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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

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Every year, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression hands out their Jefferson Muzzles, the awards given to those who provocatively have attempted to muzzle free speech. While many of them are from major news events you’ll easily recall, the Center went to lengths this year to award some unique, quirky, and little known incidents as well. Like the prosecutor who went after a teenager for posting a photo of his crotch near a religious statue. A New Jersey college suspending a professor for wearing a Game Of Thrones inspired tee shirt. An Illinois mayor who ordered a man’s house raided for creating a Twitter parody account of his honor. Scott has the list of winners

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Sen. Roger Katz

Senator Roger Katz is currently serving his third term in the Maine State Senate and he currently represents Senate District 15. Senator Katz joins Ken and MIke to discuss the fate of leased buildings in Augusta being used by state legislation…

Local Headlines

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Lawyer in Defamation Case Says Client was Hero in Haiti

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A lawyer in a Maine defamation case says his client was a hero for children in…

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9-Year-old Boy Killed in Fatal Fire in Hermon, Maine

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Authorities say a 9-year-old boy is dead and a 10-year-old girl is in critical condition following a fire in Hermon, Maine.

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Spring Trial for Man Charged in Pregnant Girlfriend’s Death

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Prosecutors say the trial of a Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend in Maine is expected in spring 2016.

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Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

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It is the fourth time the parties have extended the terms of the interim deal, which was struck in November 2013 and provided Iran with limited sanctions relief in exchange for a halt to the production of uranium enriched to a purity level of 20 percent.

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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

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It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on — an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.

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U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition

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President Barack Obama pledged to increase support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war and said the U.S. needs to do more to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers.

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Boston bomber wants a new trial

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death, filed a motion in federal court on Monday seeking a new trial.