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Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 Podcast Ali Weinberg

The Obama administration is finding itself on the defensive regarding its ISIS strategy, as the terror group has made recent significant gains in both Iraq and Syria. On Sunday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter went as far as blaming the Iraqi troops for the loss of Ramadi. Meanwhile the president continues to reiterate that there are no plans to send American ground troops to work alongside Iraqis on the front lines, though more hawkish types on Congress continue to insist that there is no other option to turn things around

firsttake

Monday, May 25, 201505/25/2015

5/25/15 First Take

Happy Memorial Day! Today’s topics include the difference between Memorial day and Veterans Days, ISIS kills hundreds in Palmyra, Scarborough road rage – shots fired, Tom Brady rally supported in obituary, Ali-Liston fight anniversary and John Nash, Anne Meara dead…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Bill Nemitz

Bill Nemitz joins Mike and Dennis this morning to discuss a column he wrote for the Press Herald today that focuses on LePage’s hinting permit lottery bill…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

The White House and House leaders urged the Senate on Thursday to take up a bill that would end the National Security Agency’s collection of American phone records while preserving other surveillance powers set to expire June 1. Senators are divided with that deadline nearing for the continued use of counterterrorism provisions that law enforcement officials say are critical. It’s all a bit of a complicated play at this point, and Mary discusses how leaders are hoping or not hoping things work out.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Podcast Lance Dutson

Lance Dutson joins Mike and Dennis this morning to discuss the “Whip Survey”.

“The Whip Count is a project of AsMaineGoes, Maine’s preeminent political discussion site since 1998. AsMaineGoes features an aggregator of daily Maine political news and opinion, a discussion forum with more than 1,800 registered users, and a weekly video show called The Advance Team, a discussion with Maine politicos of the most current issues of the day.”

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

New information about ATM’s…becoming automated *theft* machines…Data thefts at ATMs inside banks up 174 percent so far this year at freestanding non-bank ATM’s, up a whopping 317 percent…making ATM use riskier than it’s been in two decades. Why is data theft so out of control? Experts say he sophistication has grown dramatically in hackers, many extremely sophisticated hacking gangs, because it works. One of the most common ways to steal data is through a skimmer. The device is placed into the machine’s card reader to lift information from the magnetic strip…all while hidden cameras record the user’s pin. The whole thing takes less than 2 minutes. Experts say you can protect yourself by covering your hand while enter your pin number…keeping an eye out for machines that look like they’ve been tampered with…and notifying your bank immediately of any suspicious transactions. Banks are working on security improvements like replacing the magnetic card strip with a chip that’s harder to steal from, but that could be more than two years away.

firsttake

Friday, May 22, 201505/22/2015

5/22/15 First Take

We wrap up the week with Mike and Dennis talking about the DC murder suspect getting caught, Uber expands in Maine…until the government comes after them. Westbrook official who mocked residents will get “sensitivity training”. Josh Duggar of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” admits he molested young girls. Then Maine Senate approves limiting GA to 9 months and the Boy Scout leader says ban on gay adults cannot be sustained.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 21, 201505/21/2015

5/21/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The U.S. government on Wednesday released dozens of documents recovered from the special operations raid that killed Osama bin Laden four years ago. The now declassified documents shed new light on the mindset of Al-Qaeda’s founder, his debates over tactics, his anxiety over Western spying and his fixation with the group’s media image. Among other things, they include correspondences from bin Laden, think tank reports, software and technical manuals for computer programs, and Arabic-language letters to bin Laden’s apparent associates, along with 39 English-language books in which the terror leader apparently took interest. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence called the material “Bin Laden’s Bookshelf”.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 21, 201505/21/2015

5/21/15 Capital Insights

John Baldacci joins Ken and Mike every other Thursday. Today however, he joins Mike and Dennis to discuss LePage and appointment of Congressional Officers and Tax Reform…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 21, 201505/21/2015

5/21/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the White House, FBI Director James Comey and others are concerned about a potential terrorist attack on U.S. soil. The government has increased security at military bases and airports and has notified local law enforcement to be on alert at shopping malls and other places where the public congregates. The holiday weekend opens up many potential “soft” targets with Memorial Day gatherings. Brad will discuss the seriousness of this threat and what should you do if you are going to the Mall or a Memorial Day celebration.

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

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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

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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.