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Podcasts

morning-news-podcast

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…

morning-news-podcast

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.

morning-news-podcast

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…

morning-news-podcast

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.

morning-news-podcast

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.

firsttake

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…

morning-news-podcast

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…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Podcast Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin jois Ken and Mike and shares her direction regarding personal, social, and political issues, from biblical passages, and that is the thrust of her latest book:  “Palin: Affirming Faith In A Divisive World.”   This is more a motivational book, meant to steer readers towards the Bible in determining their personal, social, and political choices and opinions. 

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Capital Insights

Former two-term Maine Governor John Baldacci joins Ken and Mike every other week to share his Capital Insights on today’s topics…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

Brad takes a look at the more common concerns and fears in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks by ISIS
Ø Do authorities expect ISIS to attempt a similar attack here?
Ø Does the United States have sufficient vetting procedures to handle incoming Syrian refugees?
Ø What is considered our most vulnerable entry point or target for a terrorist attack?
Ø Are there widespread concerns that Europe’s intelligence apparatus is up to the task?
Ø Is it very likely, probably, or unlikely that other attacks by ISIS are in late planning stages?
Ø What new steps towards preventing an attack can we now expect the government to take?

Local Headlines

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Mother Gives Birth in Bath Supermarket Parking Lot

GENERIC BABY IN CAR SEAT

Emergency medical personnel successfully delivered a baby girl in the parking lot of a supermarket in southern Maine.

1 day ago in Local

Bill to Limit Use of Video Cameras at Polls Wins Support

VIDEOCAM

A bill that would make it harder to use video cameras to intimidate voters is winning bipartisan support from Maine lawmakers.

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Maine Man Sentenced to 45 Years for Pipe Beating Death

JASON COTE MUG

A judge has imposed a 45-year prison sentence on a Maine man convicted in the pipe-beating death of another man in 2013.

National Headlines

3 hours ago in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79

scalia

Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

1 day ago in National

Making headlines this week

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

1 day ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

valentines

With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

1 day ago in National

Consumers flexing their muscles

shopping

U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015.