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Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 First Take

Today is the day we affectionately refer to as – Wednesday! The SC confederate flag debate continues, Brady’s appeal, Prison break updates, Welfare reform in Maine fails and other legislative news – Efficiency Maine, New Mkt Cap Investment program and Center Lovell Inn sale investigated…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

Local Headlines

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Stephen King to Receive National Medal of Arts

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Horror writer Stephen King is going to the White House.

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Report: Maine Trooper Fired, Killed Gunman, in Self-Defense

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Attorney General Janet Mills says an investigation concluded a Maine trooper who killed a man last year in Ludlow was justified in using deadly force.

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Forecast: Sun, Cars For Labor Day Weekend in Maine

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The weekend forecast calls for sun, and heavy traffic, on the Maine Turnpike.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Gunman kills one student, wounds two others at Sacramento college

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One student was killed and two others injured after a fistfight at a Sacramento community college escalated into a shooting.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 4

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

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US employers add 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 pct.

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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve.