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morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Well, actually, maybe several of you already have. But on Capitol Hill, they still are. In fact this week, the strategy is to get the Senate to split their version of the bill into two pieces, the fast-track authority for the TPP, and the workers assistance TAA. If they do that, well the House has already approved the fast-track authority, so its done. However, Senate Democrats want to know for sure that if they allow this, the TAA part, the U.S. workers assistance package, will then also be approved by the House. The White House and the GOP says no problem. Dems aren’t so sure.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search across the state. About 300 law enforcement officers searched the neighboring towns of Amity and Friendship, a mountainous, rural area 350 miles from the prison, as two men who resembled the convicts were spotted Saturday near a railroad line that runs along a county road. The two convicts have now been on the lam for over two weeks.

firsttake

Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 First Take

Ken and Mike kick off this week with controvorsy over the confederate flag, NY prison break updated, New Orleans cop killing, Uber and guns then Sharks in Maine and Spieth wins US Open…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 19, 201506/19/2015

6/19/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

NBC made it official. Brian Williams will not return to his job as “Nightly News” anchor following his suspension for misrepresenting himself, but will be given a second chance with the company as a breaking news anchor at the cable network MSNBC. Williams said he was sorry for saying things that weren’t true, and apologized to colleagues and viewers. But the damage was done. He’s recorded an interview with Matt Lauer, which will air Friday morning on The Today Show. Lester Holt, who has been subbing for Williams since his suspension in February, will officially take over as anchor at “Nightly News.”

morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 19, 201506/19/2015

6/19/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

The man authorities believe to have opened fire on a historic black church in South Carolina was captured without incident on Thursday morning. Dylann Roof, 21, is suspected of opening fire on a bible study group at Emanuel AME Church, killing nine people. Jim is on the ground in Charleston and can provide more detail on Roof’s capture and discuss the next steps in the investigation and how the community is reacting to the tragedy.

firsttake

Friday, June 19, 201506/19/2015

6/19/15 First Take

Wrapping up the week, today’s First Take topics include the SC church killer in custody, LePage vetoes overruled, the Pope issues letter on climate change, Asylum seekings may be able to get PA in Portland then Super Ct says Texas confederate license plate can be outlawed and Sandoval benched…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 18, 201506/18/2015

6/18/15 Capital Insights

Every other Thursday, Governor John Baldacci joins Ken and Mike on the WGAN morning news. Today’s topics include the budget behind closed doors and transparency…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 18, 201506/18/2015

6/18/15 Ken Fredette

Republican Leader Ken Fredette joins us this morning to discuss the newly written budget deal and the issue of transparency in the legislature…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 18, 201506/18/2015

6/18/15 Justin Alfond

State Senator Justin Alfond joins us this morning to discuss the newly written budget deal and the issue of transparency in the legislature…

firsttake

Thursday, June 18, 201506/18/2015

6/18/15 First Take

Topics for this Thursday…More on the Budget, LePage reacts to budget, Prison break update, the Pope to issue letter on climate change then Brian Williams not to return as anchor and Woman to be featured on $10 bill…

Local Headlines

in Local

Maine Pair Charged with Prostituting 13-Year-Old

GENERIC COURT LARGE

U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty says two people from Maine have pleaded guilty to federal charges of bringing a 13-year-old Massachusetts girl to Maine to engage in prostitution.

in Local

Tariff Can Be Placed on Some Paper from Canada

GENERIC BRUCE POLOQUIN

U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin says the International Trade Association has found in favor of Madison Paper in its claim that Canadian subsidies created an unfair advantage for competitors.

in Local

Maine Man Sentenced to Life for Killing Grandmother

POULIN

A judge has sentenced a Maine man to life in prison for brutally killing his grandmother.

National Headlines

in National

TSA vows to close security gaps at U.S. airports

tsa

The new leader of the Transportation Security Administration said his top priority would be to close security gaps after an internal report showed 96 percent of undercover tests failed.

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Americans report improved health, better healthcare

healthcare

The study of more than 500,000 Americans found improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescriptions, and overall health since late 2013.

in National, Sports

Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

boston

Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

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U.S. homeownership hits 35 year-low, renting in vogue

housingmarket

The drop in ownership underscores the damage inflicted on housing by the recession and the economy's subsequent slow recovery from the downturn.