Ken and Mike



Wednesday, March 4, 201503/04/2015

3-4 Jean Maginnis

Jean Maginnis, the Founder & Executive Director of the Maine Center for Creativity joins to discuss creativity in the Maine economy!


Tuesday, March 3, 201503/03/2015

3-3 Bruce Poliquin

Rep Bruce Poliquin joins from DC to discuss the Netanyahu speech and more!


Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

It is quite the lesson in political science, but Congress has found itself in a bit of a pickle over the DHS funding bill. Closest to the heat is House Speaker John Boehner, who if he allows for a “clean” DHS funding bill to be put on the floor, may still not be able to get it passed, and would infuriate his conservative caucus to boot. But what are the options, as the entire issue is revisited this week? Steve explains the political forces at work in a complicatedly divided Capitol Hill. Steve can also talk about last week’s CPAC gathering, though there weren’t really any surprises.


Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

A couple stories Tom is following this morning. First, in Moscow, tens of thousands of Russians marched Sunday to honor Boris Nemtsov, the opposition figure who was gunned down gangland style on Friday.


Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Lawmakers bought themselves a little time, exactly one week in fact, to figure out the DHS funding matter. However, the week’s session will get off to a lousy start, with Democrats claiming they have a deal that Speaker Boehner would put a clean funding bill on the floor, while Republicans say there is no such deal.


Monday, March 2, 201503/02/2015

3/2/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

February has ended, leaving new records for cold temperatures in the Northeast, and still other records for warmth out West. Then there are the snowfall records, most notably in Boston.


Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 Podcast Ali Weinberg

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out at the end of the day Friday. If no deal is reached, essential security personnel would still report to work, but there would be no money to pay them during the funding lapse… that’s the vast majority of the 243,000 agency employees. There may have been some developments in the Senate Thursday night, and Ali will have the latest for you this morning.


Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

The ISIS terrorist who has become known as “Jihadi John” and shown in brutal execution videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti national from a West London suburb. British authorities had wanted to keep it secret for operational reasons and what they were trying to do was to lure him into calling home, thinking he would call back to his family in West London and perhaps they would be able to track down his location in Syria. President Obama is vowing to get this man and bring him to justice.


Friday, February 27, 201502/27/2015

2/27/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

“Jihadi John”, identified as Mohammed Emwazi, is a Kuwaiti-born British man in his mid-20s, who was previously known to British security services. He was born in Kuwait and comes from a middle-class family in London, where he grew up and graduated with a computer programming degree. Emwazi first appeared in a video last August, when he apparently killed the US journalist James Foley and is thought to have appeared in others.


Thursday, February 26, 201502/26/2015

2/26/15 Podcast John Baldacci

This Thursday is Capital Insights with John Baldacci. John calls in today to talk with Ken and Mike about the state’s budget and the recent spotlight on the welfare system.

Local Headlines

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Lawyer in Defamation Case Says Client was Hero in Haiti


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9-Year-old Boy Killed in Fatal Fire in Hermon, Maine


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Spring Trial for Man Charged in Pregnant Girlfriend’s Death


Prosecutors say the trial of a Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend in Maine is expected in spring 2016.

National Headlines

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Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline


It is the fourth time the parties have extended the terms of the interim deal, which was struck in November 2013 and provided Iran with limited sanctions relief in exchange for a halt to the production of uranium enriched to a purity level of 20 percent.

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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law


It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on — an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.

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U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition


President Barack Obama pledged to increase support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war and said the U.S. needs to do more to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers.

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Boston bomber wants a new trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death, filed a motion in federal court on Monday seeking a new trial.