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Friday, January 8, 201601/08/2016

1/8/16 Podcast Ryan Burrow

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s drawing has hit $700 million dollars the largest jackpot in U.S. history. And players are going crazy for tickets. Lines have been forming at gas stations and convenience stores. Store workers say the lines tend to build during the morning commute, but they expect lines to be very long Friday afternoon, due in large part to it being pay day for many Americans.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, January 8, 201601/08/2016

1/8/16 Podcast Bill Nemitz

Portland Press Herald’s Bill Nemitz joins Ken and Mike this Friday morning to discuss today’s headlines and LePage’s recent controversy…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, January 8, 201601/08/2016

1/8/16 Podcast Karen Travers

There has been a lot of discussion this week regarding President Obama’s offensive on gun control, and his move with executive actions, albeit varying opinions on exactly how much impact those executive actions will have. Thursday night on CNN, the president made his case in a town hall setting. The NRA declined to participate, calling it a public relations spectacle orchestrated by the White House. And there has been criticism that the audience at the George Mason University event was “invitation only.” Nonetheless, get the recap this morning. And late tonight, a senior adviser to Carson confirms to ABC News that House conservatives reached out to Carson in 2014 about the possibility of replacing John Boehner. Carson turned down the offer because he was gearing up his run for president.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, January 8, 201601/08/2016

1/8/16 Podcast Jim Ryan

Federal authorities have arrested two men accused of having ties to terrorism. The arrests were made in California and Texas. Both men are refugees, one of them came to the U.S. through Syria. The Governor of Texas is urging President Obama to halt the flow of refugees until there is quote “an effective vetting process.” The Lieutenant Governor of Texas also weighing in saying the arrest quote “may have prevented a catastrophic terror related event in the making and saved countless lives.” The U.S. Attorney’s office says there is a connection between the two men but would not elaborate further. This is a developing story. Jim Ryan is following.

firsttake

Friday, January 8, 201601/08/2016

1/8/16 First Take

Mike returns to close out your first week of the year with Obama and guns, Markets rattled, Paul LePage’s latest controversy, Oregon standoff continues, Falmouth land to be developed ane the continually rising Powerball…

morning-news-podcast

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.

morning-news-podcast

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!

morning-news-podcast

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.

Local Headlines

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Mother Gives Birth in Bath Supermarket Parking Lot

GENERIC BABY IN CAR SEAT

Emergency medical personnel successfully delivered a baby girl in the parking lot of a supermarket in southern Maine.

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Bill to Limit Use of Video Cameras at Polls Wins Support

VIDEOCAM

A bill that would make it harder to use video cameras to intimidate voters is winning bipartisan support from Maine lawmakers.

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Maine Man Sentenced to 45 Years for Pipe Beating Death

JASON COTE MUG

A judge has imposed a 45-year prison sentence on a Maine man convicted in the pipe-beating death of another man in 2013.

National Headlines

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79

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Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

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Making headlines this week

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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

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Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

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With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

2 days ago in National

Consumers flexing their muscles

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U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015.