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Monday, November 23, 201511/23/2015

11/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Basically researchers at Kyoto University asked a few thousand people how happy they were, and who tended to experience more incidents of extreme happiness, then MRI’d everyone’s brains, and found that those that were happier all appeared to have a larger precuneus, a region in the medial parietal lobe that becomes active when experiencing consciousness. Now just having a large precuneus doesn’t guarantee happiness, but it appears to help immensely. In fact, meditation has shown to grow ones precuneus. Scientists are a ways away from figuring out what exactly it does to create happiness, but, well, it’s a start.


Monday, November 23, 201511/23/2015

11/23/15 First Take

We kick off the last week of November with a Paris update – Belgium house searches, Russia says US helped ISIS by Syrian policy, Munjoy Hill sign welcomes Syrian refugees, Trump defends roughing up protester, Mainers to have miserable Thanksgiving and a First snow in Maine!


Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Shannon Bryan

Shannon Bryan from join Ken and Mike for our weekly in-studio segment…


Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

Bill Nemitz from the Portland Press Herald occasionally joins Ken and Mike on Friday mornings after the 8AM news…


Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Lana Zak

In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans as well as members of his own party, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved Republican legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Dozens of Democrats joined Republicans as the House passed the measure 289-137. That margin exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and it came despite a rushed, early morning visit to the Capitol by top administration officials in a futile attempt to limit Democratic defections for the measure. The bill now moves to the Senate, where Minority Leader Harry Reid has expressed confidence that it would not fare so well.


Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Chet Lunner

Talking about his Op-Ed piece featured in yesterday’s Portland Press Herald – Chet Lunner shares his views of national security laws with Ken and Mike…


Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week’s Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn’t in Syria but in Europe, plotting yet another attack. A discarded cellphone found near a bloodied concert hall led them to his cousin, and then to a suburban Paris apartment where both died in a hail of bullets and explosions. As a manhunt intensified Thursday for a fugitive connected to the carnage, details emerged about the intelligence operation that allowed authorities to zero in on Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian-Moroccan extremist they say orchestrated the attacks in Paris and four plots thwarted earlier this year. The narrative provided by French officials raised questions about how a wanted militant suspected of involvement in multiple plots could slip into Europe undetected.


Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

While the main purpose of Thursday’s press conference by FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch was to reassure Americans that there was no evidence of any connecting plot to what happened in Paris to strike here in the U.S., the top domestic law enforcement officials did disclose that dozens of suspected radicals here are under “tight surveillance,” just in case thoughts of committing a copycat attack should appeal to them. A somewhat mixed message, but nonetheless, no credible threat at the moment.


Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 First Take

Closing out your Friday with a Paris update, hostages take 170 at Radisson Hotel in Mali, Syrian refugees excluded in House spending bill, Don Reiter charged with misdemeanor, Jared Fogle sentenced to 15 + years, MTA to move toll plaza…


Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Evans Boston

Evans Boston of the Maine Red Claws discusses newer renovations to the court and stadium at not extra cost to consumers…

Local Headlines

2 hours ago in Local

Maine Governor Goes on Attack in State of the State Letter


Maine Gov. Paul LePage is attacking ``socialists, career politicians and their allies in the media'' in his State of the State address.

3 hours ago in Local

Democrats: Residents Back Bill to Protect Voters at Polls


Maine Democrats say support for a bill to protect voters from intimidation shows the public is on board with a plan to prevent harassment at the polls.

4 hours ago in Local

Bates Receives $19M to Create Digital, Computational Studies


Bates College is launching a new program in digital and computational studies after receiving $19 million from seven families.

National Headlines

3 hours ago in National

White House seeks $1.8B in emergency funds for Zika virus


The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.

8 hours ago in National

Gas prices continue to drop


The average price of gasoline has dropped 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.82 a gallon.

9 hours ago in National, World

North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.


North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test.

9 hours ago in National

Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting


Don't plan on getting a burrito for lunch today - every Chipotle location in America will be closed this morning for a food safety meeting.