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Friday, July 31, 201507/31/2015

7/31/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Police in Pennsylvania are searching for a jail inmate suspected of killing a woman after walking away from a work-release program in the western part of the state. Robert Crissman, 38, ran from the jail about 6:30 a.m. Thursday while delivering meals to other inmates. Crissman was in prison on a drug charge probation violation, and was not considered violent. Not anymore. In a news conference Thursday night, the DA said he left the jail and went right to the home on 110 Rayburn Road. A man in the house then left for work, but came home later and found the body of his girlfriend, 55-year-old Tammy Long. The cause of death remains under investigation. The DA added that the couple did not know that Mr. Crissman was an escaped prisoner, but knew him as an acquaintance.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, July 31, 201507/31/2015

7/31/15 Podcast Shushannah Walsh

For some it will be hold your own, and show that you are presidential material. For others, it will be to break out of the logjam at the bottom, and get more in play as a credible threat. Shushannah takes a look at who has the most riding on this first debate, and what strategies they will likely employ to get what they need out of this major national exposure.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, July 31, 201507/31/2015

7/31/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Science has picked up the ball that common courtesy could not hold onto. Faced with increasing numbers of dog owners who did not properly pick up after their dogs, a community group voted to have all neighborhood dogs submit their DNA, so when some of their business was left behind, it could be tested, and the culprit scientifically identified, and we should add, fined $250. While some at first worried that they could be framed by enemies who might poach the poop from the wastebasket, the program has apparently worked very effectively, and may be a model for other neighborhoods facing similar problems.

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Friday, July 31, 201507/31/2015

7/31/15 Podcast Ryan Burrow

The former University of Cincinnati police officer indicted in the shooting death of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop was in a Hamilton County court briefly on Thursday. Ray Tensing entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of murder. Tensing has said he was justified in shooting and killing Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black motorist, after a traffic stop. A video shown by the prosecutor played a big part in his indictment, but Tensing’s defense attorney says a second body camera shows the officer on the ground at one point during the encounter, and being dragged by DuBose’s vehicle. Tensing was released after posting bail, described as being in a state of shock.

firsttake

Friday, July 31, 201507/31/2015

7/31/15 First Take

Phil Harriman and Ken wrap up the week with the Malaysia airline, Vetogate, Eves sues LePage, Planned Parenthood then Michaud gets a job and…Cecil the Lion…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The New England Patriots and their star quarterback fired back at the NFL Wednesday after the league denied Tom Brady’s deflate-gate appeal. Tom Brady said he did nothing wrong and said it was “disappointing” his four-game suspension was upheld. For his part, Patriots owner Robert Kraft used stronger language saying the decision was “unfathomable”; that he thought accepting the million dollar fine and draft pick forfeitures imposed on the team over deflated footballs would make it easier for the commissioner to ease Brady’s punishment but Kraft said he was wrong to put his faith in the league. The player’s union said it would attempt now to get the suspension overturned in court.

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Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

FBI arrests for attempting to provide support to ISIS seem to be an everyday occurrence lately. Part of this frequency appears to be attributed to a change in strategy by authorities. The FBI is now apprehending people suspected of being Islamic State sympathizers soon after they hit the government’s radar, rather than observing first. This, in response to recent efforts by ISIS to inspire Americans to commit violence. Brad discusses this strategic shift. Also, the shootings in Charleston and Lafayette, brings attention to problems inherent in the firearms background check system. And finally, police officer charged with murder in Cincinnati, done in by his own body-cam. Brad on whether the push is on for departments around the country to add dash and body-cams, and whether it will also put new scrutiny on campus police departments.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 Capital Insights

Every other Thursday morning we have former 2-term Maine Governor John Baldacci on the show to discuss various topics floating in Maine’s political storm. Today, John follows up LePage’s in-studio interview with Ken and Matt Gagnon…

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Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 Podcast Gov. Paul LePage

LePage is in the studio this morning with Ken and Matt Gagnon. On this special podcast, Ken and Matt question the Governor about his staff’s actions during the formation of the budget, the “Pocket-Vetos” and the raises given to the Commissioners in the Legislature and his involvement in Charter Schools in Maine…

firsttake

Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 First Take

Ken and Matt Gagnon kick off today’s show with the Malasian airplane…found? Did LePage know about the budget talks?, Tom Brady, Cincinnati cop charged with murder then Trump accused of not liking breastfeeding mothers and Joe Baldacci running for congress…

Local Headlines

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Maine Court: Anti-Gay Marriage Group Must Disclose Donors

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Maine's highest court has rejected a national anti-gay marriage group's latest effort to shield the donors who backed its effort to repeal Maine's gay marriage law.

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Texas Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Transporting Child Porn

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A federal judge in Maine is ruling that a Texas man will spend 14 years in prison for transporting child pornography.

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Maine Landlord in Fatal Fire Case Due in Court in November

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The owner of a Portland, Maine, apartment building where six people died in a fire is due back in court on Nov. 20.

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More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

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Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

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Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

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There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail.

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Major U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

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Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 4

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.