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Tuesday, April 28, 201504/28/2015

4/28/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. Seven officers were hurt, some with broken bones, and one was unresponsive. And this was all before sundown. The governor declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard to restore order. The Baltimore Orioles cancelled their baseball game. Downtown was essentially shut down for the night. Whether things settle down is anybody’s guess, but Mary Bruce is there and will tell you.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Saturday night was the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and as usual President Obama had a staff of writers giving him several zingers to lob at a multitude of targets. Of course reaction from the drone strike that killed two hostages continues to reverberate, with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain calling on control of the program be taken away from the CIA and given to the Pentagon, which would also make it more easily transparent, something many others have called for. The White House as expressed opposition to such a move.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

A book coming out very soon called “Clinton Cash” has raised some questions regarding foreign donations made to the Clinton Foundation, and business being conducted by the State Department during the time Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Some of the revelations, following further investigation by others, have spawned additional questions. Of course the Clinton campaign has called it all a witch hunt, though the head of the Foundation over the weekend admitted it needs to be more transparent as to where its funds are coming from, and promised to start being so. In any case, Steve discusses what he makes out of the matter at this point, and whether there are any storm clouds forming that Clinton should be concerned about.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

It’s Monday, Portland Press Herald’s own Steve Mistler joins the guys this morning to talk about Augusta and the talk of tax shifts, whether or nor they are truly cuts or a re balancing of taxes is the question for this budget, also gambling is back on the table for discussion in Maine…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people. Aid groups received the first word from remote mountain villages — reports that suggested many communities perched on mountainsides were devastated or struggling to cope. Landslides hindered rescue teams that tried to use mountain trails to reach those in need. Right now communications are very bad from the affected area, so Tom will have the latest details on the devastation from London.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The prosecution has made their case, and starting Monday it is the defense team’s turn to present their side, as they argue why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be spared the death penalty. Expected to testify, several Tsarnaev family members, to paint a more sympathetic portrait of the young man. Over the weekend, some of those family members were relocated from a hotel they were staying at by the FBI, though no further details as to why have been released. Aaron is back in Boston covering the trial as the penalty phase winds down.

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Jonathan Nass

Jonathan Nass is a tax policy advisor within the LePage Administration. Prior to joining the Administration, Nass worked for seven and half years in the U.S. Congress, most recently, as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Nass has also worked as a litigator at a Washington, DC law firm and in the government services practice at Jensen Baird Gardner Henry in Portland, Maine. In his most recent post, Nass was a senior legal advisor at Embassy Baghdad before returning to Maine in 2010.

Johnathan joins Ken and Mike this morning to discuss tax and budget topics…

special-reports-podcasts

Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Speaker of the House Mark Eves

The Democrats have a “Better Deal for Maine” and Speaker of the House Mark Eves is on the road with Justin Alfond to spread information about this deal. He joins Mike and Dennis today to highlight his tour and the deal.

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

It’s Friday, Portland Press Herald’s own Bill Nemitz joins Mike and Dennis today to talk about his recently written column focusing on free tuition for Maine National Guard members…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

On Thursday President Obama announced that an American counterterrorism mission back in January killed two aid workers held by al-Qaeda, including an American identified as Warren Weinstein. The men were killed during a mission that targeted an al-Qaeda compound in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. While taking full responsibility for the incident the President said that the initial assessment indicates that the operation was fully consistent with the guidelines under which conduct counterterrorism efforts are conducted in the region. The White House is reviewing its protocol for counterterrorism operations

Local Headlines

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University of Maine Pressed to Serve More Local Food

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A group of Maine food producers and organizations is pressing the University of Maine System to serve more locally grown food to students and staff.

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Planned Parenthood: No Tissue Donations in NNE

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Planned Parenthood clinics in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire say they don't donate fetal tissue for research, even though they say it's legal to do so.

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Maine Landlord Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Deadly Fire

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The owner of a Portland apartment house where six tenants died in a Nov. 1 fire has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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

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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

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Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business.

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Pentagon chief gives nod to arm more troops in U.S. after shooting

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter signaled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States.

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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

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Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.