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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson says he won’t sign his state’s Religious Freedom Law until there are changes to the bills language. The governor was originally expected to sign the law as is, but after backlash from businesses and gay rights groups he wants legislatures to either recall the proposal or include measures making it more similar to the federal religious freedom law signed in 1993. Earlier this week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana made a similar statement after critics said his bill would openly sanction discrimination for gays and lesbians, and his legislature is still trying to figure things out.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast Howie Carr

Howie Carrjoins Ken and Mike today to talk about his upcoming “Night of Crime” dinner show at the Italian Heritage Center on April 12.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast State Rep. Drew Gattine

State Rep. Drew Gattine joins Ken and Mike to discuss the DHHS budget.

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Wednesday, April 1, 201504/01/2015

4/1/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The defense in the Boston Bombings case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came to a speedy conclusion Tuesday. They only used four witnesses, only six hours of testimony. When compared to the prosecution: 92 witnesses, three weeks of testimony. The defense’s only point, that his older brother Tamerlan was calling the shots. If that argument makes any impression with the jury, the defense hopes it will save their clients life. Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday.

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Wednesday, April 1, 201504/01/2015

4/1/15 Eye on Politics

It’s Wednesday and that means its Eye on Politics. In for Matt Gagnon – Philip E. Harriman and Jeremy Fisher join Ken and Mike to discuss the Governer and his budget, DHHS spending and Maine’s drug problem and how it impacts the economy.

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Wednesday, April 1, 201504/01/2015

4/1/15 Mary Mayhew

DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew joins Ken and Mike today to answer questions about tax reform, welfare and economic outlooks.

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Wednesday, April 1, 201504/01/2015

4/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Well, a lot has happened since the last ABC News-Washington Post Poll on the approval ratings of the president and Congress. 2015 started. The Patriots won the Super Bowl. “Birdman” won the Oscar for Best Picture. So we’ll see what effect if any this or anything else has had on the latest approval ratings for President Obama and the Congress, which releases at 7am ET on Wednesday. And regarding those Iran nuke talks, some mad scrambling to keep a deal in play. Where it stands by morning is anyone’s guess.

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Wednesday, April 1, 201504/01/2015

4/1/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence aggressively defended Indiana’s religious freedom law Tuesday but said he wants a bill on his desk by week’s end “making it clear the law does not allow businesses the right to deny services to anyone.” Whether he effectively quelled the swirl of criticism remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the state of Arkansas marked the occasion by passing their own “religious freedom” law, despite similar types of warnings and protestations from civil and business communities.

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Tuesday, March 31, 201503/31/2015

3/31/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.

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Tuesday, March 31, 201503/31/2015

3/31/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

On Monday, President Obama used the occasion of the Ted Kennedy museum dedication in Boston to urge Congress to start getting more done. Of course, no one really expects that to happen anytime soon. But one thing that might happen soon, a nuke deal with Iran, and a new ABC News—Washington Post poll this morning tells us what the American people think about such a deal.

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Maine Studying Plan to Transplant Sea Urchins for Fishing

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Maine fishing regulators want to close an area to sea urchin fishing so they can evaluate a plan to transplant the spiny creatures.

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Environmentalists Press on with Maine Lynx Trapping Lawsuit

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A coalition of environmental groups says it will press on with a lawsuit designed to provide more protections for Maine's lynx despite new trapping restrictions adopted by the state.

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Maine’s Largest Prison Looking for New Warden

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Maine's largest prison is seeking a new warden.

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Making headlines this week

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

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars

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The second man to walk on the moon is pushing for a Mars settlement by 2040.

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

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The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.