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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

While he may have been protesting campaign finance reform, what he was more successful at was opening a pretty decent sized can of worms regarding security at the Capitol building. The individual, who provided a video to a local Tampa Bay newspaper detailing his preparation and plan of action, was promptly arrested. But of course the question that lawmakers will be concerning themselves with, and for the obvious reasons, is how did he get as far as he did. One suspects some hearings on the matter in the not too distant future. Brad on whether this was simply a security failure, or a new challenge, or a bit of both

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Barack Obama is drawing contrasts between his tax policies and those of the Republican leaders in Congress. Obama says he has proposed cutting taxes for working families while Republicans want to cut them for the wealthiest families. Obama used Wednesday’s federal income tax filing deadline to draw attention to his proposals to help families pay for child care, college tuition and retirement. Congress hasn’t embraced any of the president’s ideas, has given no indication that they ever plan to, and with the gyrocopter incident, Wednesday’s sounding board was quite muted.

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Leon Spear

Caught on tape driving his School Bus, Leon Spear joins Ken and MIke this morning in the wake of a bicyclist’s headcam video showing them riding closely on the road and having a heated exchange of words…

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. There will be a moment of silence at 2:49pm, marking the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line on April 15, 2013. The trial has been suspended until after this year’s marathon, with Patriots Day arriving this Monday.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

Wednesday afternoon, President Obama made it official, and informed Congress that he will remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Shortly after that, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved compromise legislation worked out with the White House that would allow lawmakers to review and potentially reject whatever Iran nuke deal is signed. The developments somewhat overshadowed the president’s earlier meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abad, who got $200 million in humanitarian aid, but not the greater military support he had requested

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Eye on Politics

It’s Wednesday and we hear from Jeremy FIsher minus Matt Gagnon to discuss religious freedom among various bills and the recent proposal for one in Maine.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

While President Obama’s effort to raise the US minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has gotten nowhere, a national coalition of low-wage fast-food and retail workers is taking its demand for a huge pay hike off the current minimum wage to the streets Wednesday. The group promises it will be “the largest low-wage worker strike in history.” Wednesday’s one-day strike will push for a $15 minimum wage, being April 15th and all, and comes after some major companies like Walmart and McDonalds announced wage increases for their workers… but not sufficient to quell this campaign.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

The Tulsa Co. Sheriff’s reserve deputy who shot a man to death earlier this month has turned himself in to be charged with 2nd-Degree Manslaughter. 73-year-old Bob Bates insists that he shot Eric Harris after mistakenly drawing his revolver instead of his stun gun. The entire incident was captured by a body camera worn by an officer who was trying to arrest Harris during a gun-purchase sting. Bates has posted bond and left the jail in Tulsa, even as the Harris family demands answers about the shooting. Jim has the latest.

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Iowa is, of course, the state where the presidential primary/caucus season begins, and where back in 2008 a young upstart senator by the name of Barack Obama pulled an upset over then Sen. Hillary Clinton, on his way to winning the democratic nomination for president. Clinton never recovered from that opening blow, and is there now for campaign events on Tuesday. That’s where we find Aaron in Cedar Rapids Tuesday morning. Sen. Marco Rubio will be heading there at some point as well, as will the rest of the GOP field, as the presidential focus sharpens on Iowa.

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

Congress has returned from a 2-week recess, and there is work to do, not to necessarily expect much to get accomplished. But some things just need to happen, one way or the other. Of course, Congress wants to take a look at the Iran nuke deal whenever that is finalized, probably not for a few weeks. But they want to pass a bill requiring they get a look, and that debate starts pretty soon. We may finally see Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General. Then there are a host of budget issues… there are always a host of budget issues… and let’s not forget lingering laundry like Benghazi

Local Headlines

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Ridership on Maine-Nova Scotia Ferry up 26 Percent in June

NOVA FERRY ARRIVES

The company that operates Maine-to-Nova Scotia ferry service says ridership in June was 26 percent higher than the same month last year.

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Police: 3 Men Arrested in Connection With Burglary Spree

GENERIC JEWELRY

Police say three men have been charged in connection with a string of business burglaries in three Maine towns.

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Declaration of Independence Signer Being Remembered

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

A signer of the Declaration of Independence is being remembered with a granite memorial stone and bronze plaque.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

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A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.