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Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

In a startling turn, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rose to his feet and apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time Wednesday just before a judge formally sentenced him to death. “I am sorry for the lives that I’ve taken, for the suffering that I’ve caused you, for the damage that I’ve done — irreparable damage,” the 21-year-old college student said in his Russian accent, breaking more than two years of public silence. To the victims, he said: “I pray for your relief, for your healing.” The apology came after Tsarnaev listened impassively for about three hours as a procession of victims and their loved ones lashed out at him for his “cowardly” and “disgusting” acts.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 Col. David Hunt

Every other Thursday, Fox New’s own Military analyst Col. David Hunt joins Ken and Mike to discuss the President’s new proposals on dealing with terrorists and paying ransoms for American peoples.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 Sen. Roger Katz

From Maine’s 24th District, Republican Senator Roger Katz joins Ken and Mike this morning to discuss Mark Eves and the Governor…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

The Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. That trade measure is headed to the White House for his signature. Now it’s back to battles along traditional party lines. To that end, the Republican-controlled House approved a plan Wednesday to block a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, allowing states to opt out of the administration’s carbon emission limits. And then, the Republican-controlling powerful House Appropriations panel adopted a sweeping sequester-mandated spending bill that protects some domestic programs, but slashes others. Obama is demanding equal increases for domestic programs as a condition for signing any of the appropriations bills. Ahh, it’s all getting back to normal quickly.

firsttake

Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 First Take

Today’s top stories for the day include Eves vs. LePage, the Confederate flag, Tsarnaev’s sentencing, Obama handles a heckler and Hannaford’s has been sold then Center Lovell Inn…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

As authorities continue to hunt for the escaped New York prisoners, more details are emerging regarding how they were able to pull off the feat. Monday we heard of perfunctory bed checks, where faces weren’t dutifully identified before moving on to the next cell. Now we hear that hacksaw blade and related tools were hidden inside hamburger meat, put there by their alleged accomplice Joyce Mitchell, who would then store it in the tailor shop fridge at the facility. A prison guard has been identified who brought to meat to the escapees in their cells… which is against the rules… but he says he had no idea hacksaw blades and tools were inside of it. Needless to say, security protocols appear to have gotten a bit sloppy at the Clinton correctional facility.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Eye on Politics

Matt Gagnon and Dennis Bailey in place for Jeremy this morning join Ken and Mike for our weekly Eye on Politics analysis. Today’s main topics include the budget and the legislature…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

On Wednesday, President Obama will announce a major change in policy with regard to Americans being held hostage overseas. The government will no longer threaten criminal prosecution of the families of American hostages who are held abroad by groups like the Islamic State if they attempt to pay ransom for the release of their loved ones. The change is one of many that are intended to fix what the administration has acknowledged is a broken policy on United States captives, a senior administration official said. President Obama ordered the top to bottom review back in November 2014 after an uptick in the hostage-taking of Americans overseas.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

We’ve seen swift movement in the last couple of days regarding the question of whether or not the Confederate Flag should fly on state grounds, with the governors of South Carolina and Virginia calling for its removal from state grounds. But now, retailers and even eBay are weighing in. Walmart, Kmart and Sears, some of the country’s largest retailers, have announced that they will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from their stores. In addition, eBay has announced that it is banning the sale of the Confederate flag and its image

firsttake

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 First Take

Today is the day we affectionately refer to as – Wednesday! The SC confederate flag debate continues, Brady’s appeal, Prison break updates, Welfare reform in Maine fails and other legislative news – Efficiency Maine, New Mkt Cap Investment program and Center Lovell Inn sale investigated…

Local Headlines

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American Folk Festival Underway in Bangor

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The American Folk Festival is underway in Bangor with acts ranging from cowboy music and blue grass to Latin jazz and zydeco.

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Maine Immunization Rates for Toddlers Now Nation’s Highest

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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Maine's toddler immunization rate has surged from below average to the highest in the nation.

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Maine Studying Plan to Transplant Sea Urchins for Fishing

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Maine fishing regulators want to close an area to sea urchin fishing so they can evaluate a plan to transplant the spiny creatures.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars

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The second man to walk on the moon is pushing for a Mars settlement by 2040.

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

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The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.