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Friday, July 17, 201507/17/2015

7/17/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

On Friday, Sandra Bland, a black student outreach coordinator at Prairie View A&M in Texas, was arrested in Prairie View, Tx., following a routine traffic stop for failure to signal a lane change. Three days later, she was dead in her cell at Waller County Jail. Suicide by hanging is the official cause of death, but Bland’s family believes it was something much more sinister. “The family of Sandra Bland is confident that she was killed and did not commit suicide,” the family’s law firm wrote in a statement released this week. The matter is being investigated by the Texas Rangers.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, July 17, 201507/17/2015

7/17/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

Greece on Thursday won vital pledges of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing, but officials in Athens said the painful austerity measures demanded in return were likely to force an election within months. Hours after parliament approved the tough new cuts, the government promised to reopen banks on Monday and gradually restore services — helped by higher cash support from the European Central Bank. The news buoyed world markets and came as a relief in Greece, where banks and the stock market have been closed for nearly three weeks. Though the Finance Minister of Germany put a damper on things… saying Greece might want to consider leaving the Eurozone at some point.

firsttake

Friday, July 17, 201507/17/2015

7/17/15 First Take

Phil Harriman is in for Mike today. This morning’s topics to wrap up the week include the Chattanooga shooting, James Holmes guilty, Suspect arrested in Old Port shooting, Legislative session ends – Vetogate then Pingree violates election rules and the Clam Festival…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 16, 201507/16/2015

7/16/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

Donald Trump has raised the issue regarding the impact immigrants have on the crime statistics here in the United States, and Brad discusses the cold, hard, facts regarding the immigrant population and crime in the U.S. And yes, immigrants are responsible for some of the crime in this country, but in truth, Native Americans do a bit more of it. Also, Mexican drug lord El Chapo has escaped from prison. Here in the U.S., it’s usually a matter of days, or perhaps 3 weeks, before escapees are usually captured. In Mexico, perhaps not so reliable, particularly with this guy. Brad explains.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 16, 201507/16/2015

7/16/15 Capital Insights

Former two term Maine Governor – John Baldacci joins us every other Thursday morning on the WGAN morning show. Ken and Arthur discuss the Governor’s vetos and the land bonds…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 16, 201507/16/2015

7/16/15 Podcast Alex Stone

Three years after James Holmes allegedly gunned down 12 people in a Colorado movie theatre, and after an 11-week trial, a jury of mostly women (9 women and 3 men), is set to decide the 27-year-old’s fate. After hearing from experts who say he was say at the time and others who say we was not, they have to decide on 165 charges – most for murder and attempted murder. If the jury accepts defendant James Holmes’s insanity plea, Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison instead of death.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 16, 201507/16/2015

7/16/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

It’s the 144th British Open Championship, and Jordan Spieth currently has the first two major crowns for the year, and goes for his third this week. Play will be underway by morning drive Thursday. Tom of course can talk a bit about the leader board, the course, and who those British bookmakers believe have the best chances.

firsttake

Thursday, July 16, 201507/16/2015

7/16/15 First Take

Arthur King is in for Mike this morning. Today’s topics include Obama talks prison reform, Greece has riots, Governor proposes reprieve for land bonds, Greens not to run for city council; MacMillan to run for mayor then Trump worth ten billion….

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 Podcast Karen Travers

With members of his own party skeptical and Republicans downright hostile, President Obama on Tuesday sought to convince members of Congress to back the historic agreement reached between the U.S., Iran and five other world powers to curb Iran’s nuclear power. He said he welcomes a robust debate over the terms of the deal, but warned that he would veto any attempt to block the deal. The President will apparently start his persuasion tour promptly on Wednesday, when he has scheduled an afternoon press conference to discuss the agreement, as winning over the American people first is regarded as a sound strategy.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 Eye on Politics

It’s Wednesday and our Political analysts Matt and Jeremy join Ken and Sean this fine morning to opine over the Governor and his Vetos…

Local Headlines

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American Folk Festival Underway in Bangor

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The American Folk Festival is underway in Bangor with acts ranging from cowboy music and blue grass to Latin jazz and zydeco.

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Maine Immunization Rates for Toddlers Now Nation’s Highest

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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Maine's toddler immunization rate has surged from below average to the highest in the nation.

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Maine Studying Plan to Transplant Sea Urchins for Fishing

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Maine fishing regulators want to close an area to sea urchin fishing so they can evaluate a plan to transplant the spiny creatures.

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Making headlines this week

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

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars

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The second man to walk on the moon is pushing for a Mars settlement by 2040.

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

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The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.