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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Eye on Politics

It’s Wednesday and we hear from Jeremy FIsher minus Matt Gagnon to discuss religious freedom among various bills and the recent proposal for one in Maine.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

While President Obama’s effort to raise the US minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has gotten nowhere, a national coalition of low-wage fast-food and retail workers is taking its demand for a huge pay hike off the current minimum wage to the streets Wednesday. The group promises it will be “the largest low-wage worker strike in history.” Wednesday’s one-day strike will push for a $15 minimum wage, being April 15th and all, and comes after some major companies like Walmart and McDonalds announced wage increases for their workers… but not sufficient to quell this campaign.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

The Tulsa Co. Sheriff’s reserve deputy who shot a man to death earlier this month has turned himself in to be charged with 2nd-Degree Manslaughter. 73-year-old Bob Bates insists that he shot Eric Harris after mistakenly drawing his revolver instead of his stun gun. The entire incident was captured by a body camera worn by an officer who was trying to arrest Harris during a gun-purchase sting. Bates has posted bond and left the jail in Tulsa, even as the Harris family demands answers about the shooting. Jim has the latest.

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Iowa is, of course, the state where the presidential primary/caucus season begins, and where back in 2008 a young upstart senator by the name of Barack Obama pulled an upset over then Sen. Hillary Clinton, on his way to winning the democratic nomination for president. Clinton never recovered from that opening blow, and is there now for campaign events on Tuesday. That’s where we find Aaron in Cedar Rapids Tuesday morning. Sen. Marco Rubio will be heading there at some point as well, as will the rest of the GOP field, as the presidential focus sharpens on Iowa.

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

Congress has returned from a 2-week recess, and there is work to do, not to necessarily expect much to get accomplished. But some things just need to happen, one way or the other. Of course, Congress wants to take a look at the Iran nuke deal whenever that is finalized, probably not for a few weeks. But they want to pass a bill requiring they get a look, and that debate starts pretty soon. We may finally see Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General. Then there are a host of budget issues… there are always a host of budget issues… and let’s not forget lingering laundry like Benghazi

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

ABC new’s Political Analyst joins us for this weekly Tuesday morning update. Today’s main topic is Hilary’s Presidential candidacy and would she benefit from having an opposing Democrat run in the election?

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Monday, April 13, 201504/13/2015

4/13/15 Podcast Judith Miller

Talking about her new book A Reporters Journey, highlighting the misinformation and investigation of Weapons of Mass destruction back in 2003, Journalist and Author Judith Miller discusses her journey through the front lines of her Journalistic role in the Middle Eastern wars.

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Monday, April 13, 201504/13/2015

4/13/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau-Chief – Steve Mistler joins Ken and MIke to talk about LePage and competing budget proposals in ME…

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Monday, April 13, 201504/13/2015

4/13/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

Hillary Clinton made it official, announcing her candidacy for the presidency on Sunday. Sen. Marco Rubio is expected to do the same on Monday. Steve discusses what each candidate has going for them, as well as potential obstacles ahead. Also, Steve began his Washington journalism career just a few years after the start of the Castro regime in Cuba, and offers his perspective regarding the historic meeting between President Obama and Raul Castro over the weekend.

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Monday, April 13, 201504/13/2015

4/13/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

On Saturday in Panama, at the Summit of the Americas, President Obama and President Raul Castro of Cuba met in the first face-to-face discussion between the two leaders of the two countries in a half-century. Details of what we know regarding what was discussed, and what can be expected to happen in the coming weeks and months.

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WGAN Maine Minute 4/17

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Hear WGAN's Maine Minute, with what you need to know today in Maine.

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FEMA Aid Urged for Winter Blizzard in Washington County

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Maine's congressional delegation is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to add Washington County to a winter storm disaster declaration.

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Clock Ticking on Howard Johnson’s Restaurant in Maine

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) _ There are only two Howard Johnson’s restaurants left, and that number could soon be halved. The…

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Making headlines this week

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

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20 years later: The Oklahoma City bombing

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Sunday marks two decades since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.

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Senator says it’s time to change the face of money

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A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is gaining momentum.

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Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

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The parents of the youngest victim of the marathon bombing urged authorities to take the death penalty off the table.