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Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

When you wake up, the NSA’s vast data collection program of individual phone records may no longer be a part of the Patriot Act. President Obama has been fighting to keep the provision in place, saying the legislation is essential for national security professionals in fighting terrorism and also strikes a balance between security and privacy But, presidential candidate Rand Paul has led the fight to allow them to expire, calling it “illegal”. The provision, along with others, is set to expire at the stroke of midnight. Of course, there’s also reaction to the death of VP Joe Biden’s son, Beau. Beau Biden was only 46 and was expected to make a run for Governor of Maryland next year.

firsttake

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 First Take

We kick off June with news on the NSA unable to collect phone calls for now, Paul LePage blows up, Budget talks continue in the legislature, Old Port shooting investigation continues; no suspects arrested, Qatar continues travel ban for Taliban prisoners, Women in Maine have disproportionate minimum wage….

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Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

There will be a Senate Showdown over the Patriot Act this weekend. Lawmakers return to the capitol at 4pm ET on Sunday and will review whether to extend the Patriot Act or reform it. It could come down to the final hour. And Hillary Clinton is holding closed events in Florida, but it’s her close friends coming under scrutiny again, with news that ally Sid Blumenthal was on the Clinton Foundation payroll earning ten thousand dollars a month while he also provided advice to then-Secretary of State Clinton on Libya. Last week Clinton said Blumenthal was an old friend, and that from time to time he did send her unsolicited emails.

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Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 First Take

Thank Bhudda its Friday! Concealed weapon permits are in the legislature, Lepage proposes bars opening until 2, Public testify about Biddeford police sex abuse, LePage’s PUC appointee blocked then Committee blocks bill to expand tax credits and Lindsay Lohan off of probation after eight years…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

US officials, on Wednesday, said the arrest of 14 people on corruption charges is just the beginning of their investigation into FIFA, the governing body of world soccer. But will anything change? FIFA says it plans to go ahead with elections scheduled for Friday, as scheduled, when controversial leader Sepp Blatter appears poised to win a fifth term. The organization also says it has no plans to move the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. But if sponsors start to back away, will FIFA be forced to change…something?

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Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

The Federal Judge presiding over the case involving Hillary Clinton’s 55,000 emails from the State Department ruled on Wednesday that they should be released on a “rolling” basis. Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered that on or before January 29, 2016, all of the documents eligible for release be posted on the State Department’s website. The release will start on June 30, with more posted every 30 days until the January 29 deadline.

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Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 On The Hunt

Col. Hunt joins Ken and MIke today to discuss possible answers to the threat of ISIS. Is military action the only solution?

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Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

Imagine a group that have Saddam’s former military as their trainers, his ruthless intelligence service controlling ISIS soldiers and the general population, now dominating a majority of Syria and a significant portion of Iraq. That is ISIS. With 50 to 100 recruits arriving each week, programmed to kill everyone who does not follow their interpretation of Islam, they are capturing the minds of youth around the world. Brad discusses the threat and appeal of ISIS as well as how our current approach to fighting them is showing signs of not being an effective long term solution.

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Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 First Take

Today’s First Take…Police still looking for Old Port shooters, LePage proposes appointing top three state officers, Senate overrides teen drivers decal proposal, Muhammad cartoon artist wants cartoon on buses in DC then Cold case unit proposal pending in legislature and…Chimps have rights too?

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 Podcast Dr. Coradini

Dr. Marcello Coradini, Speaking at the upcoming Salvation Army event being held at USM is joining Ken and Mike to discuss his experience with the European Space Agency and the possibility of discovering extraterrestrials.

Local Headlines

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UMaine Scientist Says Plastic Bags Might Kill Pet Fish

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A University of Maine scientist says some bags used to transport pet fish home from aquariums leach a toxic chemical that might kill the animals.

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Man Died at Sea of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

GENERIC INVESTIGATION LARGE

Maine authorities say a 59-year-old Vermont man died at sea of carbon monoxide poisoning last month about 13 miles off of York Harbor.

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Groups Holding Anniversary Vigil about Lac-Megantic Disaster

Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, Saturday, July 6, 2013. A large swath of Lac Megantic was destroyed Saturday after a train carrying crude oil derailed, sparking several explosions and forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

Residents are gathering in Portland, Maine, to commemorate the second anniversary of the Lac-Megantic, Quebec, rail disaster and advocate for clean energy

National Headlines

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Postal carriers getting a panic button

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It used to be that mail carriers had to just contend with dogs and weather but a rise in other work-related dangers has pushed the postal service to adopt new technology.

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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

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Lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday with a long to-do list.

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Iran demands end to U.N. missile sanctions, West refuses

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A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and a broader arms embargo are among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, July 6

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.