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Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topics… Breaking – Old Port shooting, LePage honors Viet Nam vets, Budget impasse slows down legislature, Bowdoin rape. Ray MacDonald and was B.B. King poisoned?

morning-news-podcast

Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 Steve Roberts

At about 1am on Saturday morning, the Senate was set to pass a temporary extension of the NSA’s data collection program, when Rand Paul stood up and said no, it wasn’t going to happen. Senators must now return May 31 to try again. Meanwhile, for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, his slim majority is showing signs of strain as Dems use obstruction tactics that the GOP once used against them. And let’s remember several presidential candidates looking to make points, as well as that conservative wing of his party that beats to its own drum. McConnell has his hands full, and the question is whether what is happening to the NSA bill is just a momentary glitch, or a sign that tough times have arrived and are here to stay.

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Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 Podcast Wayne Hanson

Wayne Hanson, Chairman of the Board for Wreaths Across America will be in Washington DC on Monday for the National Parade and meeting with the Patriot Guard Riders at the Pentagon. Wayne is on the Board of Directors for Wreaths Across America.

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Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 Podcast Ali Weinberg

The Obama administration is finding itself on the defensive regarding its ISIS strategy, as the terror group has made recent significant gains in both Iraq and Syria. On Sunday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter went as far as blaming the Iraqi troops for the loss of Ramadi. Meanwhile the president continues to reiterate that there are no plans to send American ground troops to work alongside Iraqis on the front lines, though more hawkish types on Congress continue to insist that there is no other option to turn things around

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Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 First Take

Happy Memorial Day! Today’s topics include the difference between Memorial day and Veterans Days, ISIS kills hundreds in Palmyra, Scarborough road rage – shots fired, Tom Brady rally supported in obituary, Ali-Liston fight anniversary and John Nash, Anne Meara dead…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Bill Nemitz

Bill Nemitz joins Mike and Dennis this morning to discuss a column he wrote for the Press Herald today that focuses on LePage’s hinting permit lottery bill…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

The White House and House leaders urged the Senate on Thursday to take up a bill that would end the National Security Agency’s collection of American phone records while preserving other surveillance powers set to expire June 1. Senators are divided with that deadline nearing for the continued use of counterterrorism provisions that law enforcement officials say are critical. It’s all a bit of a complicated play at this point, and Mary discusses how leaders are hoping or not hoping things work out.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Podcast Lance Dutson

Lance Dutson joins Mike and Dennis this morning to discuss the “Whip Survey”.

“The Whip Count is a project of AsMaineGoes, Maine’s preeminent political discussion site since 1998. AsMaineGoes features an aggregator of daily Maine political news and opinion, a discussion forum with more than 1,800 registered users, and a weekly video show called The Advance Team, a discussion with Maine politicos of the most current issues of the day.”

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

New information about ATM’s…becoming automated *theft* machines…Data thefts at ATMs inside banks up 174 percent so far this year at freestanding non-bank ATM’s, up a whopping 317 percent…making ATM use riskier than it’s been in two decades. Why is data theft so out of control? Experts say he sophistication has grown dramatically in hackers, many extremely sophisticated hacking gangs, because it works. One of the most common ways to steal data is through a skimmer. The device is placed into the machine’s card reader to lift information from the magnetic strip…all while hidden cameras record the user’s pin. The whole thing takes less than 2 minutes. Experts say you can protect yourself by covering your hand while enter your pin number…keeping an eye out for machines that look like they’ve been tampered with…and notifying your bank immediately of any suspicious transactions. Banks are working on security improvements like replacing the magnetic card strip with a chip that’s harder to steal from, but that could be more than two years away.

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Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 First Take

We wrap up the week with Mike and Dennis talking about the DC murder suspect getting caught, Uber expands in Maine…until the government comes after them. Westbrook official who mocked residents will get “sensitivity training”. Josh Duggar of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” admits he molested young girls. Then Maine Senate approves limiting GA to 9 months and the Boy Scout leader says ban on gay adults cannot be sustained.

Local Headlines

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UMaine President to Stay on For an Extra Year

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ORONO, Maine (AP) _ The first woman to serve as president of the University of Maine has agreed to stay…

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Evaluation of Defendant Sought in Case of Girlfriend’s Death

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Prosecutors say they are still waiting for the completion of a psychological evaluation of a Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend in Maine.

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Phone Scammer Dials Maine State Trooper, Given Stern Warning

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SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) A Maine state trooper issued a stern warning to a telephone scammer who called to tell him he had missed grand jury duty and would be arrested if he didn't pay a fee.

National Headlines

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Ford recalls nearly a half-million vehicles

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Ford has recalled several models, including the Mustang and Taurus, for a power steering problem.

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Storm death toll rises as Houston remains underwater

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Torrential rains have killed at least 17 people in Texas and Oklahoma, where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city.

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U.S., allies put pressure on N. Korea’s nuclear program

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The talks in Seoul follows a test of what the North said was a submarine-launched ballistic missile earlier this month.

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Thieves get access to more than 100K tax returns

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From February to May, attackers gained access to personal tax information.