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Podcasts

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Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 Eye on Politics

Matt and Jeremy join the show today to discuss Maine, Native Americans and the Budget…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Obama’s strategy to combat ISIS has come under increasing attack. And it hasn’t been just Republicans and foreign foes doing the attacking. On Tuesday, France warned that the US led coalition’s strategy against ISIS … of which it was the first nation to sign up…is not working, and more needs to be done to stop the division of Iraq or Syria or both. Then there’s Ryan Crocker, a former US ambassador to Iraq and the man the White House appointed to try to fix Afghanistan. In a withering critique of the President, Crocker said that “our (read Obama’s) inaction since 2011 — and I mean political inaction more than military — leads us to today.”

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Against the backdrop of a forecast that calls for more rain, the search has resumed for the missing in areas of Texas and Oklahoma devastated by flooding in the past week. Houston’s mayor has requested a disaster declaration after heavy rains Monday night pushed bayous out of their banks and flooded freeways around the nation’s fourth-largest city. At least ten people across the region have died in the flooding; many more than that if tornadoes along the Texas/Mexico border are taken into account. ABC’s Jim Ryan updates the story from Dallas/Fort Worth.

firsttake

Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 First Take

Today is affectionate Wednesday! News on Old Port shooting, Tribal representatives walk out of legislature, FIFA officials charged with corruption and taking bribes, No bear baiting, constitutional amendment on hunting scheduled this year then Travis Mills money stolen and theAmish want to dress in red, not bright orange…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Record rainfall, tornadoes and river flooding have killed around a dozen people in the last few days in Oklahoma, Texas and in northern Mexico, along the U-S border. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has toured devastated sections of his state as he prepares to declare a state of emergency. Even under a threat of more rain, hail and twisters, officials were looking for flood victims still missing between Austin and San Antonio. ABC’s Jim Ryan will update the story from Dallas/Fort Worth.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

This isn’t a baseball game, but the team on the field is being criticized and the pressure on both Iraq and the United States is growing to make some changes. On Sunday, Secy of Defense Ash Carter blamed the Iraqi soldiers for the ISIS victory at Ramadi. The Iraq government didn’t exactly like that comment, and Vice President Biden has tried to walk it back a bit, but the administration is under some pressure from Republican hawks, who think the only way to turn things around is to send American ground troops back into the country. This kerfuffle aside, if ISIS keeps rolling up the victories, relationships will only get worse, and pressure will only mount.

special-reports-podcasts

Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 Podcast Derek Volk

From Volk Manufacturing, Derek Volk joins Ken and Mike to discuss and upcoming manufacturing summit on June 4th in New Gloucester that will be an effort for a manufacturing resurgence in Maine…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 Trey Hardin

ABC New’s political analyst Trey Hardin joins Ken and Mike this Tuesday morning to discuss President Obama and….Republicans agreeing on a Bill!? Trey gives us more info…

special-reports-podcasts

Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 Channel 8’s Katie Thompson

Reporting from Fore Street in the Old Port, Katie Thompson reports on the latest of a shooting that occurred at midnight last night…

firsttake

Tuesday, May 26, 201505/26/2015

5/26/15 First Take

Today’s First Take topics… Breaking – Old Port shooting, LePage honors Viet Nam vets, Budget impasse slows down legislature, Bowdoin rape. Ray MacDonald and was B.B. King poisoned?

Local Headlines

in Local

Americold to Build Key Refrigerated Warehouse in Portland

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The world's largest cold-storage company will build a modern refrigerated warehouse on Portland's waterfront.

in Local

Cops: Intruder Shot by Maine Resident Faces Burglary Charges

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Police in Maine say an intruder has been shot by a home owner during a break-in and is facing burglary charges.

in Local

Maine Charter Schools in High Demand as School Year Starts

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Charter schools in Maine are in high demand as the school year gets underway.

National Headlines

in National, Sports

Los Angeles wants to host 2024 Summer Olympics

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The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pursue a bid to bring the Summer Games to town in 2024 and become the only city besides London ever to host the Olympics three times.

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Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony among frontrunners for new $10 bill

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Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

in Lifestyle, National

Smoking rate continues to fall

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The smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year, down from about 18 percent in 2013.

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Regulations could mean healthier ‘happy meals’ for kids

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Lawmakers in NYC are proposing regulations requiring fast food meals that come with a toy include a serving of fruit, vegetable, or whole grain and limit the meal to no more than 500 calories.