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Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

On Wednesday, Aaron attended a briefing by NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton concerning preparedness for any possible terrorist activity over the July 4 holiday in New York City. Of course, when it comes to concerns regarding terrorist attacks, New York City realizes it is as high profile as one can get, so the precautions are extraordinary. More to the point, Aaron received a first hand sense of the overall concern from officials, and can relate his impressions to you Thursday morning.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Capital Insights

Every other Thursday, 2 term former Maine Governor John Baldacci joins Mike and Dennis this morning to discuss the budget, legislature and LePage…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Podcast Kenneth Moton

President Obama will be speaking about the economy in Wisconsin on Thursday. He’ll be doing so after the release of May’s jobs report, which is expected to bring some more good news. He’ll also be in Gov. Scott Walker’s state. Walker will soon be announcing his run for the presidency, and he has been on the receiving end of criticism regarding his tax and spending cuts, which critics are blaming in part for a sluggish Wisconsin economy. One suspects the president may use the occasion to lob a couple shots across the bow of the 2016 hopeful.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

Why is this July 4th Security Alert different from previous ones? Law enforcement and security experts are privately saying that they are more concerned about a terrorist attack this July 4th than in the past. With our July 4th falling during the Muslim observance of Ramadan, the one year anniversary of ISIS and ISIS leaders calling for attacks, many security officials are concerned about the real possibility of an attack. With recent terrorist events in France, Kuwait and Tunisia, U.S. officials are deploying law enforcement to potential targets before July 4th. Brad discusses the types of potential targets authorities consider of most concern.

firsttake

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 First Take

Dennis in place of Ken on this Thursday morning. Today’s topics covered this morning are the investigation of Gov. LePage, LePage endorsing Christie, Collins endorses Jeb Bush, Lewiston cuts GA to asylum seekers, Prison break update then Stephen King wants LePage to resign and TV Land pulls Dukes of Hazard off air…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Three Clinton County Correctional Facility executives and nine security staff employees have been put on administrative leave as part of the ongoing investigation into the escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt from the maximum security prison. What role, if any, they played was not made clear but the prison break exposed a culture that may have laid the groundwork for the June 6th escape. Sweat, who is now in fair condition after being shot twice by police over the weekend, told investigators he and Matt planned to drive to Mexico before their alleged prison staff accomplice let them down.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Eye on Politics

Every Wednesday, Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fischer join Ken and Mike to analyze political goings on over the week. Today’s topics include Mark Eves and LePage and the budget…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

State lawmakers in South Carolina next week sit down to consider Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the lawn of the state capitol. The Oklahoma State Supreme Court, meanwhile, has ordered that a stone Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the grounds of the capitol in Oklahoma City. By a margin of 7-2, the court decided Tuesday that the granite tablet violates the Oklahoma Constitution by using public money or property to directly or indirectly benefit a “church denomination or system of religion.” ABC’s Jim Ryan covers the region and will have the latest.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes. The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of embassies following the Dec. 17 announcement that they would move to restore ties.

firsttake

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 First Take

This Wednesday morning’s topics include the Budget veto being overridden, the Oversight committee to investigate LePage and Eves gets 30k, NY prison break information – They went back in the prison! Cuba embassies to open then Christie announces then will be in Portland; Bush releases tax returns and in sports – US Women win World Cup match against Germany…

Local Headlines

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Gas Prices Drop Nearly a Dime in Maine

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Gas prices in Maine have fallen nearly a dime per gallon in the past week.

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Man Who Drove Through Dunkin Donuts Identified

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) Police in Maine say an 81-year-old man and five others were injured after he drove his minivan through the window of a Dunkin' Donuts store.

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The Hunt Is On For Maine’s Black Bears As Season Begins

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Maine's annual season for hunting black bears is beginning with hunters heading to the woods to check sites baited for bruins.

National Headlines

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Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska

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Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

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Overall scores are higher than expected, though below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

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U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft

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Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between the world's two largest economies.

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Better forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

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The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago.