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Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 Podcast Brad Garrett

President Obama launched a new gun control agenda this week which has gotten a good amount of attention. But will the measures he announced have any real impact? Will they really reduce mass shootings? (ahh, probably not) Will they possibly reduce overall gun deaths each year? (actually, yes) Are we going to have a continual increase gun sales? (you bet) Can mental health records actually make it into gun purchasing databases? (depends, but to say in a majority of states might be pushing it) Brad discusses all these issues, and can also explain the tactics and reasoning being deployed by federal officials in Burns, Oregon, where that rural federal building standoff is ongoing.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 Podcast Tom Rivers

More women came forward Wednesday alleging they were sexually assaulted and robbed during New Year’s Eve celebrations in the German city of Cologne, as police faced mounting criticism for their handling of the incident. At least 106 criminal complaints have been filed since last week, The figure has increased from 90 since Tuesday. “At least three quarters have a sexual component. In two cases we are investigating crimes that amount to rape,” said Cologne police spokesman Christoph Gilles said. About 1,000 men described by police as being of “Arab or North African origin” gathered around Cologne’s main station, next to the city’s famous cathedral, on the night from Thursday to Friday.

firsttake

Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 First Take

Ken and Phil Harriman start off your morning with China markets shake up world economy, North Korea maybe didn’t have bomb, Trump says China’s problem, Trump v. Cruz, Legislative session begins, Tribes want Oregon protesters off their land and Auburn allows medical marijuana in schools….

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Peter Bissell

Peter Bissell of Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. joins Ken and Phil this morning to discuss local brewing at Thompson’s Point.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Eye on Politics

Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fischer join the show every Wednesday after the 8AM news to discuss the latest in local and national politics…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Matt McGarry

It’s non-binding, but still… British lawmakers will debate a petition calling for U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from the country over his remarks about Muslims — and a rival petition saying he should be allowed in. More than half a million people signed an online petition calling for Trump to be blocked after he called last month for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. Almost 40,000 people backed one saying he should not be barred. Under British law any petition that gets 100,000 signatures must be considered for parliamentary debate. The House of Commons Petitions Committee said Tuesday that both petitions would be debated Jan. 18. The debate will not result in a binding vote.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Karen Travers

At times with tears rolling down his cheeks, President Obama made his argument as to why new gun control legislation is necessary. While technically not mandating any new law, what President Obama is primarily doing is requiring more vendors (like those at gun shows) to register as federally licensed gun dealers, thus making them subject to more stringent background check requirements for their customers. Many Republicans and other opponents, as expected, pounced on the announcement, the only difference being the degree of the rhetoric. Speaker Paul Ryan called it constitutional overreach, and promised court action. Jeb Bush called it unlawful, Rubio unconstitutional, Huckabee “belligerent abuse of power,” and on and on. And now, the president takes his case to the American people.

firsttake

Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/15 First Take

Ken and Phil Harriman start off your middle of the week with North Korea, Obama gun proposals, Legislative session begins, LePage responds to suit, threat of impeachment, Flag ladies and Powerball…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Ellie Espling

From the State House of Representatives, Ellie Espling joins Ken and Phil this morning to discuss the upcoming Legislative session and the talk of impeachment…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Justin Alfond

Senator Justin Alfond joins the show this morning to discuss the upcoming Legislative session…

Local Headlines

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Man Cleared of DWI Arrested on Same Charge 2 Days Later

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A Maine man cleared of a drunken driving charge at his trial on Thursday was arrested Saturday morning on a new charge of operating under the influence.

13 hours ago in Local

Maine Police Investigating Shots Fired as Party Was Breaking Up

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Police in Maine are investigating multiple shots being fired as a party in Lewiston was breaking up early Saturday morning.

16 hours ago in Local

Maine Native Taken in NFL Draft

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Trevor Bates of Westbrook, ME was selected by the Indianapolis Colts 239th overall in the seventh-round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

National Headlines

2 days ago in National

Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

3 days ago in National

Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

3 days ago in National

U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

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The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

3 days ago in National, World

Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.