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Thursday, December 31, 201512/31/2015

12/31/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

It’s become somewhat of a cliché, as we discuss security concerns in regards to the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York’s Times Square. But the terror threat has evolved to include soft targets, venues that aren’t nationally known, or for that matter packed with thousands of people. And while most of the focus involves extremist terror groups, the long-feared homegrown threat appears to have come to fruition, not to mention simply misguided individuals with violent intentions and the ability to get their hands on a gun. Now even just a threat, even with questionable credibility, can close a school district. Brussels so rocked by its recent terror troubles, their New Year’s Eve festivities cancelled with word of a possible attack. Brad discusses security measures and tools being deployed that are effective, but as the dawn of a new year comes, where the vulnerabilities lie, and the preventive limitations exist.

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Thursday, December 31, 201512/31/2015

12/31/15 Capital Insights

Featuring former 2 Term ME governor John Baldacci, Ken and Matt go over the 2015 Year in Review to close out the final show of the year!

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Thursday, December 31, 201512/31/2015

12/31/15 Podcast Paul Merrill

Talking about 2015 in review – WMTW’s Paul Merrill joins Matt and Ken this morning to talk about the biggest stories in Maine over the year!

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Thursday, December 31, 201512/31/2015

12/31/15 First Take

Ken and Matt Ganon kick off your New Years Eve morning with Bill Cosby, Affluenza teen still in Mexico and mother in Texas. Dion introduces heroin bill; Overdoses increase in 2015, New taxes for 2016, LePage sends books to legislators and Miss Columbia sues…

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Wednesday, December 30, 201512/30/2015

12/30/15 Podcast Ryan Burrow

A white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Jason Van Dyke is “hanging in there” and wants to tell his side of what happened so he’s not seen “as this cold-blooded killer,” defense attorney Dan Herbert said after the court hearing. Herbert added that they haven’t ruled out asking for a change of venue. The case is in Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago where demonstrators have staged marches protesting the shooting and how it’s been handled. Late Tuesday, a small group of demonstrators marched to the private home of Mayor Rahm Emanual, who returned home from vacation.

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Wednesday, December 30, 201512/30/2015

12/30/15 Eye on Politics

Every Wednesday after the 8AM news, Matt and Jeremy joins the show to discuss the latest in politics!

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Wednesday, December 30, 201512/30/2015

12/30/15 Podcast Craig Peterson

Talking Star Wars with Ken and Matt this morning, Craig Peterson joins the show on this fine December morning!

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Wednesday, December 30, 201512/30/2015

12/30/15 Podcast Morgan Sturdivant

Talking about the recent murder in August, WMTW’s Morgan Sturdivant joins Matt and Ken this morning…

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Wednesday, December 30, 201512/30/2015

12/30/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager given probation for four intoxication-manslaughter convictions, is to return to the United States from Mexico on Wednesday. Couch, 18, was taken into custody in Puerto Vallarta Monday evening after spending eleven days on the run from local, state and federal law enforcers. Couch’s mother, Tanya, was also arrested and could face criminal charges of helping her son to avoid apprehension. Couch had a blood/alcohol level three times the legal limit when he killed four pedestrians with his pickup truck in 2013. His lawyer argued that Couch’s privileged upbringing left him unable to tell right from wrong before the crash. ABC’s Jim Ryan will have the latest.

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Wednesday, December 30, 201512/30/2015

12/30/15 First Take

Ken and Matt Gagnon discuss the First big snowfall, Pataki is out and Trump to buy tv ads, DOT privatizing bridge, Ethan Couch arrested in Mexico then Peter Coffin charged for overdose in Old Port and David Marple arrested for killing a couple…

Local Headlines

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Maine Legislature Votes to Override Drug Antidote Veto

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The Maine Legislature has voted overwhelmingly to override Maine Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill to increase the availability of a drug overdose antidote.

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Synthetic Pesticide Task Force Proposed In Portland

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Portland City Council's Energy and Sustainability Committee voted in favor of creating a task force to consider restricting the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizer in the city.

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Augusta Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Distribution Charges

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A 44-year-old Augusta man has admitted to federal drug distribution charges stemming from a 2015 traffic stop arrest at a southern Maine rest stop

National Headlines

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.