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morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s editorial writer Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike to kick off June this Monday morning. Topic of the day includes LePage and his tax reform…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

It was a busy week for politics last week with some new faces officially entering the 2016 presidential sweepstakes, on both sides of the aisle. Steve takes a look at the new names and what potential impact they may or may not have as the campaign season cruises along. At the end of the day, literally, Sen Rand Paul may or may not have been responsible for the expiration of certain provisions of the Patriot Act hold up the NSA vote, non-compromising in his stance against the intelligence community monitoring phone conversations. How are the politics playing on this one? And finally, there is former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. His legacy smoldering in a heap of ashes, will this have any lasting collateral impact on the public’s perception of Congress, or is this simply scandalous fodder for inside the Beltway, regarding a person that the general public never knew or has long ago forgot?

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

When you wake up, the NSA’s vast data collection program of individual phone records may no longer be a part of the Patriot Act. President Obama has been fighting to keep the provision in place, saying the legislation is essential for national security professionals in fighting terrorism and also strikes a balance between security and privacy But, presidential candidate Rand Paul has led the fight to allow them to expire, calling it “illegal”. The provision, along with others, is set to expire at the stroke of midnight. Of course, there’s also reaction to the death of VP Joe Biden’s son, Beau. Beau Biden was only 46 and was expected to make a run for Governor of Maryland next year.

firsttake

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 First Take

We kick off June with news on the NSA unable to collect phone calls for now, Paul LePage blows up, Budget talks continue in the legislature, Old Port shooting investigation continues; no suspects arrested, Qatar continues travel ban for Taliban prisoners, Women in Maine have disproportionate minimum wage….

firsttake

Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

There will be a Senate Showdown over the Patriot Act this weekend. Lawmakers return to the capitol at 4pm ET on Sunday and will review whether to extend the Patriot Act or reform it. It could come down to the final hour. And Hillary Clinton is holding closed events in Florida, but it’s her close friends coming under scrutiny again, with news that ally Sid Blumenthal was on the Clinton Foundation payroll earning ten thousand dollars a month while he also provided advice to then-Secretary of State Clinton on Libya. Last week Clinton said Blumenthal was an old friend, and that from time to time he did send her unsolicited emails.

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Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 First Take

Thank Bhudda its Friday! Concealed weapon permits are in the legislature, Lepage proposes bars opening until 2, Public testify about Biddeford police sex abuse, LePage’s PUC appointee blocked then Committee blocks bill to expand tax credits and Lindsay Lohan off of probation after eight years…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

US officials, on Wednesday, said the arrest of 14 people on corruption charges is just the beginning of their investigation into FIFA, the governing body of world soccer. But will anything change? FIFA says it plans to go ahead with elections scheduled for Friday, as scheduled, when controversial leader Sepp Blatter appears poised to win a fifth term. The organization also says it has no plans to move the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. But if sponsors start to back away, will FIFA be forced to change…something?

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

The Federal Judge presiding over the case involving Hillary Clinton’s 55,000 emails from the State Department ruled on Wednesday that they should be released on a “rolling” basis. Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered that on or before January 29, 2016, all of the documents eligible for release be posted on the State Department’s website. The release will start on June 30, with more posted every 30 days until the January 29 deadline.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 On The Hunt

Col. Hunt joins Ken and MIke today to discuss possible answers to the threat of ISIS. Is military action the only solution?

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

Imagine a group that have Saddam’s former military as their trainers, his ruthless intelligence service controlling ISIS soldiers and the general population, now dominating a majority of Syria and a significant portion of Iraq. That is ISIS. With 50 to 100 recruits arriving each week, programmed to kill everyone who does not follow their interpretation of Islam, they are capturing the minds of youth around the world. Brad discusses the threat and appeal of ISIS as well as how our current approach to fighting them is showing signs of not being an effective long term solution.

Local Headlines

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Missing swimmer found dead in Mattawamkeag River

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The Maine Warden Service says they have found the body of a missing 9-year-old swimmer who had disappeared in the Mattawamkeag River in Penobscot County.

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Small plane crashes in Dexter, Maine

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A small plane has crashed in the central Maine town of Dexter.

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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.

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.