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Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes. The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of embassies following the Dec. 17 announcement that they would move to restore ties.

firsttake

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 First Take

This Wednesday morning’s topics include the Budget veto being overridden, the Oversight committee to investigate LePage and Eves gets 30k, NY prison break information – They went back in the prison! Cuba embassies to open then Christie announces then will be in Portland; Bush releases tax returns and in sports – US Women win World Cup match against Germany…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel Saez and released Monday by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. The increase likely reflects robust hiring last year when employers added 3.1 million jobs — the most since 1999. That lowered the unemployment rate to 5.6 percent from 6.7 percent a year earlier. Strong job gains and a falling unemployment can help broadly raise incomes as businesses are forced to offer higher pay to attract workers. And with more money in their wallets, Americans are spending more freely.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will make it official on Tuesday, as he gives a speech at Livingston High School. But right after he makes that speech, he’ll be jetting out to New Hampshire, where he’s hoping he’ll be able to pull off an early upset to jumpstart his longshot odds. Christie has three days of events planned in the Granite State. Aaron discusses the case Christie will make to Republican voters for their support.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Wendy Ireland

For Harness Racing and for expanding the Southern Maine Casino market, Wendy Ireland joins Ken and Mike to discuss the legislature and the studies showing the expandable market in Southern Maine for Casinos…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

Every Tuesday morning we have ABC New’s own Trey Hardin on to discuss weekly updates. This weeks topics include the Supreme Court, Gay Marriage and Republican candidates…

firsttake

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 First Take

On this Tuesday’s First Take, LePage vetoes budget, the Legislators call for investigation into LePage, Greece on brink of bankruptcy, NY escapees were headed to Mexico then the Supreme Court issues more decisions and NBC fires Trump…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

For Richard Matt, the end came on Friday, when he was gun downed while holding a shotgun. For his fellow escapee David Sweat, his at large status ended on Sunday afternoon, after he was spotted about 30 miles northwest of the prison, and was shot and wounded before he had a chance to disappear back into the woods. Sweat is now in critical condition in an Albany hospital. His capture concludes a three week manhunt since the two escaped an upstate New York prison using stolen power tools and hacksaw blades.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

Leading Republican lawmakers were not all ecstatic regarding the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on Friday. Many expressed disappointment in the decision, but at the same time expressed sentiments that there was little to gain my trying to reverse things legislatively. Steve discusses whether the issue should be used to rally the base, or on the other hand, to widen the umbrella. Also, in the next couple of weeks, we’ve got more governors in the 2016 race. Jindal last week, and Christie, Walker, and Kasich to join the party shortly. Steve looks at their respective chances.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s own State House Bureau-Chief, Steve Mistelr joins Ken and Mike every Monday morning for this weekly podcast. The guys kick off this week by talking about the Governor getting national attention…

Local Headlines

in Local

Stormy Weather Leads to Rare Tornado Warning in Maine

WGAN IMAGE

The National Weather Service says it issued a rare tornado warning for part of Maine including Pittsfield as a series of thunderstorms moved across the state.

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Probe Sought into Claim that LePage Forced Official’s Ouster

LEPAGE WELAFRE

Two Democratic Maine lawmakers want the state's watchdog agency to investigate claims that Republican Gov. Paul LePage forced the president of the World Acadian Congress to resign.

in Local

Maine Health Department Nixes Grant to Fund Well Water Tests

GENERIC WATER POLLUTION

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services says it will no longer accept a grant established to fund well water tests for arsenic.

National Headlines

in National, Sports

IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

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The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

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Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders, employees

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The policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations will still be permitted to exclude gay adults.

in National, World

Kerry warns Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

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The Republican-controlled Congress has until Sept. 17 either to endorse or reject the agreement.

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Human trafficking report blacklists Thailand, raises awareness about modern day slavery

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The State Department's annual report highlights the world's worst human-trafficking centers.