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Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Senate Republicans labored Monday to salvage bipartisan legislation granting lawmakers the right to review or even reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions against Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development. Officials said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., hoped to avoid staging a showdown vote to limit debate on the measure, a move that could split his own party’s rank and file. Democrats urged him to go ahead anyway, as a way to avoid votes on proposed changes they opposed. On another front, Hillary Clinton’s high-powered attorney David Kendall says his client will return to Capitol Hill for one day only of further testimony on Benghazi. That will happen sometime within the next six weeks. And late tonight, ABC News has learned President Obama will nominate General Joseph Dunford, currently the US Marine Corps Commandant, to serve as his next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A formal announcement to come tomorrow.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

ABC New’s political analyst Trey Hardin joins us as he does every Tuesday to talk about the Republican’s election boat.

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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

The official field of declared GOP presidential candidates is expected to double this week, with Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorini to announce on Monday, and Mike Huckabee likely to say he’s in, on Tuesday. So these names… yes, everyone has a shot… but how realistic are their chances? And if so not realistic, that begs the next question, what’s the point? Steve discusses what role each of these individuals may play in the campaign, their chances of winning, and how they may alter the strategy of others as well as the overall Republican theme.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s Statehouse Bureau-Chief Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike for his top of the week analysis. Today’s main topic is the Westbrook City Councilor who dropped the ball on saying “political assassinations” should be a thing in reference to LePage…

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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Alex Stone

The so-called Fight of The Century was somewhat of a tactical snooze-fest according to many people. Whatever the case, remember those fights where Tyson would jump in the ring and it would either be over in 20 seconds, or he’d do something like bite an ear? Well this was the opposite of that. But it does looks like it was the highest grossing boxing match in history, with pay-per-view thru the roof. Alex was at the fight, can give you his impressions and what folks were saying afterwards about the bout.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city’s mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices. Meanwhile, hundreds of jubilant people prayed and chanted for justice at a rally in front of City Hall organized by faith leaders. The rally comes days after the city’s top prosecutor charged six officers involved in Gray’s arrest. No one is quite sure what the next few days and for that matter weeks will bring, though of course with the trial of the police officers yet to come, the incident and the subsequent community outrage, are not going away.

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Friday, May 1, 201505/01/2015

5/1/15 Podcast Scott Hazelton

It is one of the handful of times a huge crowd shows up to a racetrack for the racing, and not because there are newly installed dime slots in the building next door. It is the annual Kentucky Derby, where the best 3-year-old horses in the country run for the roses. This year there are two big morning line favorites, American Pharoah, and Dortmund, both from out West and trained by Bobby Baffert. But favorites rarely win the Derby, and TVG Network host and racing analyst Scott Hazelton, who grew up in racing (his father a world class trainer), happens to favor Carpe Diem, groomed by the top trainer in the country, Todd Pletcher. Scott will tell you why, as well as some other possibilities, Friday morning from Churchill Downs.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 1, 201505/01/2015

5/1/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

The police investigation into the in-custody death of Freddie Gray has been wrapped up and turned over to the Maryland State Attorney a day ahead of schedule. Investigators delivered their report early because “I understand the frustration. I understand the urgency,” Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said. The report reveals for the first time that the police van transporting Gray made a stop that was previously unreported. The report, said Commissioner Batts, is not the end of the investigation. Jim has more details.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 1, 201505/01/2015

5/1/15 Podcast Alex Stone

Alex is in Vegas for the fight for the ages, between the two men considered currently the two best boxers in the world, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The welterweights will face off at the MGM Grand In Las Vegas, in a match that brings back the 1980s, considered the last golden age for boxing. Mayweather, undefeated in 47 professional fights dating back to 1996, who has won world titles in 5 different weight classes. And Pacquiao, 6-time world champion, with a 59-5 lifetime professional record. Millions of dollars involved, for the fighters, the Pay-Per-View distributor, and the Las Vegas oddsmakers. And ticket costs are in the thousands. Alex sets the scene.

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Thursday, April 30, 201504/30/2015

4/30/15 Podcast Julie Rabinowitz

Julie Rabinowitz, Dept of Labor spokesperson joins Ken and Mike in the Studio today to discuss the Governor’s Minimum Wage Consistency bill.

Local Headlines

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Maine Democrats to Change Name of Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

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Maine's Democratic Party is seeking suggestions for a new name for its annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner.

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Maine Ends Fiscal Year with Nearly $60 Million Surplus

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Maine officials say the state ended the fiscal year on June 30 with a surplus of nearly $60 million.

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Maine Court: Anti-Gay Marriage Group Must Disclose Donors

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Maine's highest court has rejected a national anti-gay marriage group's latest effort to shield the donors who backed its effort to repeal Maine's gay marriage law.

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Climate plan shows U.S. ‘can change the world’

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The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.

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More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

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Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

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Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

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There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail.

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Major U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

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Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion.