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Tuesday, May 12, 201505/12/2015

5/12/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game. The league suspended the Super Bowl MVP Monday for the first four games of the season, fined the New England Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks as punishment for deflating footballs used in the AFC title game. Brady’s agent called the NFL’s decision ludicrous, but when you figure agents get, what 10%… Brady set to make $7 million in 2015…. well, who can blame him to aggressively defending his client. There should be more reaction by morning. Still no word from Brady himself.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, May 12, 201505/12/2015

5/12/15 Podcsast Trey Hardin

Trey Hardin from ABC News joins Ken and Mike today to discuss Tom Brady’s “sentencing” and President Obama’s lame duck status.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, May 12, 201505/12/2015

5/12/15 Podcast Sen. George Mitchell

Maine-Born Waterville native, Senator George Mitchell, joins Ken and Mike to discuss his new memoir The Negotiator.

firsttake

Tuesday, May 12, 201505/12/2015

5/12/15 First Take

On Today’s First take, Tom Brady has been found guilty by the NFL! A Nun speaks at Tsarnaev trial, a Food critic banned from restaurants, George Zimmerman gets shot then a Report that Pakistan knew about bin Laden raid and Judge gets bad feedback from lawyers….

morning-news-podcast

Monday, May 11, 201505/11/2015

5/11/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

When the fall of 2016 rolls around, Democrats are hoping they’ll be able to take back control of the Senate, and of course President Obama will be leaving office. So perhaps it isn’t so odd to see Sens. Reid, Schumer, and Warren, pushing back against the president over his Trans-Pacific trade deal, one that they feel will hurt the middle class, a key strategic constituency that the Dems believe can help carry them to victory next election. The president also recently accepted a bipartisan bill regarding Congressional approval of the Iran nuke deal, which, well, is new. Are these signs that his lame duck status is beginning to take its toll? Is President Obama’s legislative strength beginning to drain?

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Monday, May 11, 201505/11/2015

5/11/15 First Take

We kick off the week with Saudi Kinig snubbing Obama, Castro meets with the pope, What will the NFL do to punish Brady? A Bill to stop toll evaders, then Jeb says he would have invaded Iraq and the GA principal said the devil made her do it…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, May 8, 201505/08/2015

5/8/15 Podcast Eggs N’ Issues Edison Liu

On location at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, Ken and Mike speak a member of this month’s panel Dr. Edison Liu of Jackson Labs in Bar Harbor to discuss Research and Development and the worldwide reach of Jackson Laboratories.

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Friday, May 8, 201505/08/2015

5/8/15 First Take

On this month’s Eggs n’ Issues edition of first take… The Great Britain elections, Tom Brady’s damage control, Skowhegan native Americans, Texas gunman on a watch list then Maine senators say revamp the Patriot Act and a possible Minimum wage of 9.50.

special-reports-podcasts

Thursday, May 7, 201505/07/2015

5/7/15 Podcast Robert Witkowski

Author of the book 100 Things to Do in Portland, Maine Before You Die, Robert Witkowski joins Ken and Mike in the studio to discuss a few of the highlights of the book and what’s so special about Portland?

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 7, 201505/07/2015

5/7/15 Capital Insights

Every other Thursday, John Baldacci joins Ken and Mike on the WGAN morning news. Of course, today’s podcast “kicks off” with Deglate-Gate…

Local Headlines

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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.

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Man Who Shot Intruder Says He May Have to Give up Gun

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A retired Maine lobsterman who shot an intruder hours after buying a gun to defend himself may have to give up his gun because his apartment complex bans them.

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.