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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

It will be Wisconsin vs Duke for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, the Badgers having pulled off the upset over previously undefeated Kentucky in the semi-finals. For Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, he’ll also learn Monday whether he’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame. His coaching counterpart in the title game, Mike Krzyzewski, is already in it, and has four national titles to his credit. Ryan doesn’t have any, and needs to guard against his players suffering an emotional letdown following their big win Saturday. Earlier in the year, Duke beat the Badgers in Wisconsin by ten points.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast John Murphy

President of the Maine Credit Union League, John Murphy joins Ken and mike today to discuss the growth of Maine’s credit unions since 2008 and over 50,000 new members.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

And now for the jury, the tough part… deciding whether Dzhiokhar Tsarnaev should die for his crimes, or spend the rest of his life in prison. It has been two decades since Timothy McVeigh set off a truck bomb at a federal office building in Oklahoma City killing 168, and a jury ordered him executed. For this jury, they will have to weigh the defense argument that Tsarnaev’s life should be spared, as he was under the influence of his older brother during their premeditated bombing that took 3 lives and injured 264. The prosecution is hoping that their relentless presentation of graphic testimony and photos will persuade them otherwise.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Barack Obama heralded a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a “historic” agreement and warned Congress Thursday against taking action that could upend work toward a final deal. Obama spoke hours after negotiators in Switzerland reached a framework agreement outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear program and setting the stage for work on a final deal over the next three months. Congressmen on both sides of the aisle want to take a look at things before showing much enthusiasm one way or the other. Israel is wary. And Iran, with economic sanctions now about to be lifted, is quite happy.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

Bill Nemitz triumphantly returns, is feeling better and getting better. He joins Ken and MIke today to talk about his upcoming writing projects and what we’ve missed in March.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 Jim Ryan

Republican legislative leaders have struck a deal backed by a coalition of businesses that would prevent denials of service to gays and lesbians under Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. With the NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball tournament looming, some celebrities and sports figures have called for a boycott on travel to the Hoosier State. The mayor of Indianapolis says it’s time to put the matter to rest. ABC’s Jim Ryan is in the capital city with the latest.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast Eliot Cutler

Eliot Cutler joins the guy’s today to talk about his recent venture into the UMaine education system…

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Capital Insights with John Baldacci

Every other Thursday John Baldacci joins Ken and MIke with our bi-weekly segment, Capital Insights. Today’s topics include the primary elections, party lines and how primaries are funded and Indiana/Arkansas religious freedom bill.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Aaron Katersky

Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million worth of gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors on the donor’s behalf. A federal grand jury indictment accuses the New Jersey Democrat of using the power of his Senate seat to benefit Dr. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor who prosecutors say provided the senator with luxury vacations, airline travel, golf trips and tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to a legal defense fund. Menendez announced he will step down from his leadership post with the powerful Armed Services Committee.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson says he won’t sign his state’s Religious Freedom Law until there are changes to the bills language. The governor was originally expected to sign the law as is, but after backlash from businesses and gay rights groups he wants legislatures to either recall the proposal or include measures making it more similar to the federal religious freedom law signed in 1993. Earlier this week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana made a similar statement after critics said his bill would openly sanction discrimination for gays and lesbians, and his legislature is still trying to figure things out.

Local Headlines

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Interim Presidents Named at UMaine at Augusta, Fort Kent

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Interim presidents have been named at the University of Maine System schools in August and Fort Kent.

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GOP Maine Senator Seeks Investigation Into LePage’s Actions

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A Republican state senator wants the Legislature's oversight committee to launch an investigation into whether Gov. Paul LePage ``crossed legal or ethical lines'' by meddling in a charter school's personnel matters.

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John Lannan, Longtime Newsman, Dies at 87

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DARMISCOTTA, Maine (AP) _ John Lannan, a reporter and editor for numerous organizations, including The Associated Press, has died. He…

National Headlines

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Gas prices down headed into holiday weekend

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The decline comes amid a 42-cent jump recorded over the previous nine weeks.

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U.S. senators visit Cuba, hope Congress will ease restrictions

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A number of Cuba initiatives are pending in the Senate, including a bill to remove the travel ban on Americans and rescind the decades-old U.S. economic embargo.

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Supreme Court ruling celebrated on Gay Pride Day

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Americans marked Gay Pride Day this year with an extra measure of gusto, turning out en masse at Sunday's festivities in New York and other cities across the U.S.

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Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

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Iran, the U.S., Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany are trying to end a more than 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear program.