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firsttake

Monday, June 8, 201506/08/2015

6/8/15 First Take

On today’s First Take…LePage’s Budget, NY prison break, Texas pool party, Suslovic may run for mayor then Pat Lamarche goes after Bangor police and Sports news – American Pharoah, Tiger Woods, accident at Fenway Park….

morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

6/5/15 Podcast Rick Klein

The GOP field has expanded once again, with Rick Perry announcing he’s joining the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. And it will continue to grow, with Jeb Bush expected to make his own run official within the next few days. That will make a total of 11 announced candidates — and, as they say, it ain’t over yet! The Democrats, for their part, have also gained a contender. Lincoln Chaffee, the former governor of Rhode Island, announced his run for the Democratic nomination on Wednesday. Rick analyzes the state of play for both sides.

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Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

6/4/15 LePage Interview (Parts 1+2)

Just in case you couldn’t get enough, we’ve joined the two segments from yesterday’s interview with the Governor for your listening convenience!

morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

6/5/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

It has eluded 3-year-old thoroughbred race horses for more than a quarter century. The grueling test of three long races in a short five-week span, against the best horses in the country — the last to win all three affirmed in 1978. Belmont Park will be packed with nearly 100,000 fans looking to see whether American Pharoah will be the next to make history. The horse has convincingly won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Will the mile and a half Belmont prove elusive, or will history be made?

morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

6/5/15 Tom Rivers

Britain’s postal service, the one the U.S. modeled its own on, is going 100% private. Britain’s treasury chief announced on Thursday that the government will sell its remaining stake in Royal Mail as part of a new $6.9 billion measure designed to bring down the public debt. George Osborne did not offer a precise time frame for the sale of the government’s 30% holding, which is worth an estimated $2.3 billion. He pledged to sell when the government could be sure of getting “value for money” — a nod to the sale of an earlier stake that critics say cost taxpayers millions because it was sold at too low a price. The Conservative-led government sold a majority stake in the service in 2013, putting the system under private control for the first time in its 500-year history.

firsttake

Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

6/5/15 First Take

Thank Buddah its Friday! This particular Friday’s topics include Jeb Bush implying he will announce an…announcement? China has appeared to hacked the U.S. government’s equivalent to the HR department, LePage in the studio yesterday, and Pot legalization in Maine…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 4, 201506/04/2015

6/4/15 John Baldacci

Former two-term Governor John Baldacci joins Ken and Mike following up on LePage’s in studio visit. John answers questions about the Governors position in Maine…

special-reports-podcasts

Thursday, June 4, 201506/04/2015

6/4/15 Governor Paul LePage (Pt.2)

The Governor is in the studio today for a very special episode of the Ken and Mike show. This is the second and final part of the Governor’s visit to the WGAN studios.

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Thursday, June 4, 201506/04/2015

6/4/15 Governor Paul LePage (Pt. 1)

The Governor is in the studio today for a very special episode of the Ken and Mike show. He’s here for an entire hour so this is a two part podcast.

firsttake

Thursday, June 4, 201506/04/2015

6/4/15 First Take

On a very special episode of Ken and Mike this morning…LePage is coming on the show – In Studio! We’ll have Budget discussions, more on the Boston shooting, a Caleb Jackson pretends to be cop then Land for Maine’s Future compromise proposed and Freeport is ticked off about trees being cut down on 295…

Local Headlines

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York County Sheriff Sues Over Pay Cut

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The York County sheriff is suing the county's commissioners, saying they illegally slashed his salary by more than $15,000.

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Maine Land Giveaway Essay Contest Abandoned

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A Maine woman holding an essay contest to give away 47 acres of woodlands she owns has abandoned the effort because she did not get enough entries.

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Defendants Seek Dismissal of Bangor Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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The defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a Bangor man who died several days after police subdued him with a stun gun have asked a judge to dismiss the suit.

National Headlines

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Americans report improved health, better healthcare

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The study of more than 500,000 Americans found improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescriptions, and overall health since late 2013.

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Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

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Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

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U.S. homeownership hits 35 year-low, renting in vogue

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The drop in ownership underscores the damage inflicted on housing by the recession and the economy's subsequent slow recovery from the downturn.

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U.S., Turkey weigh which Syrian rebels to support in border area

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The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian rebels they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border.