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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The penalty phase for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber begins Tuesday in Boston. His guilt was never in doubt. His punishment is a far more open question. The family of the attack’s youngest victim has gone on record against the death penalty but others impacted by the bombings say it’s the only appropriate punishment. Massachusetts does not have the death penalty so jurors in this federal case are considering it for the first time

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Every year, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression hands out their Jefferson Muzzles, the awards given to those who provocatively have attempted to muzzle free speech. While many of them are from major news events you’ll easily recall, the Center went to lengths this year to award some unique, quirky, and little known incidents as well. Like the prosecutor who went after a teenager for posting a photo of his crotch near a religious statue. A New Jersey college suspending a professor for wearing a Game Of Thrones inspired tee shirt. An Illinois mayor who ordered a man’s house raided for creating a Twitter parody account of his honor. Scott has the list of winners

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Sen. Roger Katz

Senator Roger Katz is currently serving his third term in the Maine State Senate and he currently represents Senate District 15. Senator Katz joins Ken and MIke to discuss the fate of leased buildings in Augusta being used by state legislation…

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

As we kick off every week, Portland Press Herald’s Statehouse Bureau-Chief Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike to discuss the recently withdrawn “religious freedom” bill and other legislation going on in Augusta…

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

All told, some 18 announced and likely Republican presidential candidates were in New Hampshire this past weekend for a forum, and virtually all of the focus was on the President Obama, rather than the Dems odds-on favorite to be their opponent, Hillary Clinton. In any case, that’s a lot of candidates, a lot of speeches to take in, and a lot of impact to analyze. If there is anything to take away from the weekend, we’ll let Steve figure it out. Oh, and Clinton is heading there Monday.

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

On Friday, President Obama had some choice words for the U.S. Senate, regarding the delay in getting his Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch confirmed, calling it “ridiculous.” We may actually see some progress on that front this week. As far as Monday’s docket, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE is the president’s guest at the White House, to talk economics, Iran, the region, and of course ISIS.

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

Portland Press Herald’s very own Bill Nemitz joins Ken and Mike this week to discuss bills being introduced in Maine that aren’t exactly targeting things that need to be addressed in government itself….

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Matt Schlobohm

Matt Schlobohm of the Maine AFL-CIO will join Ken and Mike to talk about the newly proposed Minimum-wage referendum in Maine….

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. In all, 168 people were killed, including 19 children, after Timothy McVeigh parked a rental truck loaded with explosives outside the building and walked away. The smoke has cleared and the horrific sound of the blast has faded, but the event echoes through the city’s psyche. Jim was in Oklahoma City on April 19th, 1995, and covered McVeigh’s subsequent trial in Denver. Ryan is back in Oklahoma City to discuss the lasting impact of the event on the community

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

From celebrated NFL player to prison inmate…Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, 25, was convicted on Wednesday of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was convicted in a deadly late-night shooting in 2013 of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old landscaper and amateur weekend football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancĂ©e. The conviction sealed the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. The mandatory sentence of life without parole automatically triggers an appeal to Massachusetts’ highest court

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Bill to Bar Shackling of Pregnant Inmates Advances in Maine

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A Maine legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would prohibit the shackling of pregnant inmates.

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WGAN Maine Minute 4/24

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

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Effort to Repeal Clean Election Law Faces Opposition

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A proposal to ask voters whether they want to repeal Maine's Clean Election law has received a cool response from a legislative committee.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

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The problem was found through customer complaints.

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Jurors get day off in Boston bombing deliberations

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Federal prosecutions have rested their case in the penalty phase of the federal trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants

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American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn, who faced treason charges in the U.S., was killed in a drone strike.