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Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 On the Hunt

Fox New’s Military Analyst Col. David Hunt answers Ken and Mike’s questions about this administration’s actions and advice from “advisers”…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Obama is sending up to 450 additional military advisers to Iraq, the White House announced on Wednesday. The announcement comes after the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State has made several battleground gains in Iraq and Syria in recent weeks. The focus for the new troops will be to provide training to Iraqi security forces in their mission to reclaim lost territory from ISIS in Anbar province, where ISIS completed a takeover of the capital city of Ramadi last month.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

As the search continues for those two escaped killers in Upstate New York, Brad discusses the procedures and strategies law enforcement uses that prove most effective in these cases. In some similar situations previously, it has often been fellow ex-con friends looking for a chit from their parole officer that have turned in escapees once they are contacted, but with the $100k reward already out there, perhaps these guys know better, and are keeping to themselves. And on a different story, that police officer who pointed a gun at unarmed teens at a pool party in Texas. Without a video of the incident, chances are the matter would have been handled locally and quietly, if it even rose to that level at all. But the smartphones/social media combo has certainly changed the paradigm that police officers work in… almost to the point of a real-time civilian review board… Brad discusses if this is a good thing, or a bad thing, or a bit of both.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Two little girls who wanted to raise money for a Father’s Day gift for their dad had their goal temporarily sidelined when city ordinances and state law stepped in to intervene. Eight-year-old Andria Green and her little sister, Zoey, decided to open a curbside stand in their hometown of Overton, Texas, and sell lemonade and kettle corn. They had been open for an hour and had raised $25 when the police showed up, and shut them down for missing permits and code violations. No free lemonade for those officers. ABC’s Jim Ryan has the details. (Jim also can handle the latest on the pool party shooting matter)

firsttake

Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 First Take

On today’s First Take, NY prison break update, Budget stalls, Republicans push vote on Obamatrade, Legislature overturns 9 of 10 LePage vetoes then Baltimore police not pursuing criminals and Boston Globe says Caitlyn Jenner victim of ageism…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Eye on Politics

Matt and Jeremy join Ken and Mike to discuss tax reform, the budget and a new bill for signature gathering…

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Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Speaking Tuesday at the Catholic Hospital Association’s annual conference in Washington DC, President Obama renewed his argument that the Affordable Care Act was here to stay, and if anybody tries to tear it down, the consequences will not be well received by those millions already benefitting from the program. In a sense, the president is daring the Supreme Court, and ostensibly Congressional Republicans (who could fix things legislatively), to overturn the key provision in their ruling later this month. The White House has already indicated there is no contingency plan should the provision regarding state exchanges be struck down.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Lynn Tillotson

Keynote speaker at Eggs and Issues, Lynn Tillotson – the President and CEO of the Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland talks with Ken and Mike at the Holiday Inn by the Bay to discuss the importance of tourism to our local economy.

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Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

New York could become the first U.S. city. to require warning labels on high-salt dishes at chain restaurants, taking campaigns to cut down on salt into new territory, health officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The city’s Health Department will propose Wednesday that all chain restaurants add a salt-shaker-like symbol on menus next to products that contain more than the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium, about 1 teaspoon of salt. Public health advocates hailed the proposal as a pioneering step to tackle a major problem. Salt producers called it off-base.

firsttake

Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Eggs and Issues First Take

On this month’s “Eggs and Issues” edition of First Take, Prison break update,  more on the Budget, are Closed meetings now…

Local Headlines

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American Folk Festival Underway in Bangor

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The American Folk Festival is underway in Bangor with acts ranging from cowboy music and blue grass to Latin jazz and zydeco.

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Maine Immunization Rates for Toddlers Now Nation’s Highest

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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Maine's toddler immunization rate has surged from below average to the highest in the nation.

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Maine Studying Plan to Transplant Sea Urchins for Fishing

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Maine fishing regulators want to close an area to sea urchin fishing so they can evaluate a plan to transplant the spiny creatures.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars

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The second man to walk on the moon is pushing for a Mars settlement by 2040.

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

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The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.