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Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 First Take

Ken and Phil Harriman start off your morning with China markets shake up world economy, North Korea maybe didn’t have bomb, Trump says China’s problem, Trump v. Cruz, Legislative session begins, Tribes want Oregon protesters off their land and Auburn allows medical marijuana in schools….

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Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Peter Bissell

Peter Bissell of Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. joins Ken and Phil this morning to discuss local brewing at Thompson’s Point.

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Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Eye on Politics

Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fischer join the show every Wednesday after the 8AM news to discuss the latest in local and national politics…

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Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Matt McGarry

It’s non-binding, but still… British lawmakers will debate a petition calling for U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from the country over his remarks about Muslims — and a rival petition saying he should be allowed in. More than half a million people signed an online petition calling for Trump to be blocked after he called last month for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. Almost 40,000 people backed one saying he should not be barred. Under British law any petition that gets 100,000 signatures must be considered for parliamentary debate. The House of Commons Petitions Committee said Tuesday that both petitions would be debated Jan. 18. The debate will not result in a binding vote.

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Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Karen Travers

At times with tears rolling down his cheeks, President Obama made his argument as to why new gun control legislation is necessary. While technically not mandating any new law, what President Obama is primarily doing is requiring more vendors (like those at gun shows) to register as federally licensed gun dealers, thus making them subject to more stringent background check requirements for their customers. Many Republicans and other opponents, as expected, pounced on the announcement, the only difference being the degree of the rhetoric. Speaker Paul Ryan called it constitutional overreach, and promised court action. Jeb Bush called it unlawful, Rubio unconstitutional, Huckabee “belligerent abuse of power,” and on and on. And now, the president takes his case to the American people.

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Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/15 First Take

Ken and Phil Harriman start off your middle of the week with North Korea, Obama gun proposals, Legislative session begins, LePage responds to suit, threat of impeachment, Flag ladies and Powerball…

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Ellie Espling

From the State House of Representatives, Ellie Espling joins Ken and Phil this morning to discuss the upcoming Legislative session and the talk of impeachment…

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Justin Alfond

Senator Justin Alfond joins the show this morning to discuss the upcoming Legislative session…

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Karen Travers

President Obama is expected to announce executive actions on gun control measures that he will enact, frustrated with a GOP-controlled that refuses to play ball. House Speaker Paul Ryan has already called such measures an “over-reach” by the Executive Branch, and as was the case with immigration, one suspects a court challenge will be raised along the line somewhere. There is also somewhat of a limit as to what the president can actually propose. And finally, gun control advocates have had more success legislatively on a state-by-state basis, with some even being concerned that this type of national action will simply just stir up the hornet’s nest of gun advocates.

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

So we are now less than a month to go before the Iowa caucus. Trey discusses how are candidates tailoring their message in hopes of winning the state, and in the grand scheme of things, how important would a victory be for the respective candidates. In particular, who needs Iowa the most, and who needs it the least?

Local Headlines

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Two People Suffer Burns in Oakland Mobile Home Fire

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Two residents suffered burns in Oakland mobile home fire after an early-morning fire Saturday destroyed their mobile home on Webb Road in Oakland and left a dog and five cats unaccounted for.

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Police are Looking for Man Who Fled After High-Speed Chase

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Police are looking for a man who fled on foot after his car crashed in Manchester after a high-speed police chase.

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More Than 84,000 Mainers Sign Up for Health Coverage

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The U.S. Department of health and Human Services says more than 84,000 Mainers signed up for health insurance for this year under the Affordable Care Act.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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U.S. doctors upgrade Zika precautions; virus found in saliva, urine

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Brazilian scientists announced on Friday they had found Zika in the saliva and urine of two patients, as U.S. health officials advised more stringent measures for monitoring pregnant women for Zika and preventing sexual transmission of the virus.

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Nearly 13 million have signed up for Obamacare

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About 12.7 million Americans signed up for health insurance coverage through the government insurance exchanges, surpassing its expectations.

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Democrats block U.S. energy bill in fight over Flint aid

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Senate Democrats teamed up with some of their Republican counterparts on Thursday and blocked a wide-ranging U.S. energy bill in a fight over aid to Flint, Michigan, to help rectify its drinking water crisis.