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Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Lawmakers bought themselves a little time, exactly one week in fact, to figure out the DHS funding matter. However, the week’s session will get off to a lousy start, with Democrats claiming they have a deal that Speaker Boehner would put a clean funding bill on the floor, while Republicans say there is no such deal.

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Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

February has ended, leaving new records for cold temperatures in the Northeast, and still other records for warmth out West. Then there are the snowfall records, most notably in Boston.

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Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 Podcast Ali Weinberg

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out at the end of the day Friday. If no deal is reached, essential security personnel would still report to work, but there would be no money to pay them during the funding lapse… that’s the vast majority of the 243,000 agency employees. There may have been some developments in the Senate Thursday night, and Ali will have the latest for you this morning.

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Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

The ISIS terrorist who has become known as “Jihadi John” and shown in brutal execution videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti national from a West London suburb. British authorities had wanted to keep it secret for operational reasons and what they were trying to do was to lure him into calling home, thinking he would call back to his family in West London and perhaps they would be able to track down his location in Syria. President Obama is vowing to get this man and bring him to justice.

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Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

“Jihadi John”, identified as Mohammed Emwazi, is a Kuwaiti-born British man in his mid-20s, who was previously known to British security services. He was born in Kuwait and comes from a middle-class family in London, where he grew up and graduated with a computer programming degree. Emwazi first appeared in a video last August, when he apparently killed the US journalist James Foley and is thought to have appeared in others.

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Thursday, February 26, 201502/26/2015

2/26/15 Podcast John Baldacci

This Thursday is Capital Insights with John Baldacci. John calls in today to talk with Ken and Mike about the state’s budget and the recent spotlight on the welfare system.

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Thursday, February 26, 201502/26/2015

2/26/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

Homeland Security Shutdown – Should you be Worried? With the funding deadline looming, Brad discusses what exactly would happen if it is allowed to pass without any action.

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Thursday, February 26, 201502/26/2015

2/26/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Tick tock. Tick tock. That’s the sound of the clock running out for funding of the Department of Homeland Security. Funds run out at the end of the day Friday. As of this writing, the logjam continues. Into late Wednesday, the legislative maneuverings and offers continued, and Mary fills you in on where things currently stand, and the prognosis for this particular piece of legislation.

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Wednesday, February 25, 201502/25/2015

2/25/15 Podcast Eye on Politics

It’s Wednesday, our Eye on Politics analysis with Jeremy Fisher and Matt Gagnon discuss this morning’s earlier interviews with Mayor…

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Wednesday, February 25, 201502/25/2015

2/25/15 Podcast Michael Brennan

Portland Mayor Michael Brennan talks with the guys about the GA program and the recent audit findings for Portland’s general…

Local Headlines

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$9M for Projects to Mitigate Climate Change Threats

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering $9 million in grants to help coastal communities…

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Maine Docs to Provide More Than 13,000 State Park Passes

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine primary care physicians are giving out more than 13,000 free Maine State Park Passes starting…

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Crackdown on Seat Belt Law Underway in Maine

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Law enforcement officials are cracking down on seat belt scofflaws in Maine. More than 50 law…

National Headlines

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Visitors to NYC’s World Trade Center can ‘see forever’

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The center's new observatory opens Friday, offering spectacular views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Egg prices jump as impact of bird flu begins pinching supply

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The price of eggs has risen by as much as 58 percent, as farmers battle a bird flu that has killed millions of hens.

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Republicans looking for a few good ‘losers’ in 2016

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As the next presidential election cycle begins the goal isn't necessarily to win every race, but to improve the performance of the Republican ticket overall.

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Making headlines this week

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