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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people. Aid groups received the first word from remote mountain villages — reports that suggested many communities perched on mountainsides were devastated or struggling to cope. Landslides hindered rescue teams that tried to use mountain trails to reach those in need. Right now communications are very bad from the affected area, so Tom will have the latest details on the devastation from London.

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The prosecution has made their case, and starting Monday it is the defense team’s turn to present their side, as they argue why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be spared the death penalty. Expected to testify, several Tsarnaev family members, to paint a more sympathetic portrait of the young man. Over the weekend, some of those family members were relocated from a hotel they were staying at by the FBI, though no further details as to why have been released. Aaron is back in Boston covering the trial as the penalty phase winds down.

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Jonathan Nass

Jonathan Nass is a tax policy advisor within the LePage Administration. Prior to joining the Administration, Nass worked for seven and half years in the U.S. Congress, most recently, as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Nass has also worked as a litigator at a Washington, DC law firm and in the government services practice at Jensen Baird Gardner Henry in Portland, Maine. In his most recent post, Nass was a senior legal advisor at Embassy Baghdad before returning to Maine in 2010.

Johnathan joins Ken and Mike this morning to discuss tax and budget topics…

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Speaker of the House Mark Eves

The Democrats have a “Better Deal for Maine” and Speaker of the House Mark Eves is on the road with Justin Alfond to spread information about this deal. He joins Mike and Dennis today to highlight his tour and the deal.

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

It’s Friday, Portland Press Herald’s own Bill Nemitz joins Mike and Dennis today to talk about his recently written column focusing on free tuition for Maine National Guard members…

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

On Thursday President Obama announced that an American counterterrorism mission back in January killed two aid workers held by al-Qaeda, including an American identified as Warren Weinstein. The men were killed during a mission that targeted an al-Qaeda compound in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. While taking full responsibility for the incident the President said that the initial assessment indicates that the operation was fully consistent with the guidelines under which conduct counterterrorism efforts are conducted in the region. The White House is reviewing its protocol for counterterrorism operations

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Capital Insights with John Baldacci

Every other Thursday, John Baldacci joins the show today to talk with Dennis and Mike about the news on Maine’s tax reform PR battle and the current minimum wage debate…

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

Every week, it seems, we hear “person(s) arrested for trying to join ISIS.” The Justice Department holds a press conference, while noting the real threat aspect, emphasizing that nobody was ever in any danger. We’re starting to get used to it. Brad takes a closer look at this recent uptick in terrorism arrests. Are these all sting operations? How do investigators first learn of these individuals? What federal law enforcement division is leading the charge, and how prevalent is this activity around the country. Are there dozens or even hundreds of individuals to be concerned about? And what activity exactly rises to the level of a crime?

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

The IRS’ overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama’s health law. For those who weren’t disconnected, only 40 percent actually got through to a person. And many of those people had to wait on hold for more than 30 minutes, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Wednesday. The number of disconnected callers spiked just as taxpayers were being hit with new requirements under the health law. Last year, by comparision, the phone system dropped just 360,000 calls.

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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

In an interview on Tuesday, President Obama said he has spent the past six and a half years yanking the country out of the worst recession since the Great Depression, citing most of his policy accomplishments and initiatives as all geared towards improving the economy. And part of that effort gets a big test in the Senate on Wednesday, as his trade agenda, which many liberals and labor unions vehemently oppose, comes up for vote in committee. The president hit back at fellow Democrats who oppose his trade initiatives, saying they have their facts wrong. Also on Tuesday, Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday on that human-trafficking bill that should finally clear the way for the long-stalled vote on President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.

Local Headlines

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Man Who Shot Intruder Says He May Have to Give up Gun

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A retired Maine lobsterman who shot an intruder hours after buying a gun to defend himself may have to give up his gun because his apartment complex bans them.

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Coast Guard Investigating Boat Collision In Maine

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BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between a commercial lobster boat and a schooner carrying tourists in Maine.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty To Interstate Pimping Charge

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) A Biddeford man accused of bringing a woman from Maine to prostitute her in New Hampshire has pleaded not guilty to a federal interstate pimping charge.

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Obama scores policy win in securing votes for Iran nuclear deal

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U.S. President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran.

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U.S. police slayings raise pressure on officers at time of tension

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Experts caution that the number of police killed on duty this year is not out of the ordinary, and the reasons behind the deaths are a complicated mix of factors that go well beyond the current climate.

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U.S. Army to open elite Ranger School to all genders

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The U.S. Army said on Wednesday it would open its elite Ranger School to all soldiers regardless of gender, after two women made history last month by becoming the first to pass the grueling leadership course.

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