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Wednesday, June 3, 201506/03/2015

6/3/15 Travis Roy

“Travis Roy, former hockey star and prominent supporter of spinal cord injury research and services, is returning to Maine to be honored with the 2015 Mission Award by The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness on June 4 in South Portland. The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness, a Portland-based nonprofit organization, will also honor UNUM with its Community Partner Award.”

Travis joins Ken and Mike today to discuss his heroic and inspirational journey…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 3, 201506/03/2015

6/3/15 Eye On Politics

Matt and Jeremy join Ken and Mike today in our weekly¬†Eye on Politics. This week’s topics include LePage and the legislative offices as well as the unfinished budget…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 3, 201506/03/2015

6/3/15 Senator Saviello

Tom Saviello joins Ken and Mike today to discuss¬†phone records and Eyewitness Accounts Show Rep. Fredette Removed Himself from Talks at the State House…

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Wednesday, June 3, 201506/03/2015

6/3/15 Lauren LePage

Daughter of the infamous Governor and Director of Maine People Before Politics, Lauren LePage calls in to the show today to discuss her “robo-calls” to Maine people attacking the Senate President Mike Thibodeau and accusing him of conspiring with D’s to defeat the Gov’s budget proposal…

firsttake

Wednesday, June 3, 201506/03/2015

6/3/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, NSA ends phone surveillance, LePage tax reford, Lauren LePage attack dog, LePage to veto gun law, Last call bill fails in legislature, Brennan to run for re election, Rules for Caitlyn Jenner…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The man who’s been leading TSA for the past 4 months, has now been demoted. It’s in the wake of an ABC News report highlighting miserable security screening at airports across the country. ABC broke the story Monday morning that TSA screeners were not able to catch mock explosives and other potential weapons in 95 percent of recent tests. Now, the acting head of TSA, Melvin Carraway, has been reassigned to homeland security headquarters.

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Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

There is a new ABC News/Washington post poll out on the 2016 presidential contenders and it shows Hillary Clinton losing steam. The findings are embargoed until 7am, but Mary has been studying them throughout the night and has every detail. Mary will also have the latest from the NSA beat talking about the repercussions of the shutdown of the program that gathers and searches American’s phone records thanks to parts of the Patriot Act expiration. Other expired components include so-called roving wire taps which allow law enforcement to follow a terrorist and not just on one phone; the Lone Wolf Tracking that allows Investigators to track a suspect without a subpoena, necessitating a court appearance for each case. FBI Director James Comey says without those tools they are lost. Some of the provisions will be reinstated later this week by congress, but law enforcement says the job of keeping the country safe will be that much tougher.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

Its Tuesday and Trey Hardin joins Ken and Mike for our weekly discussion. Today’s main topic includes the presidential race.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

It seems like everyone is talking about Caitlyn Jenner. Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner dominated social media Monday, setting records. The brand new Caitlyn Jenner Twitter account became the fastest ever to earn a million followers. It took just four hours. Previous record was the @POTUS account, the personal account of the President – a million followers in under 5 hours a few weeks ago. Everyone from Ellen DeGeneres to Maria Shriver to Monica Lewinsky Tweeted support to Caitlyn, 1.5 million tweets and counting.

firsttake

Tuesday, June 2, 201506/02/2015

6/2/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, Budget talks stall in Maine, No permit concealed weapons closer to passage, TSA fails to identify weapons, Bruce Jenner on Vanity Fair (Kaitlyn Jenner) then Efficiency Maine finally gets fixed and Convictioin for threat on Facebook gets overturned…

Local Headlines

in Local

York County Sheriff Sues Over Pay Cut

GENERIC COURT LARGE

The York County sheriff is suing the county's commissioners, saying they illegally slashed his salary by more than $15,000.

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Maine Land Giveaway Essay Contest Abandoned

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A Maine woman holding an essay contest to give away 47 acres of woodlands she owns has abandoned the effort because she did not get enough entries.

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Defendants Seek Dismissal of Bangor Wrongful Death Lawsuit

GENERIC COURT LARGE

The defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a Bangor man who died several days after police subdued him with a stun gun have asked a judge to dismiss the suit.

National Headlines

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Americans report improved health, better healthcare

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The study of more than 500,000 Americans found improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescriptions, and overall health since late 2013.

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Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

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Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

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U.S. homeownership hits 35 year-low, renting in vogue

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The drop in ownership underscores the damage inflicted on housing by the recession and the economy's subsequent slow recovery from the downturn.

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U.S., Turkey weigh which Syrian rebels to support in border area

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The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian rebels they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border.