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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

It’s Friday, Portland Press Herald’s own Bill Nemitz joins Mike and Dennis today to talk about his recently written column focusing on free tuition for Maine National Guard members…

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

On Thursday President Obama announced that an American counterterrorism mission back in January killed two aid workers held by al-Qaeda, including an American identified as Warren Weinstein. The men were killed during a mission that targeted an al-Qaeda compound in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. While taking full responsibility for the incident the President said that the initial assessment indicates that the operation was fully consistent with the guidelines under which conduct counterterrorism efforts are conducted in the region. The White House is reviewing its protocol for counterterrorism operations

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Capital Insights with John Baldacci

Every other Thursday, John Baldacci joins the show today to talk with Dennis and Mike about the news on Maine’s tax reform PR battle and the current minimum wage debate…

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

Every week, it seems, we hear “person(s) arrested for trying to join ISIS.” The Justice Department holds a press conference, while noting the real threat aspect, emphasizing that nobody was ever in any danger. We’re starting to get used to it. Brad takes a closer look at this recent uptick in terrorism arrests. Are these all sting operations? How do investigators first learn of these individuals? What federal law enforcement division is leading the charge, and how prevalent is this activity around the country. Are there dozens or even hundreds of individuals to be concerned about? And what activity exactly rises to the level of a crime?

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

The IRS’ overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama’s health law. For those who weren’t disconnected, only 40 percent actually got through to a person. And many of those people had to wait on hold for more than 30 minutes, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Wednesday. The number of disconnected callers spiked just as taxpayers were being hit with new requirements under the health law. Last year, by comparision, the phone system dropped just 360,000 calls.

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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

In an interview on Tuesday, President Obama said he has spent the past six and a half years yanking the country out of the worst recession since the Great Depression, citing most of his policy accomplishments and initiatives as all geared towards improving the economy. And part of that effort gets a big test in the Senate on Wednesday, as his trade agenda, which many liberals and labor unions vehemently oppose, comes up for vote in committee. The president hit back at fellow Democrats who oppose his trade initiatives, saying they have their facts wrong. Also on Tuesday, Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday on that human-trafficking bill that should finally clear the way for the long-stalled vote on President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.

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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/22/15 Eye on Politics

It’s Wednesday, so Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fischer join Ken and Mike this morning to discuss news from LePage and the budget…

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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/22/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

One father has made the decision to monitor his daughter’s walk to school in a rather untraditional way – by use of drone. The revelation has raised the question whether this is a creative new parenting technique, or simply going too far. While new technology provides the means for parents to keep watch of their children, many wonder where a line should be drawn.

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

There are allegations in an upcoming book regarding donations to the Clinton Foundation and speaking fees given to President Bill Clinton while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. The charge is that those that made donations, or paid speaking fees, were in turn afforded preferential treatment from the Obama administration thru the State Department. When questioned about the allegations at the White House briefing Monday by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Press Secretary Josh Earnest would not categorically deny the charges, other to say that he isn’t aware of any evidence of such occurring. It was the kind of obtuse response which ensures the questions won’t go away.

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The penalty phase for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber begins Tuesday in Boston. His guilt was never in doubt. His punishment is a far more open question. The family of the attack’s youngest victim has gone on record against the death penalty but others impacted by the bombings say it’s the only appropriate punishment. Massachusetts does not have the death penalty so jurors in this federal case are considering it for the first time

Local Headlines

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Ridership on Maine-Nova Scotia Ferry up 26 Percent in June

NOVA FERRY ARRIVES

The company that operates Maine-to-Nova Scotia ferry service says ridership in June was 26 percent higher than the same month last year.

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Police: 3 Men Arrested in Connection With Burglary Spree

GENERIC JEWELRY

Police say three men have been charged in connection with a string of business burglaries in three Maine towns.

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Declaration of Independence Signer Being Remembered

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

A signer of the Declaration of Independence is being remembered with a granite memorial stone and bronze plaque.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the biggest headlines this week and the stories you may have missed.

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

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A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.