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Friday, June 19, 201506/19/2015

6/19/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

The man authorities believe to have opened fire on a historic black church in South Carolina was captured without incident on Thursday morning. Dylann Roof, 21, is suspected of opening fire on a bible study group at Emanuel AME Church, killing nine people. Jim is on the ground in Charleston and can provide more detail on Roof’s capture and discuss the next steps in the investigation and how the community is reacting to the tragedy.

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Friday, June 19, 201506/19/2015

6/19/15 First Take

Wrapping up the week, today’s First Take topics include the SC church killer in custody, LePage vetoes overruled, the Pope issues letter on climate change, Asylum seekings may be able to get PA in Portland then Super Ct says Texas confederate license plate can be outlawed and Sandoval benched…

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Thursday, June 18, 201506/18/2015

6/18/15 Capital Insights

Every other Thursday, Governor John Baldacci joins Ken and Mike on the WGAN morning news. Today’s topics include the budget behind closed doors and transparency…

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Thursday, June 18, 201506/18/2015

6/18/15 Ken Fredette

Republican Leader Ken Fredette joins us this morning to discuss the newly written budget deal and the issue of transparency in the legislature…

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Thursday, June 18, 201506/18/2015

6/18/15 Justin Alfond

State Senator Justin Alfond joins us this morning to discuss the newly written budget deal and the issue of transparency in the legislature…

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Thursday, June 18, 201506/18/2015

6/18/15 First Take

Topics for this Thursday…More on the Budget, LePage reacts to budget, Prison break update, the Pope to issue letter on climate change then Brian Williams not to return as anchor and Woman to be featured on $10 bill…

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Wednesday, June 17, 201506/17/2015

6/17/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Well, if you can’t deflate the baseballs, maybe try this. Major League Baseball confirms a federal investigation into the illegal breach of the Houston Astros baseball operations database allegedly by the St. Louis Cardinals. Both teams say they are aware and cooperating. The database, nicknamed Ground Control according to the Houston Chronicle, was hacked last year and a law enforcement official told ABC News it contained internal information about Houston’s potential trades, scouting reports, contract information and other material that, if compromised, could be to a competing team’s advantage. The commissioner’s office will wait until the investigation is over to determine whether discipline is warranted.

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Wednesday, June 17, 201506/17/2015

6/17/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

In a move sure to prompt cries of “food police… food police”, the Food & Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that will require manufacturers to phase out partially-hydrogenated oils from processed foods over the next three years after determining it is not safe for human consumption. Trans fat, of course, is commonly found in junk food like potato chips, cookies and French fries and is the primary source of artery-clogging trans fats. And, many doctors say that trans fats are some of the worst fats that people can consume.

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Wednesday, June 17, 201506/17/2015

6/17/15 Eye on Politics

Every Wednesday, Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fisher join Ken and Mike to analyze the political goings on in the past week. Today’s main topics include transparency in the Legislature and the Right to Die bill…

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Wednesday, June 17, 201506/17/2015

6/17/15 Podcast Brad Mielke

Brad will be back in NYC Wednesday morning, but on Tuesday he was in Derry, NH, taking in the first town hall meeting Jeb Bush held as a presidential candidate. Bush professed his “love” for New Hampshire because its voters care about fiscal responsibility, then talked for an hour on job growth, entitlement cuts, and regulatory reform. Bush has identified New Hampshire as the cornerstone of his 2016 campaign, which is probably a good thing given that polls seem to indicate he’s going to get trounced in Iowa

Local Headlines

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Federal Judge Orders Cleanup Plan for Maine Mercury

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A federal judge has ordered the former owners of the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. plant to pay for an engineering study for cleaning up tons of mercury dumped in the Penobscot River.

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Man Who Shot Intruder Says He May Have to Give up Gun

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A retired Maine lobsterman who shot an intruder hours after buying a gun to defend himself may have to give up his gun because his apartment complex bans them.

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Coast Guard Investigating Boat Collision In Maine

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BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between a commercial lobster boat and a schooner carrying tourists in Maine.

National Headlines

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Kentucky clerk faces judgment day in same-sex marriage dispute

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A county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds heads to U.S. federal court on Thursday where a judge could hold her in contempt for defying his order to do so.

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Obama scores policy win in securing votes for Iran nuclear deal

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U.S. President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran.

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U.S. police slayings raise pressure on officers at time of tension

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Experts caution that the number of police killed on duty this year is not out of the ordinary, and the reasons behind the deaths are a complicated mix of factors that go well beyond the current climate.

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U.S. Army to open elite Ranger School to all genders

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The U.S. Army said on Wednesday it would open its elite Ranger School to all soldiers regardless of gender, after two women made history last month by becoming the first to pass the grueling leadership course.