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morning-news-podcast

Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Tom Rivers

Heavily armed French SWAT teams swooped in Wednesday and neutralized a cell that was planning to launch new attacks, firing 5,000 rounds during an hours-long battle that left at least two people dead, including a woman who exploded an explosives belt. The raid had targeted the suspected planner of the attacks, 27-year-old Abdelhamid Abaaoud, but his fate remained unclear. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said the identities of the dead were still being investigated, but that neither Abaoud nor the fugitive attacker Salah Abdeslam was in custody. Developments are of course ongoing, and you can get the latest from Paris.

firsttake

Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 First Take

Kicking off your Thursday morning with a Paris/Belgium update, Syrian refugees update, Don Reiter – will he be charged? Ranked choice voting petitions approved, Riverview upate and October hottest month ever in the history of humankind…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Susan Dench

2020 Women on Boards headquartered in Boston is hosting a national conversation on board diversity and specifically getting more women on boards happening next Thursday Nov 19 at the Osher Map Center at USM. Susan Dench joins Ken and Mike to discuss…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Eye on Politics

Matt and Jeremy join Ken and Mike every Wednesday after the 8AM news for our weekly “Eye on Politics” analysis…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Podcast Bazi Kenani

Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have pushed for the White House to hold off any plans to take in any additional Syrian refugees at this point, stressing that it is better to be safe than sorry in making sure proper vetting procedures are in place and being implemented to make sure no terrorists are part of the lot. Most of the GOP presidential candidates have echoed similar sentiments, as have a couple dozen Republican governors, and there is a hint even some Democratic lawmakers are considering it. The White House for now is holding firm, but Republican lawmakers have indicated they will legislatively try to stop the program if President Obama refuses to.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

French police are hunting for a second fugitive directly involved in the deadly Paris attacks officials said Tuesday after France made an unprecedented demand that its European Union allies support its military action against the Islamic State group. The disclosure of a second possible fugitive came as France launched new airstrikes on the militants’ stronghold in Syria and as Vladimir Putin ordered a Russian military cruiser to work with France on fighting ISIS in Syria and as French and Belgian police were already looking for key suspect Salah Abdeslam, 26, whose suicide-bomber brother Brahim died in the attacks Friday night. The Paris attacks have galvanized international determination to confront the militants.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Chad Finn

From the Boston Globe, Chad Finn joins Ken and Mike to discuss Boston’s David Ortiz and his upcoming retirement.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

French police are hunting for a second fugitive directly involved in the deadly Paris attacks officials said Tuesday after France made an unprecedented demand that its European Union allies support its military action against the Islamic State group. The disclosure of a second possible fugitive came as France launched new airstrikes on the militants’ stronghold in Syria and as Vladimir Putin ordered a Russian military cruiser to work with France on fighting ISIS in Syria and as French and Belgian police were already looking for key suspect Salah Abdeslam, 26, whose suicide-bomber brother Brahim died in the attacks Friday night. The Paris attacks have galvanized international determination to confront the militants.

firsttake

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 First Take

Today’s topics for this Wednesday morning…More on Paris, Syrian refugees,  Waterville – Don Reiter, Nova Star says Nova Scotia owes them money, Jindal out of Presidential race, Ortiz to retire after next season?

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, November 17, 201511/17/2015

11/17/15 Podcast Col. David Hunt

Col. Hunt Joins Ken and Mike for 2 hours this morning. Here is our post 8AM segment with the three guys…

Local Headlines

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Bill to Limit Use of Video Cameras at Polls Wins Support

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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

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

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Maine Man Charged in Father’s Death Pleads Guilty

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A Maine man who told detectives he got drunk, didn't take his medication and does not remember fatally shooting his father has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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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 hour ago in Entertainment, National

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

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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.

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Consumers flexing their muscles

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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.

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Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states' taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law.