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firsttake

Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

There will be a Senate Showdown over the Patriot Act this weekend. Lawmakers return to the capitol at 4pm ET on Sunday and will review whether to extend the Patriot Act or reform it. It could come down to the final hour. And Hillary Clinton is holding closed events in Florida, but it’s her close friends coming under scrutiny again, with news that ally Sid Blumenthal was on the Clinton Foundation payroll earning ten thousand dollars a month while he also provided advice to then-Secretary of State Clinton on Libya. Last week Clinton said Blumenthal was an old friend, and that from time to time he did send her unsolicited emails.

firsttake

Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 First Take

Thank Bhudda its Friday! Concealed weapon permits are in the legislature, Lepage proposes bars opening until 2, Public testify about Biddeford police sex abuse, LePage’s PUC appointee blocked then Committee blocks bill to expand tax credits and Lindsay Lohan off of probation after eight years…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

US officials, on Wednesday, said the arrest of 14 people on corruption charges is just the beginning of their investigation into FIFA, the governing body of world soccer. But will anything change? FIFA says it plans to go ahead with elections scheduled for Friday, as scheduled, when controversial leader Sepp Blatter appears poised to win a fifth term. The organization also says it has no plans to move the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. But if sponsors start to back away, will FIFA be forced to change…something?

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

The Federal Judge presiding over the case involving Hillary Clinton’s 55,000 emails from the State Department ruled on Wednesday that they should be released on a “rolling” basis. Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered that on or before January 29, 2016, all of the documents eligible for release be posted on the State Department’s website. The release will start on June 30, with more posted every 30 days until the January 29 deadline.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 On The Hunt

Col. Hunt joins Ken and MIke today to discuss possible answers to the threat of ISIS. Is military action the only solution?

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

Imagine a group that have Saddam’s former military as their trainers, his ruthless intelligence service controlling ISIS soldiers and the general population, now dominating a majority of Syria and a significant portion of Iraq. That is ISIS. With 50 to 100 recruits arriving each week, programmed to kill everyone who does not follow their interpretation of Islam, they are capturing the minds of youth around the world. Brad discusses the threat and appeal of ISIS as well as how our current approach to fighting them is showing signs of not being an effective long term solution.

firsttake

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 First Take

Today’s First Take…Police still looking for Old Port shooters, LePage proposes appointing top three state officers, Senate overrides teen drivers decal proposal, Muhammad cartoon artist wants cartoon on buses in DC then Cold case unit proposal pending in legislature and…Chimps have rights too?

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 Podcast Dr. Coradini

Dr. Marcello Coradini, Speaking at the upcoming Salvation Army event being held at USM is joining Ken and Mike to discuss his experience with the European Space Agency and the possibility of discovering extraterrestrials.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 Eye on Politics

Matt and Jeremy join the show today to discuss Maine, Native Americans and the Budget…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Obama’s strategy to combat ISIS has come under increasing attack. And it hasn’t been just Republicans and foreign foes doing the attacking. On Tuesday, France warned that the US led coalition’s strategy against ISIS … of which it was the first nation to sign up…is not working, and more needs to be done to stop the division of Iraq or Syria or both. Then there’s Ryan Crocker, a former US ambassador to Iraq and the man the White House appointed to try to fix Afghanistan. In a withering critique of the President, Crocker said that “our (read Obama’s) inaction since 2011 — and I mean political inaction more than military — leads us to today.”

Local Headlines

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Stormy Weather Leads to Rare Tornado Warning in Maine

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The National Weather Service says it issued a rare tornado warning for part of Maine including Pittsfield as a series of thunderstorms moved across the state.

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Probe Sought into Claim that LePage Forced Official’s Ouster

LEPAGE WELAFRE

Two Democratic Maine lawmakers want the state's watchdog agency to investigate claims that Republican Gov. Paul LePage forced the president of the World Acadian Congress to resign.

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Maine Health Department Nixes Grant to Fund Well Water Tests

GENERIC WATER POLLUTION

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services says it will no longer accept a grant established to fund well water tests for arsenic.

National Headlines

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IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

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The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

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Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders, employees

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The policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations will still be permitted to exclude gay adults.

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Kerry warns Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

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The Republican-controlled Congress has until Sept. 17 either to endorse or reject the agreement.

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Human trafficking report blacklists Thailand, raises awareness about modern day slavery

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The State Department's annual report highlights the world's worst human-trafficking centers.