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Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

We’ve seen swift movement in the last couple of days regarding the question of whether or not the Confederate Flag should fly on state grounds, with the governors of South Carolina and Virginia calling for its removal from state grounds. But now, retailers and even eBay are weighing in. Walmart, Kmart and Sears, some of the country’s largest retailers, have announced that they will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from their stores. In addition, eBay has announced that it is banning the sale of the Confederate flag and its image

firsttake

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 First Take

Today is the day we affectionately refer to as – Wednesday! The SC confederate flag debate continues, Brady’s appeal, Prison break updates, Welfare reform in Maine fails and other legislative news – Efficiency Maine, New Mkt Cap Investment program and Center Lovell Inn sale investigated…

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Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

New England quarterback Tom Brady will appeal the punishment handed down to him by the NFL directly to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday in New York City. The Deflate-Gate saga may finally be drawing to a close. Brady has still denied any wrongdoing, and in the room everyone would wish they could have a seat in, will no doubt be pressed by Goodell to turn over texts he sent to those Patriots employees who have been linked to the scandal. No word on when a decision on the appeal will be announced.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

A new front has opened in the search for two the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. Forensic evidence has led police to a hunting camp about 20 miles from the prison where Richard Matt and David Sweat cut their way out earlier this month. DNA samples taken from food found at the site reportedly matched both escapees. Police started searching the area in the northern Adirondacks after someone reported seeing a person fleeing the hunting camp. The new focus came as police concluded a search 400 miles to the west in communities along the Pennsylvania state line.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Bruce Poliquin

Congressman Bruce Poliquin joins Ken and Mike to talk about ObamaCare, trade and the Togus Report this morning…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

With news on the GoP race and the confederate flag, Trey Hardin from ABC joins us as he does every Tuesday for this weekly podcast.

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Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed. The Republican’s about-face comes after nine black church members were gunned down, allegedly by a young white man who embraced the flag as a symbol of white supremacy. The flag has flown in front of the state capitol for 15 years after being moved from atop the Statehouse dome. U.S. Sens. Lindsay Graham and Tim Scott, an African-American appointed by Haley, were standing with Haley during her announcement. When she finished, she hugged Scott and South Carolina’s only other black congressman, Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn.

firsttake

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 First Take

Today’s First Take Topics include the Confederate flag, Obama uses N word, Tom Brady, Legislative news – Hayrides, GA for asylum seekers, Peoples referendums, Maine New Mkt program then NY prison break updated and Angus King has cancer…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

In the wake of the church shooting in Charleston, once again the debate over gun control rolls to the fore. Of course there have been other mass shootings, yet no discernable movement has come in regards to gun control, despite the urging of many. And once the national media rolled into Charleston, those confederate flags were noticed, and that too, given the racist element of the attack, is now drawing renewed scrutiny. Both issues with passionate defenders and detractors, and a wide divide between them.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau-Chief, Steve Mistler – Joins Ken and Mike this Monday morning to discuss the budget and secrecy in the Legislature…

Local Headlines

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Maine Democrats to Change Name of Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

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Maine's Democratic Party is seeking suggestions for a new name for its annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner.

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Maine Ends Fiscal Year with Nearly $60 Million Surplus

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Maine officials say the state ended the fiscal year on June 30 with a surplus of nearly $60 million.

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Maine Court: Anti-Gay Marriage Group Must Disclose Donors

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Maine's highest court has rejected a national anti-gay marriage group's latest effort to shield the donors who backed its effort to repeal Maine's gay marriage law.

National Headlines

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Climate plan shows U.S. ‘can change the world’

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The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.

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More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

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Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

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Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

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There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail.

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Major U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

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Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion.