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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…

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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…

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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

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Capital Insights with John Baldacci

Every other Thursday, John Baldacci joins the show today to talk with Dennis and Mike about the news on Maine’s tax reform PR battle and the current minimum wage debate…

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

Every week, it seems, we hear “person(s) arrested for trying to join ISIS.” The Justice Department holds a press conference, while noting the real threat aspect, emphasizing that nobody was ever in any danger. We’re starting to get used to it. Brad takes a closer look at this recent uptick in terrorism arrests. Are these all sting operations? How do investigators first learn of these individuals? What federal law enforcement division is leading the charge, and how prevalent is this activity around the country. Are there dozens or even hundreds of individuals to be concerned about? And what activity exactly rises to the level of a crime?

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

The IRS’ overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama’s health law. For those who weren’t disconnected, only 40 percent actually got through to a person. And many of those people had to wait on hold for more than 30 minutes, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Wednesday. The number of disconnected callers spiked just as taxpayers were being hit with new requirements under the health law. Last year, by comparision, the phone system dropped just 360,000 calls.

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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

In an interview on Tuesday, President Obama said he has spent the past six and a half years yanking the country out of the worst recession since the Great Depression, citing most of his policy accomplishments and initiatives as all geared towards improving the economy. And part of that effort gets a big test in the Senate on Wednesday, as his trade agenda, which many liberals and labor unions vehemently oppose, comes up for vote in committee. The president hit back at fellow Democrats who oppose his trade initiatives, saying they have their facts wrong. Also on Tuesday, Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday on that human-trafficking bill that should finally clear the way for the long-stalled vote on President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.

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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/22/15 Eye on Politics

It’s Wednesday, so Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fischer join Ken and Mike this morning to discuss news from LePage and the budget…

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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/22/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

One father has made the decision to monitor his daughter’s walk to school in a rather untraditional way – by use of drone. The revelation has raised the question whether this is a creative new parenting technique, or simply going too far. While new technology provides the means for parents to keep watch of their children, many wonder where a line should be drawn.

Local Headlines

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Police: Thieves Steal $15K from an American Legion Post

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Members of a Maine American Legion post say $15,000 was stolen from a safe when thieves broke into the building over the weekend.

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24-Year-Old Dies in New Sharon, Maine, Motorcycle Crash

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Maine police say a 24-year-old Windham man died when his motorcycle sped off Route 27 into a field in New Sharon.

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Motorcycle Crashes Into Utility Pole in Maine, Killing Rider

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Authorities in Maine say a motorcycle has crashed into a pole, killing its driver.

National Headlines

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

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President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

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Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

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The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the U.S. to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

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The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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GOP prepares for big week

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All 17 candidates are jockeying to get a spot on the stage of the first GOP debate, and a place in the hearts and minds of voters.