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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…

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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.

morning-news-podcast

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…

morning-news-podcast

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.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and skeptical European leaders are negotiating past a self-imposed deadline, with talks stuck on how Greece would guarantee austerity measures in exchange for a rescue package to prevent its banks from collapsing. If the talks don’t succeed, some of Greece’s eurozone partners warned, the country could be temporarily forced out of the euro currency. Of course, you can’t just change currency with the snap of a finger. It needs to be printed, people have to believe it has value, and the very fiscal discipline that gives a country’s currency value, well, that’s the same kind of thing Greece is refusing to do that might get them kicked off the euro. In any case, how things end up is anybody’s guess.

firsttake

Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 First Take

Mike and Dennis Bailey kick off this middle of July week with Greece in the news, LePage and vetoes, Iran nuke talks, Mexican drug lord pulls a Shawshank, then Gov. Walker to finally jump in GOP race for President today and DonaldTrump…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, July 10, 201507/10/2015

7/10/15 Podcast Bazi Kanani

A day after the Republican National Committee chairman asked Donald Trump to tone down his anti-Latino rhetoric, Trump’s campaign has stubbornly insisted he would not back off. Trump doubled down on the negative characterization earlier in the week, and pretty much has taken to aggressively jabbing back at anyone who criticizes anything he says. Thursday, members of the Latino community, along with local and national politicians, gathered in front of the site of Trump’s newest hotel to protest his controversial comments. And Trump continues to do interviews, where he shows no signs of backing down, and hurls insults at many of those who disagree with him.

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Friday, July 10, 201507/10/2015

7/10/15 Podcast Jason Nathanson

The Comic-Con International pop culture convention opens in San Diego this week and our Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson will be there along with over 130,000 admirers of superheroes, swordsmen, sorcerers, and other assorted staples of fantasy films, television, games and comics. This year’s programming focuses heavy on the “Star Wars” film series, as Walt Disney and Lucasfilm’s prepare to promote “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at a Friday presentation. But Thursday it is all about “Hunger Games,” and Saturday it is Warner Bros. and their “Batman” and “Superman” franchises, where you’ll have Ben Affleck talking about something other than his recent marital woes.

Local Headlines

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Wardens ID Young Swimmer Found Dead in Mattawamkeag River

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Maine wardens have identified the youngster who died in the Mattawamkeag River in Penobscot County.

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Police: Maine Man Dies from Apparent Drowning in China Lake

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Police say a 74-year-old man died from apparent drowning in China Lake in front of a family member's property over the weekend.

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Maine DEP Commissioner is Stepping Down

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Maine Environmental Commissioner Patricia Aho is stepping down after four years to work for Sen. Susan Collins.

National Headlines

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Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska

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Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

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Overall scores are higher than expected, though below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

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U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft

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Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between the world's two largest economies.

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Better forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

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The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago.