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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Podcast Ryan Burrow

There was an uproar Tuesday over the news that a beloved African mascot was killed by American tourist on safari. A Minnesota dentist is accused of killing a famed lion in Zimbabwe on or near protected grounds. Officials in Zimbabwe say Cecil the lion, the 13-year-old lion known to be friendly with human tourists, was illegally lured off the nature preserve, was hunted then beheaded and skinned. The dentist claims he followed all the rules, and is sorry about what happened. Thing is, he’s been fined before, previously for shooting an elephant two years ago.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Eye On Politics

Jeremy Fischer joins Ken and Matt this Wednesday morning for our weekly segment – Eye on Politics. Today’s topics include the Governor and “Veto-gate”…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Podcast Karen Travers

Secretary of State John Kerry, along with other members of the Obama administration, pitched the administration’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran before a skeptical House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pushing back against the allegation it would ease crippling sanctions forever in exchange for temporary concessions on weapons development. Republicans and Democrats alike expressed concerns about the deal. Secretary Kerry, for his part, reiterated that the idea of a better deal was akin to “a unicorn fantasies”

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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Even pro football quarterbacks married to supermodels can have bad days. Case in point: the news yesterday that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the four-game suspension imposed on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over deflate-gate. In denying Brady’s appeal of the suspension, Goodell stated that the fact that Brady destroyed his cell phone after he was well aware the league wanted to look at it, that convinced him the star quarterback had something to hide. The commissioner also said he found Brady’s denial of involvement in the scheme to deflate the footballs not credible. Now the league awaits response from Brady and the players union, but it appears the Patriots will be without Brady until October. And what this does for his legacy remains to be seen.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, even as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to compete in a world where people increasingly rely on Apple and Android products. 1.5 billion devices currently use the Windows OS. The key is, that in a major shift in strategy, Microsoft is giving the update away for free for those that already have Windows. It gives you an idea how crucial the company feels keeping customers vested in the Windows OS is. Still, the PC market is hurting.. critics say Windows 8 may have in fact sped up its demise… and Microsoft is hoping Windows 10 will be a hit on smaller, mobile devices as well.

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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 First Take

Matt Gagnon and Ken kick off today’s show with Tom Brady, more on the Old Port shootings, Joyce Mitchell pleads guilty in prison escape, Gov threatened funding of World Acadian Congress then Sandra Bland update and American kills popular lion in Africa…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 Podcast Rick Seaney

Last week, American Airlines reported its most profitable quarter in its history. And a big part of airlines profit is the revenue created from those add-on fees, mainly for baggage handling and ticket-changing. And it’s easy to see why. For ticket-changes for instance, it’s all automated, the passenger does all the work… so that’s a mark-up of nearly 100%. Also, unlike fares, ancillary fees are not subject to federal excise taxes, so airlines are encouraged to keep those charges separate. Consumer organizations want limits put in place. Rick discusses which direction the fee situation is likely headed. Also, recent government drills showing the ability to get fake explosives and other items past TSA checkpoints. The TSA response will probably lead to a lot slower lines. Rick with some tips on what passengers can do to get thru TSA security more quickly.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics is over. The final collapse unraveled rather quickly on Monday, when Mayor Martin Walsh stated that he would not sign any agreement that would make taxpayers responsible for any Olympics cost overruns, which the United States Olympic Committee was pushing him to do. The USOC’s response to that was basically, well then, your bid is over. The truth is, the bid soured long before that. Poor communications, active opposition, bad polling numbers from the public, and wary politicians. Now the USOC must scramble to find another city with interest, or any chance of hosting in 2024 will be lost.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 Podcast Matt Casper

Matt Casper from U.S. Cellular joins Ken and Julie to discuss the “Shark Tank” promotional show that’s coming to Portland tomorrow morning. The show highlights entrepreneurship and Portland, Maine is a prime spot to highlight this year…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 Podcast Karen Travers

GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s comments over the weekend that the Iran deal negotiated by the Obama administration was essentially bringing Israel to the door of oven, did get the media attention Huckabee probably figured it would get. And of course with any action there is reaction, and the media spent the rest of Monday looking to assemble as much of that as possible, from not only President Obama, who obliged, but from other Republican candidates, some who did, and others who did not. Karen covers the spectrum of what folks are saying about Huckabee’s remark.

Local Headlines

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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.

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2 Remain Hospitalized After Boats Collide on Maine Lake

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Maine wardens say two children remain hospitalized following a collision between two boats on Thompson Lake that sent eight people to the hospital.

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Transient Fires Pellet Gun Outside Portland Office Building

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Police say a transient is in custody after firing several shots from a high-powered pellet gun at a security guard outside a downtown building in Maine's largest city.

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.