Ken and Mike

Podcasts

firsttake

Monday, June 15, 201506/15/2015

6/15/15 First Take

Ken leads today’s show with Sean Moody to talk about the NY ecapees, the Budget, Right to Die legislation, Jeb Bush to announce then Inspecting amusement rides and the Old Port Festival…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 12, 201506/12/2015

6/12/15 Podcast Kevin Mannix

Channel 6’s own weather aficionado Kevin Mannix joins the boys this Friday morning to talk about his new book Weathering Shame and his experiences with alcohol and the effect on the American family

morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 12, 201506/12/2015

6/12/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The hounds have a scent, but still no luck in finding the escaped convicts. In an explosive development, it was revealed Thursday that the NYS Dept. of Corrections investigated prison guard Joyce Mitchell within the past year over an alleged relationship with David Sweat and then questioned after the escape. She admitted that she was supposed to drive the getaway car. In other developments: State records from parole hearings in the mid-‘90s Thursday shed more light on the backgrounds of escaped inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat, including Matt’s stint as a hired gun and why Sweat landed in jail at the age of 16.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 12, 201506/12/2015

6/12/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

A couple developments on Thursday regarding what will probably evolve into a realignment of public restroom designations. First, in Virginia, a transgender teenager said in a lawsuit that he has been stigmatized by a policy that bars him from using the boys’ restrooms at his high school. The complaint says Gavin Grimm, 16, used the communal restrooms without incident until the board, responding to complaints from local residents, adopted a policy in December requiring transgender students to use a private facility. Also Thursday, in Boston, Mayor Martin Walsh has signed an executive order creating gender-neutral restrooms inside City Hall. The two single-stall restrooms are located on the fifth floor of the building outside the mayor’s office and city council chamber, and traditional restrooms continue to be available in the building. A sign posted outside the gender-neutral restroom says: “This restroom may be used by any person regardless of gender identity or expression.”

firsttake

Friday, June 12, 201506/12/2015

6/12/15 First Take

On this Friday’s First Take…NY prison break update, more on the Budget impasse, a Cony HS bomb threats, Change proposed in child labor laws then Bipartisan bill to implement land bonds and Proposal for governor to appoint AG rejected…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The manhunt for two escaped killers expanded to campsites and boat slips in Vermont on Wednesday, and State Police said a female prison staff member being questioned may have had a role in helping the men. At a news conference outside the maximum-security prison, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said investigators learned that the inmates had talked before last weekend’s breakout about going to neighboring Vermont. The latest on the manhunt, as well as information regarding the likely source of this information.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 On the Hunt

Fox New’s Military Analyst Col. David Hunt answers Ken and Mike’s questions about this administration’s actions and advice from “advisers”…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Obama is sending up to 450 additional military advisers to Iraq, the White House announced on Wednesday. The announcement comes after the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State has made several battleground gains in Iraq and Syria in recent weeks. The focus for the new troops will be to provide training to Iraqi security forces in their mission to reclaim lost territory from ISIS in Anbar province, where ISIS completed a takeover of the capital city of Ramadi last month.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

As the search continues for those two escaped killers in Upstate New York, Brad discusses the procedures and strategies law enforcement uses that prove most effective in these cases. In some similar situations previously, it has often been fellow ex-con friends looking for a chit from their parole officer that have turned in escapees once they are contacted, but with the $100k reward already out there, perhaps these guys know better, and are keeping to themselves. And on a different story, that police officer who pointed a gun at unarmed teens at a pool party in Texas. Without a video of the incident, chances are the matter would have been handled locally and quietly, if it even rose to that level at all. But the smartphones/social media combo has certainly changed the paradigm that police officers work in… almost to the point of a real-time civilian review board… Brad discusses if this is a good thing, or a bad thing, or a bit of both.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Two little girls who wanted to raise money for a Father’s Day gift for their dad had their goal temporarily sidelined when city ordinances and state law stepped in to intervene. Eight-year-old Andria Green and her little sister, Zoey, decided to open a curbside stand in their hometown of Overton, Texas, and sell lemonade and kettle corn. They had been open for an hour and had raised $25 when the police showed up, and shut them down for missing permits and code violations. No free lemonade for those officers. ABC’s Jim Ryan has the details. (Jim also can handle the latest on the pool party shooting matter)

Local Headlines

in Local

Stormy Weather Leads to Rare Tornado Warning in Maine

WGAN IMAGE

The National Weather Service says it issued a rare tornado warning for part of Maine including Pittsfield as a series of thunderstorms moved across the state.

in Local

Probe Sought into Claim that LePage Forced Official’s Ouster

LEPAGE WELAFRE

Two Democratic Maine lawmakers want the state's watchdog agency to investigate claims that Republican Gov. Paul LePage forced the president of the World Acadian Congress to resign.

in Local

Maine Health Department Nixes Grant to Fund Well Water Tests

GENERIC WATER POLLUTION

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services says it will no longer accept a grant established to fund well water tests for arsenic.

National Headlines

in National, Sports

IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

olympics

The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

in National

Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders, employees

23-overlay17

The policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations will still be permitted to exclude gay adults.

in National, World

Kerry warns Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

kerry

The Republican-controlled Congress has until Sept. 17 either to endorse or reject the agreement.

in National, World

Human trafficking report blacklists Thailand, raises awareness about modern day slavery

21-overlay16

The State Department's annual report highlights the world's worst human-trafficking centers.