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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

Wednesday afternoon, President Obama made it official, and informed Congress that he will remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Shortly after that, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved compromise legislation worked out with the White House that would allow lawmakers to review and potentially reject whatever Iran nuke deal is signed. The developments somewhat overshadowed the president’s earlier meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abad, who got $200 million in humanitarian aid, but not the greater military support he had requested

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Eye on Politics

It’s Wednesday and we hear from Jeremy FIsher minus Matt Gagnon to discuss religious freedom among various bills and the recent proposal for one in Maine.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

While President Obama’s effort to raise the US minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has gotten nowhere, a national coalition of low-wage fast-food and retail workers is taking its demand for a huge pay hike off the current minimum wage to the streets Wednesday. The group promises it will be “the largest low-wage worker strike in history.” Wednesday’s one-day strike will push for a $15 minimum wage, being April 15th and all, and comes after some major companies like Walmart and McDonalds announced wage increases for their workers… but not sufficient to quell this campaign.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

The Tulsa Co. Sheriff’s reserve deputy who shot a man to death earlier this month has turned himself in to be charged with 2nd-Degree Manslaughter. 73-year-old Bob Bates insists that he shot Eric Harris after mistakenly drawing his revolver instead of his stun gun. The entire incident was captured by a body camera worn by an officer who was trying to arrest Harris during a gun-purchase sting. Bates has posted bond and left the jail in Tulsa, even as the Harris family demands answers about the shooting. Jim has the latest.

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Iowa is, of course, the state where the presidential primary/caucus season begins, and where back in 2008 a young upstart senator by the name of Barack Obama pulled an upset over then Sen. Hillary Clinton, on his way to winning the democratic nomination for president. Clinton never recovered from that opening blow, and is there now for campaign events on Tuesday. That’s where we find Aaron in Cedar Rapids Tuesday morning. Sen. Marco Rubio will be heading there at some point as well, as will the rest of the GOP field, as the presidential focus sharpens on Iowa.

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

Congress has returned from a 2-week recess, and there is work to do, not to necessarily expect much to get accomplished. But some things just need to happen, one way or the other. Of course, Congress wants to take a look at the Iran nuke deal whenever that is finalized, probably not for a few weeks. But they want to pass a bill requiring they get a look, and that debate starts pretty soon. We may finally see Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General. Then there are a host of budget issues… there are always a host of budget issues… and let’s not forget lingering laundry like Benghazi

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

ABC new’s Political Analyst joins us for this weekly Tuesday morning update. Today’s main topic is Hilary’s Presidential candidacy and would she benefit from having an opposing Democrat run in the election?

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Monday, April 13, 201504/13/2015

4/13/15 Podcast Judith Miller

Talking about her new book A Reporters Journey, highlighting the misinformation and investigation of Weapons of Mass destruction back in 2003, Journalist and Author Judith Miller discusses her journey through the front lines of her Journalistic role in the Middle Eastern wars.

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Monday, April 13, 201504/13/2015

4/13/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau-Chief – Steve Mistler joins Ken and MIke to talk about LePage and competing budget proposals in ME…

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Monday, April 13, 201504/13/2015

4/13/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

Hillary Clinton made it official, announcing her candidacy for the presidency on Sunday. Sen. Marco Rubio is expected to do the same on Monday. Steve discusses what each candidate has going for them, as well as potential obstacles ahead. Also, Steve began his Washington journalism career just a few years after the start of the Castro regime in Cuba, and offers his perspective regarding the historic meeting between President Obama and Raul Castro over the weekend.

Local Headlines

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Plan to Build New England’s Largest Wind Farm Moving Forward

GENERIC WIND FARM

A Texas company is pushing forward with an effort to build a massive wind power project in northern Maine that would be the largest of its kind in New England.

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Maine’s Proposed Sea Urchin Card System Up for Thursday Tote

GENERIC SEA URCHIN

A key Maine panel is scheduled to vote this week on a plan to track the state's sea urchin fishery with swipe cards.

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Maine Gas Prices Fall 4 Cents in Past Week

GENERIC GAS PUMP

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Gas prices in Maine have fallen 4 cents per gallon in the past week. The average…

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U.S. Olympic Committee ends effort to bring 2024 Games to Boston

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Boston backed out of its effort to host the 2024 Olympics, hours after the mayor said he would not "commit" to a deal if it meant taxpayers would foot the bill for hosting such a large-scale event.

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Safety regulators fine Chrysler record $105 million

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The automaker's agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contains an unprecedented buyback option covering hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

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Gas prices down slightly

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The national average for both gas and diesel has dropped over the last two weeks.

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After shooting, high cost of more security vexes movie theaters

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Students walk through metal detectors, the Metropolitan Opera searches the purses of patrons, and air travel involves long lines and security checks. But movie theaters are unlikely to introduce such stringent measures.