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Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 Podcast Brad Mielke

It seems like only yesterday that skeptics of Barack Obama’s birth in Hawaii rushed to the Supreme Court to try to block the son of an American mother and Kenyan father from taking office as president. The justices turned away those challenges as fast as they arrived at the courthouse door, much as lower courts did. Seven years later, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is dealing with pointed remarks from rival Donald Trump that Cruz’s birth in Canada to an American mother and Cuban father raises doubt about his eligibility to be president and could dog his campaign for the White House.

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Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 On the Hunt

Fox News Military analyst Col. David Hunt joins the Ken and Mike show every other Thursday after the 8am news!

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Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 Podcast Chuck Lawton

Economist for Planning Decisions Chuck Lawton discusses 2016’s financial expectations with Ken and Phil this morning!

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 Podcast Brad Garrett

President Obama launched a new gun control agenda this week which has gotten a good amount of attention. But will the measures he announced have any real impact? Will they really reduce mass shootings? (ahh, probably not) Will they possibly reduce overall gun deaths each year? (actually, yes) Are we going to have a continual increase gun sales? (you bet) Can mental health records actually make it into gun purchasing databases? (depends, but to say in a majority of states might be pushing it) Brad discusses all these issues, and can also explain the tactics and reasoning being deployed by federal officials in Burns, Oregon, where that rural federal building standoff is ongoing.

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Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 Podcast Tom Rivers

More women came forward Wednesday alleging they were sexually assaulted and robbed during New Year’s Eve celebrations in the German city of Cologne, as police faced mounting criticism for their handling of the incident. At least 106 criminal complaints have been filed since last week, The figure has increased from 90 since Tuesday. “At least three quarters have a sexual component. In two cases we are investigating crimes that amount to rape,” said Cologne police spokesman Christoph Gilles said. About 1,000 men described by police as being of “Arab or North African origin” gathered around Cologne’s main station, next to the city’s famous cathedral, on the night from Thursday to Friday.

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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.

Local Headlines

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Maine Man Charged with Manslaughter in Death of Girlfriend

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A Maine man who shot his fiancée in the head while showing a gun to a prospective buyer in a Bath parking lot is facing criminal charges.

4 hours ago in Local

Maine Bookstore Owner Makes Huge Profit in Rare Stamp Sale

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A central Maine bookstore owner cashed in after selling a set of rare U.S. Postal Service stamps that brought in just under $60,000 at an auction in Fairfield

4 hours ago in Local

Maine Landlord Who Killed Tenants Gets Life in Prison

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A Maine landlord who admitted killing two tenants in 2012 following a dispute over parking spots after a snowstorm has been sentenced to life in prison.

National Headlines

6 hours ago in National

Wall Street tumbles

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Wall Street was off more than 1 percent on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average down 10 percent for the year, as investors jettisoned stocks and scurried toward safer shores.

11 hours ago in National

Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

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Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama a bipartisan compromise that would permanently keep state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

12 hours ago in National

U.S. preparing for Zika

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President Obama is asking Congress for over $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad, and pursue a vaccine.

12 hours ago in National

In Illinois homecoming, Obama calls for improved tone in U.S. politics

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Obama won the White House in 2008 partially on a promise to overcome partisan divides in Washington. He has called his failure to do that, seven years after taking office, a regret.