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Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

New England quarterback Tom Brady will appeal the punishment handed down to him by the NFL directly to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday in New York City. The Deflate-Gate saga may finally be drawing to a close. Brady has still denied any wrongdoing, and in the room everyone would wish they could have a seat in, will no doubt be pressed by Goodell to turn over texts he sent to those Patriots employees who have been linked to the scandal. No word on when a decision on the appeal will be announced.

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Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

A new front has opened in the search for two the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. Forensic evidence has led police to a hunting camp about 20 miles from the prison where Richard Matt and David Sweat cut their way out earlier this month. DNA samples taken from food found at the site reportedly matched both escapees. Police started searching the area in the northern Adirondacks after someone reported seeing a person fleeing the hunting camp. The new focus came as police concluded a search 400 miles to the west in communities along the Pennsylvania state line.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Bruce Poliquin

Congressman Bruce Poliquin joins Ken and Mike to talk about ObamaCare, trade and the Togus Report this morning…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

With news on the GoP race and the confederate flag, Trey Hardin from ABC joins us as he does every Tuesday for this weekly podcast.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed. The Republican’s about-face comes after nine black church members were gunned down, allegedly by a young white man who embraced the flag as a symbol of white supremacy. The flag has flown in front of the state capitol for 15 years after being moved from atop the Statehouse dome. U.S. Sens. Lindsay Graham and Tim Scott, an African-American appointed by Haley, were standing with Haley during her announcement. When she finished, she hugged Scott and South Carolina’s only other black congressman, Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn.

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Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 First Take

Today’s First Take Topics include the Confederate flag, Obama uses N word, Tom Brady, Legislative news – Hayrides, GA for asylum seekers, Peoples referendums, Maine New Mkt program then NY prison break updated and Angus King has cancer…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

In the wake of the church shooting in Charleston, once again the debate over gun control rolls to the fore. Of course there have been other mass shootings, yet no discernable movement has come in regards to gun control, despite the urging of many. And once the national media rolled into Charleston, those confederate flags were noticed, and that too, given the racist element of the attack, is now drawing renewed scrutiny. Both issues with passionate defenders and detractors, and a wide divide between them.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau-Chief, Steve Mistler – Joins Ken and Mike this Monday morning to discuss the budget and secrecy in the Legislature…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Well, actually, maybe several of you already have. But on Capitol Hill, they still are. In fact this week, the strategy is to get the Senate to split their version of the bill into two pieces, the fast-track authority for the TPP, and the workers assistance TAA. If they do that, well the House has already approved the fast-track authority, so its done. However, Senate Democrats want to know for sure that if they allow this, the TAA part, the U.S. workers assistance package, will then also be approved by the House. The White House and the GOP says no problem. Dems aren’t so sure.

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Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search across the state. About 300 law enforcement officers searched the neighboring towns of Amity and Friendship, a mountainous, rural area 350 miles from the prison, as two men who resembled the convicts were spotted Saturday near a railroad line that runs along a county road. The two convicts have now been on the lam for over two weeks.

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.