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Podcasts

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)

firsttake

Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, NY prison break update, Budget stalls, Republicans push vote on Obamatrade, Legislature overturns 9 of 10 LePage vetoes then Baltimore police not pursuing criminals and Boston Globe says Caitlyn Jenner victim of ageism…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Eye on Politics

Matt and Jeremy join Ken and Mike to discuss tax reform, the budget and a new bill for signature gathering…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Speaking Tuesday at the Catholic Hospital Association’s annual conference in Washington DC, President Obama renewed his argument that the Affordable Care Act was here to stay, and if anybody tries to tear it down, the consequences will not be well received by those millions already benefitting from the program. In a sense, the president is daring the Supreme Court, and ostensibly Congressional Republicans (who could fix things legislatively), to overturn the key provision in their ruling later this month. The White House has already indicated there is no contingency plan should the provision regarding state exchanges be struck down.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Lynn Tillotson

Keynote speaker at Eggs and Issues, Lynn Tillotson – the President and CEO of the Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland talks with Ken and Mike at the Holiday Inn by the Bay to discuss the importance of tourism to our local economy.

Local Headlines

in Local

University of Maine Pressed to Serve More Local Food

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A group of Maine food producers and organizations is pressing the University of Maine System to serve more locally grown food to students and staff.

in Local

Planned Parenthood: No Tissue Donations in NNE

WGAN IMAGE

Planned Parenthood clinics in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire say they don't donate fetal tissue for research, even though they say it's legal to do so.

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Maine Landlord Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Deadly Fire

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The owner of a Portland apartment house where six tenants died in a Nov. 1 fire has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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

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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

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Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business.

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Pentagon chief gives nod to arm more troops in U.S. after shooting

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter signaled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States.

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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

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Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.