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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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Manslaughter Conviction Upheld in Double-Fatal Crash

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The Maine supreme court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a driver in a crash that killed two of her passengers.

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Saddleback Says Fundraising Fell Short, Resort is For Sale

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The popular Saddleback ski area says it has fallen short on fundraising for a new chairlift but that there may be a buyer to save the upcoming season.

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Federal Judge Orders Cleanup Plan for Maine Mercury

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A federal judge has ordered the former owners of the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. plant to pay for an engineering study for cleaning up tons of mercury dumped in the Penobscot River.

National Headlines

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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

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The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

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Obama scores policy win in securing votes for Iran nuclear deal

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U.S. President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran.

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U.S. police slayings raise pressure on officers at time of tension

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Experts caution that the number of police killed on duty this year is not out of the ordinary, and the reasons behind the deaths are a complicated mix of factors that go well beyond the current climate.