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morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 19, 201506/19/2015

6/19/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

NBC made it official. Brian Williams will not return to his job as “Nightly News” anchor following his suspension for misrepresenting himself, but will be given a second chance with the company as a breaking news anchor at the cable network MSNBC. Williams said he was sorry for saying things that weren’t true, and apologized to colleagues and viewers. But the damage was done. He’s recorded an interview with Matt Lauer, which will air Friday morning on The Today Show. Lester Holt, who has been subbing for Williams since his suspension in February, will officially take over as anchor at “Nightly News.”

morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 19, 201506/19/2015

6/19/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

The man authorities believe to have opened fire on a historic black church in South Carolina was captured without incident on Thursday morning. Dylann Roof, 21, is suspected of opening fire on a bible study group at Emanuel AME Church, killing nine people. Jim is on the ground in Charleston and can provide more detail on Roof’s capture and discuss the next steps in the investigation and how the community is reacting to the tragedy.

firsttake

Friday, June 19, 201506/19/2015

6/19/15 First Take

Wrapping up the week, today’s First Take topics include the SC church killer in custody, LePage vetoes overruled, the Pope issues letter on climate change, Asylum seekings may be able to get PA in Portland then Super Ct says Texas confederate license plate can be outlawed and Sandoval benched…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 18, 201506/18/2015

6/18/15 Capital Insights

Every other Thursday, Governor John Baldacci joins Ken and Mike on the WGAN morning news. Today’s topics include the budget behind closed doors and transparency…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 18, 201506/18/2015

6/18/15 Ken Fredette

Republican Leader Ken Fredette joins us this morning to discuss the newly written budget deal and the issue of transparency in the legislature…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, June 18, 201506/18/2015

6/18/15 Justin Alfond

State Senator Justin Alfond joins us this morning to discuss the newly written budget deal and the issue of transparency in the legislature…

firsttake

Thursday, June 18, 201506/18/2015

6/18/15 First Take

Topics for this Thursday…More on the Budget, LePage reacts to budget, Prison break update, the Pope to issue letter on climate change then Brian Williams not to return as anchor and Woman to be featured on $10 bill…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 17, 201506/17/2015

6/17/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Well, if you can’t deflate the baseballs, maybe try this. Major League Baseball confirms a federal investigation into the illegal breach of the Houston Astros baseball operations database allegedly by the St. Louis Cardinals. Both teams say they are aware and cooperating. The database, nicknamed Ground Control according to the Houston Chronicle, was hacked last year and a law enforcement official told ABC News it contained internal information about Houston’s potential trades, scouting reports, contract information and other material that, if compromised, could be to a competing team’s advantage. The commissioner’s office will wait until the investigation is over to determine whether discipline is warranted.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 17, 201506/17/2015

6/17/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

In a move sure to prompt cries of “food police… food police”, the Food & Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that will require manufacturers to phase out partially-hydrogenated oils from processed foods over the next three years after determining it is not safe for human consumption. Trans fat, of course, is commonly found in junk food like potato chips, cookies and French fries and is the primary source of artery-clogging trans fats. And, many doctors say that trans fats are some of the worst fats that people can consume.

special-reports-podcasts

Wednesday, June 17, 201506/17/2015

6/17/15 Eye on Politics

Every Wednesday, Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fisher join Ken and Mike to analyze the political goings on in the past week. Today’s main topics include transparency in the Legislature and the Right to Die bill…

Local Headlines

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Interim Presidents Named at UMaine at Augusta, Fort Kent

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Interim presidents have been named at the University of Maine System schools in August and Fort Kent.

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GOP Maine Senator Seeks Investigation Into LePage’s Actions

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A Republican state senator wants the Legislature's oversight committee to launch an investigation into whether Gov. Paul LePage ``crossed legal or ethical lines'' by meddling in a charter school's personnel matters.

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John Lannan, Longtime Newsman, Dies at 87

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DARMISCOTTA, Maine (AP) _ John Lannan, a reporter and editor for numerous organizations, including The Associated Press, has died. He…

National Headlines

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Gas prices down headed into holiday weekend

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The decline comes amid a 42-cent jump recorded over the previous nine weeks.

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U.S. senators visit Cuba, hope Congress will ease restrictions

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A number of Cuba initiatives are pending in the Senate, including a bill to remove the travel ban on Americans and rescind the decades-old U.S. economic embargo.

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Supreme Court ruling celebrated on Gay Pride Day

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Americans marked Gay Pride Day this year with an extra measure of gusto, turning out en masse at Sunday's festivities in New York and other cities across the U.S.

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Nuclear deal could sharpen political tensions in Iran

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Iran, the U.S., Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany are trying to end a more than 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear program.