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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

The agreement on a framework for a nuclear program deal with Iran was touted as historic by President Obama last week. Even so, many in Congress are not so sure, and want to make sure they have a chance to comb thru the details before agreeing to lift any sanctions. Sen. Bob Corker, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has drawn up a bill that will give Congress a 60-day review period once an agreement is signed, and says he is close to getting enough votes to make the bill veto-proof.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/16 Podcast Steve Roberts

As presidencies wind down, thoughts about legacies tend to wind up. For President Obama, domestically, there’s recovery from the economic crisis, his Affordable Care Act, even perhaps immigration reform. But in foreign affairs, well, there’s that huge chill with Russia, ending two wars but now jumping back into Iraq, al Qaeda now joined by several offshoots, and forget peace in the Middle East. Which brings us to Iran, and concerns from some in Congress that the president may not have negotiated hard enough, concerned on closing a deal for legacy’s sake. Steve discusses whether a presidents’ concern over legacy has any influence on those last couple years in office.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

It’s Monday! Portland Press Hearld’s own State-house Bureau Chief Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike today to talk about news on Joanne Twomey vs LePage and a constitutional amendment proposal to prevent further legislation on hunting/fishing.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

It will be Wisconsin vs Duke for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, the Badgers having pulled off the upset over previously undefeated Kentucky in the semi-finals. For Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, he’ll also learn Monday whether he’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame. His coaching counterpart in the title game, Mike Krzyzewski, is already in it, and has four national titles to his credit. Ryan doesn’t have any, and needs to guard against his players suffering an emotional letdown following their big win Saturday. Earlier in the year, Duke beat the Badgers in Wisconsin by ten points.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast John Murphy

President of the Maine Credit Union League, John Murphy joins Ken and mike today to discuss the growth of Maine’s credit unions since 2008 and over 50,000 new members.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

And now for the jury, the tough part… deciding whether Dzhiokhar Tsarnaev should die for his crimes, or spend the rest of his life in prison. It has been two decades since Timothy McVeigh set off a truck bomb at a federal office building in Oklahoma City killing 168, and a jury ordered him executed. For this jury, they will have to weigh the defense argument that Tsarnaev’s life should be spared, as he was under the influence of his older brother during their premeditated bombing that took 3 lives and injured 264. The prosecution is hoping that their relentless presentation of graphic testimony and photos will persuade them otherwise.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Barack Obama heralded a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a “historic” agreement and warned Congress Thursday against taking action that could upend work toward a final deal. Obama spoke hours after negotiators in Switzerland reached a framework agreement outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear program and setting the stage for work on a final deal over the next three months. Congressmen on both sides of the aisle want to take a look at things before showing much enthusiasm one way or the other. Israel is wary. And Iran, with economic sanctions now about to be lifted, is quite happy.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

Bill Nemitz triumphantly returns, is feeling better and getting better. He joins Ken and MIke today to talk about his upcoming writing projects and what we’ve missed in March.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 Jim Ryan

Republican legislative leaders have struck a deal backed by a coalition of businesses that would prevent denials of service to gays and lesbians under Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. With the NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball tournament looming, some celebrities and sports figures have called for a boycott on travel to the Hoosier State. The mayor of Indianapolis says it’s time to put the matter to rest. ABC’s Jim Ryan is in the capital city with the latest.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast Eliot Cutler

Eliot Cutler joins the guy’s today to talk about his recent venture into the UMaine education system…

Local Headlines

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York County Sheriff Sues Over Pay Cut

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The York County sheriff is suing the county's commissioners, saying they illegally slashed his salary by more than $15,000.

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Maine Land Giveaway Essay Contest Abandoned

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A Maine woman holding an essay contest to give away 47 acres of woodlands she owns has abandoned the effort because she did not get enough entries.

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Defendants Seek Dismissal of Bangor Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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The defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a Bangor man who died several days after police subdued him with a stun gun have asked a judge to dismiss the suit.

National Headlines

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Americans report improved health, better healthcare

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The study of more than 500,000 Americans found improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescriptions, and overall health since late 2013.

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Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

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Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

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U.S. homeownership hits 35 year-low, renting in vogue

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The drop in ownership underscores the damage inflicted on housing by the recession and the economy's subsequent slow recovery from the downturn.

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U.S., Turkey weigh which Syrian rebels to support in border area

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The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian rebels they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border.