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Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 First Take

Sean Moody is subbing in today for Mike. Today’s topics for this foggy Wednesday morning include the Iran Nuclear deal, The Governor’s vetos, Land Bonda, young hiker found after plane crash then new images of Pluto…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Col. David Hunt

We aren’t on the hunt this morning and it is certainly not Wednesday. Either way, Col. Hunt was needed this morning to inform Ken and Mike about transgenders in the Military and the Iranian nuclear deal…

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Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

U.S. drug authorities reportedly knew Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and his associates had developed several escape plans starting almost immediately after his arrest last year. Nonetheless, he is still on the loose, and of course that gave Donald Trump an opportunity to bring up the matter as a political talking point, calling El Chapo “everything that is wrong with Mexico.” That then purportedly led to a threatening tweet by the drug lords son directed at Trump, which then prompted Trump to call the FBI.

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Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Kenneth Moton

President Obama granted clemency Monday to 46 men and women who have spent years and faced decades in prison for non-violent, drug offenses. “Their punishments didn’t fit the crime, and if they had been sentenced under today’s laws, almost all of them would have served their time,” Obama said in an announcement video posted on the White House website. The 46 commutations — the most granted by a president in a single day since at least the Lyndon Johnson administration of the 1960s — all involved drug crimes, mostly cocaine trafficking. The prisoners will all be released by Nov. 10. Also for Tuesday, there may finally be word on an Iranian nuke deal.

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Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Trey H

Another new candidate, and Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker joins the race for the Presidency. ABC’s Trey Hardin joins Ken and Mike every Tuesday morning at 7 on the WGAN morning news…

firsttake

Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 First Take

Ken’s Back with Mike today! Topics for the morning include the Iran nuclear deal, Pentagon and transgenders, Referendum on Public Assistance bill, Greece agreement then Obama commutes drug sentences and George Mitchell’s son in hot water…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Reactions in the United States to the escape from Mexican prison of reputed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman ranged from disbelief to outrage, with some observers saying it dramatically illustrated the need for captured cartel kingpins to be promptly extradited to the U.S. Guzman escaped — apparently through a mile-long tunnel — from the Altiplano prison, 55 miles west of Mexico City. The Chicago Crime Commission, an influential crime-fighting group in Illinois, said Sunday that the prison break meant Guzman will regain his title as Public Enemy No. 1 in Chicago, where his Sinaloa cartel has long dominated the cocaine and heroin trade. Meanwhile, the hunt continues.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

The reality of the situation is that Donald Trump is the most interesting political figure in the country at the moment. His unorthodox, in-your-face style of political discourse is so removed from typical campaign rhetoric, that nobody knows quite what to make of it, or how to react to it. Of course, this is what Steve talked about last week, even though Trump has added a cord of more wood to the fire since then. So there’s that, but if you’d like to go a different route, Gov. Scott Walker officially enters the ring this week, and Steve discusses what makes him one of the current favorites. And finally, even if the White House gets a deal with Iran, Congress has indicated they might not approve. Steve discusses what pros and cons exist, when Congress inserts itself into foreign policy.

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Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

51 bills have become law, but will the Governor challenge it? The Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau Chief – Steve Mistler joins Mike and Dennis this Monday morning to discuss…

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Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Kenneth Moton

The latest word is that a deal with Iran regarding their nuke program is oh so close… so close in fact that even by Monday there could be an announcement. However, that’s only the first hurdle. Then there is Congress. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other congressional leaders expressed doubts Sunday about the deal, and says he’s going to have a hard time getting Congress to sign on. And you can expect Israel as well to increase the volume against any deal if anything is announced.

Local Headlines

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Americold to Build Key Refrigerated Warehouse in Portland

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The world's largest cold-storage company will build a modern refrigerated warehouse on Portland's waterfront.

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Cops: Intruder Shot by Maine Resident Faces Burglary Charges

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Police in Maine say an intruder has been shot by a home owner during a break-in and is facing burglary charges.

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Maine Charter Schools in High Demand as School Year Starts

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Charter schools in Maine are in high demand as the school year gets underway.

National Headlines

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Los Angeles wants to host 2024 Summer Olympics

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The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pursue a bid to bring the Summer Games to town in 2024 and become the only city besides London ever to host the Olympics three times.

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Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony among frontrunners for new $10 bill

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Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

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Smoking rate continues to fall

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The smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year, down from about 18 percent in 2013.

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Regulations could mean healthier ‘happy meals’ for kids

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Lawmakers in NYC are proposing regulations requiring fast food meals that come with a toy include a serving of fruit, vegetable, or whole grain and limit the meal to no more than 500 calories.