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Tuesday, December 1, 201512/01/2015

12/1/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an “act of defiance” against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond. Obama used his speech to more than 150 world leaders to salute Paris and its people for “insisting this crucial conference go on” just two weeks after attacks that killed 130 in the French capital. He said leaders had converged to show resolve to fight terrorism and uphold their values at the same time. Obama’s remarks came at the start of two weeks of make-or-break negotiations to finalize a sweeping global agreement to cut carbon emissions and hopefully stave off the worst effects of climate change.


Tuesday, December 1, 201512/01/2015

12/1/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

The man suspected of carrying out the bloody Black Friday rampage at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs has made his initial appearance before a judge. 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear was advised of the charges that state prosecutors are preparing against him. Meanwhile, donations for the families of two civilians and one police officer who were killed in the shooting spree are soaring into the tens of thousands. ABC’s Jim Ryan updates the story from Colorado Springs.


Tuesday, December 1, 201512/01/2015

12/1/15 First Take

Ken Returns to kick off your first day of December. Today’s topics cover Air Asia pilot response led to crash, Climate summit, Nova Star ferry, Brennan refugee letter – Strimling housing crisis, Salt in NYC and Hair stylists in Walmart….


Monday, November 30, 201511/30/2015

11/30/15 Podcast Angus King

Pushing for changes to an EPA standard on Farming and Agriculture, Angus King explains potential struggles that Maine farmers deal with….


Monday, November 30, 201511/30/2015

11/30/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s own Steve Mistler joins the show every Monday after the 8AM news…


Monday, November 30, 201511/30/2015

11/30/15 Podcast Shannon Moss

Shannon Moss joins Mike and Barry Hobbins to discuss local events and local news…


Monday, November 30, 201511/30/2015

11/30/15 Podcast Amy Beveridge

Talking Election coverage, WMTW’s Amy Beveridge joins Mike and Barry this morning to talk about the specifics of what is being covered and when.


Monday, November 30, 201511/30/2015

11/30/15 Podcast Matt Gagnon

Outside of the normal Eye on Politics segment, Matt Gagnon joins Mike and Barry this morning!


Monday, November 30, 201511/30/2015

11/30/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging tens of billions of dollars for research and development. Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande will announce the new initiative on Monday, committing to spend tens of billions of dollars for a technological fix to the planet’s climate woes. There is a lot of pressure for governments to pledge additional aggressive steps. The U.N. climate summit formally opened Sunday afternoon with a minute of silence for the victims of this month’s Paris attacks and vows not to let terrorism derail efforts to slow or stop climate change. Of course in the wake of the Paris attacks, extraordinary security measures are in place.


Monday, November 30, 201511/30/2015

11/30/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Robert Lewis Dear was reclusive, and he seldom spoke to neighbors in a desolate stretch of land in rural Colorado where he lived. Now, it’s his words that are drawing the most attention as police try to discern his motivations for a shooting attack they say he carried out Friday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs that killed three people, including a police officer. After his arrest, Dear said “no more baby parts,” according to a law enforcement official. The attack thrust the clinic to the center of the debate over Planned Parenthood, which was reignited in July when anti-abortion activists released undercover video they said showed the group’s personnel negotiating the sale of fetal organs. There’s also renewed debate over Colorado’s gun laws.

Local Headlines

14 hours ago in Local

Fees Raised for Camping at Maine State Parks


Fees for camping at state parks have been raised by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry for the first time in 14 years.

14 hours ago in Local

Nonprofit Works to Make Sure Students Don’t Go Hungry


A local nonprofit is working to ensure that students in the South Portland area don't go hungry during an upcoming break in classes.

23 hours ago in Local

Is Maine Covering Up Hazardous Rail Cargo

Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, Saturday, July 6, 2013. A large swath of Lac Megantic was destroyed Saturday after a train carrying crude oil derailed, sparking several explosions and forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

Bangor ME (WGAN) - There's evidence that Maine officials and lawmakers conspired with the railroad companies to hide info on the shipment of oil and other hazardous substances through the state.

National Headlines

14 hours ago in Election 2016, National

Fiorina drops out of the presidential race

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina waits to be introduced at a campaign event at Maple Avenue Elementary School Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Goffstown, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The former technology executive announced on Twitter that she is suspending her campaign.

16 hours ago in Election 2016, National

Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie embraces his son Patrick during a primary night rally in Nashua, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. At left is Christie's older son Andrew and wife Mary Pat at right. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Christie had banked his presidential prospects on a strong finish in New Hampshire, but finished behind most Republican rivals.

16 hours ago in National

Yellen: Fed not likely to reverse course on rates despite risks

U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies at the House Financial Services Committee in Washington February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Chances are slim the Federal Reserve would need to reverse the rate tightening cycle it began in December.

17 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Twitter to change homepage to customize tweet displays to individuals

A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

The change to the timeline - as the homepage is known - is also designed to appeal to advertisers.