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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

As we kick off every week, Portland Press Herald’s Statehouse Bureau-Chief Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike to discuss the recently withdrawn “religious freedom” bill and other legislation going on in Augusta…

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

All told, some 18 announced and likely Republican presidential candidates were in New Hampshire this past weekend for a forum, and virtually all of the focus was on the President Obama, rather than the Dems odds-on favorite to be their opponent, Hillary Clinton. In any case, that’s a lot of candidates, a lot of speeches to take in, and a lot of impact to analyze. If there is anything to take away from the weekend, we’ll let Steve figure it out. Oh, and Clinton is heading there Monday.

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

On Friday, President Obama had some choice words for the U.S. Senate, regarding the delay in getting his Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch confirmed, calling it “ridiculous.” We may actually see some progress on that front this week. As far as Monday’s docket, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE is the president’s guest at the White House, to talk economics, Iran, the region, and of course ISIS.

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

Portland Press Herald’s very own Bill Nemitz joins Ken and Mike this week to discuss bills being introduced in Maine that aren’t exactly targeting things that need to be addressed in government itself….

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Matt Schlobohm

Matt Schlobohm of the Maine AFL-CIO will join Ken and Mike to talk about the newly proposed Minimum-wage referendum in Maine….

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. In all, 168 people were killed, including 19 children, after Timothy McVeigh parked a rental truck loaded with explosives outside the building and walked away. The smoke has cleared and the horrific sound of the blast has faded, but the event echoes through the city’s psyche. Jim was in Oklahoma City on April 19th, 1995, and covered McVeigh’s subsequent trial in Denver. Ryan is back in Oklahoma City to discuss the lasting impact of the event on the community

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

From celebrated NFL player to prison inmate…Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, 25, was convicted on Wednesday of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was convicted in a deadly late-night shooting in 2013 of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old landscaper and amateur weekend football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée. The conviction sealed the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. The mandatory sentence of life without parole automatically triggers an appeal to Massachusetts’ highest court

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Johnathan Williams

Vice President of the American Legislative Exchange council, Johnathan Williams will be at an annual “Rich state, Poor state” tally to examine why people around the country may be moving or staying based on economic outlooks with Maine being today’s topic.

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

While he may have been protesting campaign finance reform, what he was more successful at was opening a pretty decent sized can of worms regarding security at the Capitol building. The individual, who provided a video to a local Tampa Bay newspaper detailing his preparation and plan of action, was promptly arrested. But of course the question that lawmakers will be concerning themselves with, and for the obvious reasons, is how did he get as far as he did. One suspects some hearings on the matter in the not too distant future. Brad on whether this was simply a security failure, or a new challenge, or a bit of both

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Barack Obama is drawing contrasts between his tax policies and those of the Republican leaders in Congress. Obama says he has proposed cutting taxes for working families while Republicans want to cut them for the wealthiest families. Obama used Wednesday’s federal income tax filing deadline to draw attention to his proposals to help families pay for child care, college tuition and retirement. Congress hasn’t embraced any of the president’s ideas, has given no indication that they ever plan to, and with the gyrocopter incident, Wednesday’s sounding board was quite muted.

Local Headlines

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University of Maine Pressed to Serve More Local Food

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A group of Maine food producers and organizations is pressing the University of Maine System to serve more locally grown food to students and staff.

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Planned Parenthood: No Tissue Donations in NNE

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Planned Parenthood clinics in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire say they don't donate fetal tissue for research, even though they say it's legal to do so.

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Maine Landlord Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Deadly Fire

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The owner of a Portland apartment house where six tenants died in a Nov. 1 fire has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

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Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business.

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Pentagon chief gives nod to arm more troops in U.S. after shooting

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter signaled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States.

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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

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Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.