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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…

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Capital Insights with John Baldacci

Every other Thursday John Baldacci joins Ken and MIke with our bi-weekly segment, Capital Insights. Today’s topics include the primary elections, party lines and how primaries are funded and Indiana/Arkansas religious freedom bill.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Aaron Katersky

Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million worth of gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors on the donor’s behalf. A federal grand jury indictment accuses the New Jersey Democrat of using the power of his Senate seat to benefit Dr. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor who prosecutors say provided the senator with luxury vacations, airline travel, golf trips and tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to a legal defense fund. Menendez announced he will step down from his leadership post with the powerful Armed Services Committee.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson says he won’t sign his state’s Religious Freedom Law until there are changes to the bills language. The governor was originally expected to sign the law as is, but after backlash from businesses and gay rights groups he wants legislatures to either recall the proposal or include measures making it more similar to the federal religious freedom law signed in 1993. Earlier this week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana made a similar statement after critics said his bill would openly sanction discrimination for gays and lesbians, and his legislature is still trying to figure things out.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast Howie Carr

Howie Carrjoins Ken and Mike today to talk about his upcoming “Night of Crime” dinner show at the Italian Heritage Center on April 12.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast State Rep. Drew Gattine

State Rep. Drew Gattine joins Ken and Mike to discuss the DHHS budget.

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Wednesday, April 1, 201504/01/2015

4/1/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The defense in the Boston Bombings case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came to a speedy conclusion Tuesday. They only used four witnesses, only six hours of testimony. When compared to the prosecution: 92 witnesses, three weeks of testimony. The defense’s only point, that his older brother Tamerlan was calling the shots. If that argument makes any impression with the jury, the defense hopes it will save their clients life. Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday.

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Maine Environmental Groups Praise Federal Power Plant Rules

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Environmental advocates in Maine are praising President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants even though the state's power plants likely won't see many big changes under the new rules.

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Hypothermia, Drowning to Blame for Down East Maine Deaths

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The Maine medical examiner's office says a Pennsylvania couple found floating in Chandler Bay over the weekend succumbed to hypothermia and drowning.

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Police: Thieves Steal $15K from an American Legion Post

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Members of a Maine American Legion post say $15,000 was stolen from a safe when thieves broke into the building over the weekend.

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

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President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

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Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

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The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the U.S. to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

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The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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GOP prepares for big week

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All 17 candidates are jockeying to get a spot on the stage of the first GOP debate, and a place in the hearts and minds of voters.