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Friday, July 31, 201507/31/2015

7/31/15 First Take

Phil Harriman and Ken wrap up the week with the Malaysia airline, Vetogate, Eves sues LePage, Planned Parenthood then Michaud gets a job and…Cecil the Lion…

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Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The New England Patriots and their star quarterback fired back at the NFL Wednesday after the league denied Tom Brady’s deflate-gate appeal. Tom Brady said he did nothing wrong and said it was “disappointing” his four-game suspension was upheld. For his part, Patriots owner Robert Kraft used stronger language saying the decision was “unfathomable”; that he thought accepting the million dollar fine and draft pick forfeitures imposed on the team over deflated footballs would make it easier for the commissioner to ease Brady’s punishment but Kraft said he was wrong to put his faith in the league. The player’s union said it would attempt now to get the suspension overturned in court.

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Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

FBI arrests for attempting to provide support to ISIS seem to be an everyday occurrence lately. Part of this frequency appears to be attributed to a change in strategy by authorities. The FBI is now apprehending people suspected of being Islamic State sympathizers soon after they hit the government’s radar, rather than observing first. This, in response to recent efforts by ISIS to inspire Americans to commit violence. Brad discusses this strategic shift. Also, the shootings in Charleston and Lafayette, brings attention to problems inherent in the firearms background check system. And finally, police officer charged with murder in Cincinnati, done in by his own body-cam. Brad on whether the push is on for departments around the country to add dash and body-cams, and whether it will also put new scrutiny on campus police departments.

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Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 Capital Insights

Every other Thursday morning we have former 2-term Maine Governor John Baldacci on the show to discuss various topics floating in Maine’s political storm. Today, John follows up LePage’s in-studio interview with Ken and Matt Gagnon…

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Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 Podcast Gov. Paul LePage

LePage is in the studio this morning with Ken and Matt Gagnon. On this special podcast, Ken and Matt question the Governor about his staff’s actions during the formation of the budget, the “Pocket-Vetos” and the raises given to the Commissioners in the Legislature and his involvement in Charter Schools in Maine…

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Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 First Take

Ken and Matt Gagnon kick off today’s show with the Malasian airplane…found? Did LePage know about the budget talks?, Tom Brady, Cincinnati cop charged with murder then Trump accused of not liking breastfeeding mothers and Joe Baldacci running for congress…

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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Podcast Ryan Burrow

There was an uproar Tuesday over the news that a beloved African mascot was killed by American tourist on safari. A Minnesota dentist is accused of killing a famed lion in Zimbabwe on or near protected grounds. Officials in Zimbabwe say Cecil the lion, the 13-year-old lion known to be friendly with human tourists, was illegally lured off the nature preserve, was hunted then beheaded and skinned. The dentist claims he followed all the rules, and is sorry about what happened. Thing is, he’s been fined before, previously for shooting an elephant two years ago.

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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Eye On Politics

Jeremy Fischer joins Ken and Matt this Wednesday morning for our weekly segment – Eye on Politics. Today’s topics include the Governor and “Veto-gate”…

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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Podcast Karen Travers

Secretary of State John Kerry, along with other members of the Obama administration, pitched the administration’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran before a skeptical House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pushing back against the allegation it would ease crippling sanctions forever in exchange for temporary concessions on weapons development. Republicans and Democrats alike expressed concerns about the deal. Secretary Kerry, for his part, reiterated that the idea of a better deal was akin to “a unicorn fantasies”

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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Even pro football quarterbacks married to supermodels can have bad days. Case in point: the news yesterday that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the four-game suspension imposed on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over deflate-gate. In denying Brady’s appeal of the suspension, Goodell stated that the fact that Brady destroyed his cell phone after he was well aware the league wanted to look at it, that convinced him the star quarterback had something to hide. The commissioner also said he found Brady’s denial of involvement in the scheme to deflate the footballs not credible. Now the league awaits response from Brady and the players union, but it appears the Patriots will be without Brady until October. And what this does for his legacy remains to be seen.

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Quotes from Around Maine About Leon Gorman

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``Leon was a larger-than-life figure in my world growing up. He was my dad, yet his life was closely intertwined with the company he built, nurtured and loved. Not surprisingly, the personality traits that describe our company fit my Dad to a tee. Honest, trustworthy, dependable, loyal, friendly, an experienced guide, sense of humor, respectful, outdoor oriented, authentic, vigorous, and environmentally aware.''

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Manslaughter Conviction Upheld in Double-Fatal Crash

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The Maine supreme court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a driver in a crash that killed two of her passengers.

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Saddleback Says Fundraising Fell Short, Resort is For Sale

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The popular Saddleback ski area says it has fallen short on fundraising for a new chairlift but that there may be a buyer to save the upcoming season.

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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

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The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

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Obama scores policy win in securing votes for Iran nuclear deal

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U.S. President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran.

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U.S. police slayings raise pressure on officers at time of tension

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Experts caution that the number of police killed on duty this year is not out of the ordinary, and the reasons behind the deaths are a complicated mix of factors that go well beyond the current climate.