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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/22/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

One father has made the decision to monitor his daughter’s walk to school in a rather untraditional way – by use of drone. The revelation has raised the question whether this is a creative new parenting technique, or simply going too far. While new technology provides the means for parents to keep watch of their children, many wonder where a line should be drawn.

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

There are allegations in an upcoming book regarding donations to the Clinton Foundation and speaking fees given to President Bill Clinton while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. The charge is that those that made donations, or paid speaking fees, were in turn afforded preferential treatment from the Obama administration thru the State Department. When questioned about the allegations at the White House briefing Monday by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Press Secretary Josh Earnest would not categorically deny the charges, other to say that he isn’t aware of any evidence of such occurring. It was the kind of obtuse response which ensures the questions won’t go away.

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The penalty phase for the convicted Boston Marathon bomber begins Tuesday in Boston. His guilt was never in doubt. His punishment is a far more open question. The family of the attack’s youngest victim has gone on record against the death penalty but others impacted by the bombings say it’s the only appropriate punishment. Massachusetts does not have the death penalty so jurors in this federal case are considering it for the first time

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Tuesday, April 21, 201504/21/2015

4/21/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Every year, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression hands out their Jefferson Muzzles, the awards given to those who provocatively have attempted to muzzle free speech. While many of them are from major news events you’ll easily recall, the Center went to lengths this year to award some unique, quirky, and little known incidents as well. Like the prosecutor who went after a teenager for posting a photo of his crotch near a religious statue. A New Jersey college suspending a professor for wearing a Game Of Thrones inspired tee shirt. An Illinois mayor who ordered a man’s house raided for creating a Twitter parody account of his honor. Scott has the list of winners

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Sen. Roger Katz

Senator Roger Katz is currently serving his third term in the Maine State Senate and he currently represents Senate District 15. Senator Katz joins Ken and MIke to discuss the fate of leased buildings in Augusta being used by state legislation…

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

As we kick off every week, Portland Press Herald’s Statehouse Bureau-Chief Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike to discuss the recently withdrawn “religious freedom” bill and other legislation going on in Augusta…

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

All told, some 18 announced and likely Republican presidential candidates were in New Hampshire this past weekend for a forum, and virtually all of the focus was on the President Obama, rather than the Dems odds-on favorite to be their opponent, Hillary Clinton. In any case, that’s a lot of candidates, a lot of speeches to take in, and a lot of impact to analyze. If there is anything to take away from the weekend, we’ll let Steve figure it out. Oh, and Clinton is heading there Monday.

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

On Friday, President Obama had some choice words for the U.S. Senate, regarding the delay in getting his Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch confirmed, calling it “ridiculous.” We may actually see some progress on that front this week. As far as Monday’s docket, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE is the president’s guest at the White House, to talk economics, Iran, the region, and of course ISIS.

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

Portland Press Herald’s very own Bill Nemitz joins Ken and Mike this week to discuss bills being introduced in Maine that aren’t exactly targeting things that need to be addressed in government itself….

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Matt Schlobohm

Matt Schlobohm of the Maine AFL-CIO will join Ken and Mike to talk about the newly proposed Minimum-wage referendum in Maine….

Local Headlines

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Gov. LePagesends Maine House Speaker Handwritten Note

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Gov. Paul LePage says Maine's House Speaker is free to have any summit he wants after the governor received from the lawmaker a letter critical of his response to the growing heroin problem.

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Body of Pilot in Maine Plane Crash Recovered

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Police say emergency workers have recovered the body of a pilot whose plane crashed into a manmade pond in the northern Maine town of Houlton.

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Special Election for Maine House Seat Set for Nov. 3

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A special election to choose a member of the Maine House of Representatives to represent the Standish area is scheduled for Nov. 3.

National Headlines

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

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General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

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The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

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It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

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Colorado movie shooter sentenced to 12 life terms

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Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a "Batman" film.