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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Eye on Politics

Every Wednesday, Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fischer join Ken and Mike to analyze political goings on over the week. Today’s topics include Mark Eves and LePage and the budget…

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Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

State lawmakers in South Carolina next week sit down to consider Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the lawn of the state capitol. The Oklahoma State Supreme Court, meanwhile, has ordered that a stone Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the grounds of the capitol in Oklahoma City. By a margin of 7-2, the court decided Tuesday that the granite tablet violates the Oklahoma Constitution by using public money or property to directly or indirectly benefit a “church denomination or system of religion.” ABC’s Jim Ryan covers the region and will have the latest.

Local Headlines

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Maine Environmental Groups Praise Federal Power Plant Rules

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Environmental advocates in Maine are praising President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants even though the state's power plants likely won't see many big changes under the new rules.

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Hypothermia, Drowning to Blame for Down East Maine Deaths

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The Maine medical examiner's office says a Pennsylvania couple found floating in Chandler Bay over the weekend succumbed to hypothermia and drowning.

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Police: Thieves Steal $15K from an American Legion Post

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Members of a Maine American Legion post say $15,000 was stolen from a safe when thieves broke into the building over the weekend.

National Headlines

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

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President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

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Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

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The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the U.S. to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

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The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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GOP prepares for big week

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All 17 candidates are jockeying to get a spot on the stage of the first GOP debate, and a place in the hearts and minds of voters.