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Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 Sen. Roger Katz

From Maine’s 24th District, Republican Senator Roger Katz joins Ken and Mike this morning to discuss Mark Eves and the Governor…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

The Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. That trade measure is headed to the White House for his signature. Now it’s back to battles along traditional party lines. To that end, the Republican-controlled House approved a plan Wednesday to block a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, allowing states to opt out of the administration’s carbon emission limits. And then, the Republican-controlling powerful House Appropriations panel adopted a sweeping sequester-mandated spending bill that protects some domestic programs, but slashes others. Obama is demanding equal increases for domestic programs as a condition for signing any of the appropriations bills. Ahh, it’s all getting back to normal quickly.

firsttake

Thursday, June 25, 201506/25/2015

6/25/15 First Take

Today’s top stories for the day include Eves vs. LePage, the Confederate flag, Tsarnaev’s sentencing, Obama handles a heckler and Hannaford’s has been sold then Center Lovell Inn…

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Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

As authorities continue to hunt for the escaped New York prisoners, more details are emerging regarding how they were able to pull off the feat. Monday we heard of perfunctory bed checks, where faces weren’t dutifully identified before moving on to the next cell. Now we hear that hacksaw blade and related tools were hidden inside hamburger meat, put there by their alleged accomplice Joyce Mitchell, who would then store it in the tailor shop fridge at the facility. A prison guard has been identified who brought to meat to the escapees in their cells… which is against the rules… but he says he had no idea hacksaw blades and tools were inside of it. Needless to say, security protocols appear to have gotten a bit sloppy at the Clinton correctional facility.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Eye on Politics

Matt Gagnon and Dennis Bailey in place for Jeremy this morning join Ken and Mike for our weekly Eye on Politics analysis. Today’s main topics include the budget and the legislature…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

On Wednesday, President Obama will announce a major change in policy with regard to Americans being held hostage overseas. The government will no longer threaten criminal prosecution of the families of American hostages who are held abroad by groups like the Islamic State if they attempt to pay ransom for the release of their loved ones. The change is one of many that are intended to fix what the administration has acknowledged is a broken policy on United States captives, a senior administration official said. President Obama ordered the top to bottom review back in November 2014 after an uptick in the hostage-taking of Americans overseas.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

We’ve seen swift movement in the last couple of days regarding the question of whether or not the Confederate Flag should fly on state grounds, with the governors of South Carolina and Virginia calling for its removal from state grounds. But now, retailers and even eBay are weighing in. Walmart, Kmart and Sears, some of the country’s largest retailers, have announced that they will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from their stores. In addition, eBay has announced that it is banning the sale of the Confederate flag and its image

firsttake

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 First Take

Today is the day we affectionately refer to as – Wednesday! The SC confederate flag debate continues, Brady’s appeal, Prison break updates, Welfare reform in Maine fails and other legislative news – Efficiency Maine, New Mkt Cap Investment program and Center Lovell Inn sale investigated…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

New England quarterback Tom Brady will appeal the punishment handed down to him by the NFL directly to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday in New York City. The Deflate-Gate saga may finally be drawing to a close. Brady has still denied any wrongdoing, and in the room everyone would wish they could have a seat in, will no doubt be pressed by Goodell to turn over texts he sent to those Patriots employees who have been linked to the scandal. No word on when a decision on the appeal will be announced.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

A new front has opened in the search for two the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. Forensic evidence has led police to a hunting camp about 20 miles from the prison where Richard Matt and David Sweat cut their way out earlier this month. DNA samples taken from food found at the site reportedly matched both escapees. Police started searching the area in the northern Adirondacks after someone reported seeing a person fleeing the hunting camp. The new focus came as police concluded a search 400 miles to the west in communities along the Pennsylvania state line.

Local Headlines

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Police Say Homicide Suspect Spotted in Maine

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GUILFORD, Maine (AP) _ The Piscataquis County Sheriff’s office says law enforcement officials are converging on Guilford after a confirmed…

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Maine Weathering Worst Acute Hepatitis C Outbreak Since ’90s

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As Maine continues to weather its worst acute hepatitis C outbreak since cases were recorded in the 1990s, health advocates say the state's heroin epidemic is to blame.

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UMaine Scientist Says Plastic Bags Might Kill Pet Fish

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A University of Maine scientist says some bags used to transport pet fish home from aquariums leach a toxic chemical that might kill the animals.

National Headlines

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Postal carriers getting a panic button

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It used to be that mail carriers had to just contend with dogs and weather but a rise in other work-related dangers has pushed the postal service to adopt new technology.

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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

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Lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday with a long to-do list.

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Iran demands end to U.N. missile sanctions, West refuses

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A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and a broader arms embargo are among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, July 6

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.