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firsttake

Tuesday, October 27, 201510/27/2015

10/27/15 First Take

On the fast track to the end of October, Trump in the news again – $1 mil loan, Carson 14 pts ahead, the Budget deal, Parade crash update, Prison communication proposal, Soul of Portland files ethic complaint and Meat eaters will get cancer…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, October 26, 201510/26/2015

10/26/15 Podcast Dana Connors

Discussing his Op Ed peice opposing Q1 that was in the Press Herald today, Dana Connors discusses question 1 with Ken and Mike this morning…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, October 26, 201510/26/2015

10/26/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

Steve Mistler from the Portland Press Herald joins Ken and Mike every Monday after the 8AM news to talk about the world of local politics, the election and recent articles in the Herald…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, October 26, 201510/26/2015

10/26/15 Podcast Karen Travers

After years of complaints from teachers, parents and students alike, the Obama administration has announced new guidelines toward standardized tests, saying kids spend too much time taking “unnecessary” exams in schools. The administration admitted that some of their current policies have been part of the problem. Among the new guidelines, which are recommendations and not regulations, take only “tests that are worth taking,” and no more of 2% of classroom time should be test taking. Obama will meet with teachers and representatives of states and school districts on Monday to discuss the issue.

firsttake

Monday, October 26, 201510/26/2015

10/26/15 First Take

Kicking off this week with a Driver killing 4 at OSU homecoming, the Governor hating on women, Clinton’s Birthday – Katy Perry endorses, Trump is “most electable” in poll, LePage hating on Katz…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, October 23, 201510/23/2015

10/23/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

Portland Press Herald’s own Bill Nemitz joins Ken and MIke for a weekly discussion after the 8AM news. Today’s main topic includes lottery tickets being referred to as a “poor tax”…bill

morning-news-podcast

Friday, October 23, 201510/23/2015

10/23/15 Podcast Rick Lowell

Talking about this Sunday’s Comic Expo at the Portland Expo Stadium – Owner of Casablanca Comics, Rick Lowell answers Ken and MIke’s questions about the gathering…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, October 23, 201510/23/2015

10/23/15 Podcast Lana Zak

Hillary Clinton’s testimony Thursday before the House committee investigating Benghazi…considered a critical moment in her race for president.    The former Secretary of State spent hours answering questions on the role she played in the response to the Benghazi terror attack.   In one exchange, Republican Mike Pompeo suggested someone needed to be fired. Clinton said that was evaluated but they could not find a breach of duty.   She said she  took responsibility and before she left office she launched reforms to better protect our people in the field. Among the 4 American lives lost, a friend, Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The allegation that she didn’t do all she could to save his life, she said has caused her to lose sleep calling the claim:  a very personally painful accusation.  And President Obama invited White House reporters into the Oval Office Thursday to watch him veto a major defense policy bill recently passed by congressional Republicans, but one the President says falls “woefully short” and “resorts to gimmicks.”

firsttake

Friday, October 23, 201510/23/2015

10/23/15 First Take

Honoring the Buddha by closing out the week with some morning news – Hillary gets grilled, an ISIS prison raid, Paul Ryan, El Faro ship debris, PPH endorse Ethan – two counselors school board member Brennan and then Fogel victims get $100k each…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, October 22, 201510/22/2015

10/22/15 Capital Insights

Former Two Term Maine Governor and 4 term Congressman John Baldacci joins Ken and Mike every other Thursday after the WGAN morning news at 8AM…

Local Headlines

12 hours ago in Local

Mother Gives Birth in Bath Supermarket Parking Lot

GENERIC BABY IN CAR SEAT

Emergency medical personnel successfully delivered a baby girl in the parking lot of a supermarket in southern Maine.

14 hours ago in Local

Bill to Limit Use of Video Cameras at Polls Wins Support

VIDEOCAM

A bill that would make it harder to use video cameras to intimidate voters is winning bipartisan support from Maine lawmakers.

15 hours ago in Local

Maine Man Sentenced to 45 Years for Pipe Beating Death

JASON COTE MUG

A judge has imposed a 45-year prison sentence on a Maine man convicted in the pipe-beating death of another man in 2013.

National Headlines

13 hours ago in National

Making headlines this week

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

13 hours ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

valentines

With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

18 hours ago in National

Consumers flexing their muscles

shopping

U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015.

21 hours ago in National

Congress approves permanent Internet access tax ban

internet

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states' taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law.