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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.

firsttake

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.

morning-news-podcast

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.

firsttake

Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 First Take

Ken and Mike kick off this week with controvorsy over the confederate flag, NY prison break updated, New Orleans cop killing, Uber and guns then Sharks in Maine and Spieth wins US Open…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 19, 201506/19/2015

6/19/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

NBC made it official. Brian Williams will not return to his job as “Nightly News” anchor following his suspension for misrepresenting himself, but will be given a second chance with the company as a breaking news anchor at the cable network MSNBC. Williams said he was sorry for saying things that weren’t true, and apologized to colleagues and viewers. But the damage was done. He’s recorded an interview with Matt Lauer, which will air Friday morning on The Today Show. Lester Holt, who has been subbing for Williams since his suspension in February, will officially take over as anchor at “Nightly News.”

Local Headlines

in Local

Maine Group Done Collecting Submissions For New Bay Advocate

WGAN IMAGE

An environmental organization is done collecting applications for a new baykeeper to advocate for Casco Bay in Maine.

in Local

Rescued Hiker Recounts Ordeal in Maine’s Baxter State Park

GENERIC HIKING

A 78-year-old hiker from Virginia who went missing in Maine's Baxter State Park says he survived on granola bars, water and his backwoods skills for three days until he was rescued.

in Local

Police Chief Says He’s Sorry Former Officer Not Charged

GENERIC POLICE CAR

A police chief in Maine says he is sorry the state's attorney general declined to charge a former police officer with sexually abusing a teenager.

National Headlines

in National

Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony among frontrunners for new $10 bill

God Money

Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

in Lifestyle, National

Smoking rate continues to fall

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The smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year, down from about 18 percent in 2013.

in National

Regulations could mean healthier ‘happy meals’ for kids

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Lawmakers in NYC are proposing regulations requiring fast food meals that come with a toy include a serving of fruit, vegetable, or whole grain and limit the meal to no more than 500 calories.

in National, World

In Alaska, Obama paints doomsday picture

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Obama will spend the second day of his Alaska tour in the picturesque coastal town of Seward, named after President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State William Seward, who negotiated the purchase of Alaska in 1867 from Russia.