding bill on the floor, while Republicans say there is no such deal.

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Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

February has ended, leaving new records for cold temperatures in the Northeast, and still other records for warmth out West. Then there are the snowfall records, most notably in Boston.

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Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 Podcast Ali Weinberg

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out at the end of the day Friday. If no deal is reached, essential security personnel would still report to work, but there would be no money to pay them during the funding lapse… that’s the vast majority of the 243,000 agency employees. There may have been some developments in the Senate Thursday night, and Ali will have the latest for you this morning.

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Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

The ISIS terrorist who has become known as “Jihadi John” and shown in brutal execution videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti national from a West London suburb. British authorities had wanted to keep it secret for operational reasons and what they were trying to do was to lure him into calling home, thinking he would call back to his family in West London and perhaps they would be able to track down his location in Syria. President Obama is vowing to get this man and bring him to justice.

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Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

“Jihadi John”, identified as Mohammed Emwazi, is a Kuwaiti-born British man in his mid-20s, who was previously known to British security services. He was born in Kuwait and comes from a middle-class family in London, where he grew up and graduated with a computer programming degree. Emwazi first appeared in a video last August, when he apparently killed the US journalist James Foley and is thought to have appeared in others.

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Widow of Man Who Died in Parade Accident Files Lawsuit

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ The widow of a man who was killed in an accident during Bangor’s Fourth of July…

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Maine Bill Allows for Opting Out of Standardized Tests

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine lawmakers are promoting a bill that seeks to ensure that parents can let their children…

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Maine Senate Votes Down Bill to Name Labrador as State Dog

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ An effort to make the Labrador retriever Maine’s official state dog has been dealt a blow…

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Plane slides off runway, crashes into fence

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A jetliner with 125 passengers aboard slid off the runway during a snowy landing at LaGuardia Airport, smashing into a fence at the edge of Flushing Bay.

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Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases in April

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether states can ban gay marriage.

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Jurors hear graphic accounts of Boston Marathon bombing

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Jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial spent the first day of testimony listening to heartbreaking stories.

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Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

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The justices will gather in private Friday to cast their votes in the case.