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Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike today to discuss LePage, Roger Katz and partisan politics…

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Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 First Take

To Kick off this mid-May week…Texas bikers have a “Sons of Anarchy” shootout, Tsarnaev gets death penalty, York County DAs removed from case, Bill to prevent “do not resuscitate” order then a Bill to raise home car worker pay

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Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor trains will resume service Monday in “complete compliance” with federal safety orders following last week’s deadly derailment. Federal regulators on Saturday ordered Amtrak to expand use of a speed-control system long in effect for southbound trains near the crash site to northbound trains in the same area. The agency also ordered the company to examine all curves along the Northeast Corridor and determine if more can be done to improve safety, and to increase speed limit signs along the route. The NTSB investigation into the derailment, that killed nine, continues. The engineer says he doesn’t remember anything, and there are conflicting reports as to whether a rock or some other projectile was tossed at the engineer’s window just prior to the crash.

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Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

A cybersecurity consultant told the FBI he hacked into computer systems aboard airliners up to 20 times and managed to control an aircraft engine during a flight, according to federal court documents. Chris Roberts was detained by the FBI in April following a United Airlines flight to Syracuse, New York, after officials saw Twitter posts he made discussing hacking into the plane he was traveling on. An FBI search warrant application filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York describes the investigation of Roberts for possible computer crimes.

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Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Obama ordered the Delta Force raid into Syria that killed a key ISIS leader, but the news of that success was tempered with word out of Iraq that ISIS forces have taken control of Ramadi. How to handle the situation in Iraq continues to be a complicated foreign policy and military issue for the White House. The focus Monday however will be on effective community policing, as the president heads to Camden, NJ, one of the poorest cities in the country, but where an entire police force was fired, and a new one was brought in… one that federal officials say is showing the way to do things.

Monday, May 18, 201505/18/2015

5/18/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

A shooting involving rival biker gangs at a Central Texas restaurant has left nine people dead and some others injured. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says eight people died at the scene of the shooting at Twin Peaks restaurant about noon Sunday and another person died at a hospital. Swanton says the fight began with punches and then escalated to knives and firearms. It’s not immediately clear if bystanders are among the dead. He says police were aware that gang members were gathering at the restaurant and officers were present when shots began.

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Friday, May 15, 201505/15/2015

5/15/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The N-F-L Player’s Association and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeal his suspension over the ‘deflate gate’ scandal. As his agent said he would, Tom Brady appealed a four game suspension the agent called “ridiculous.” Investigators found what they called “substantial and credible evidence” that Brady was aware of, maybe even approved of, actions by two Patriots equipment handlers to release air from footballs prior to the AFC championship. The Patriots created a website to rebut the investigation, calling its conclusions “incomplete, incorrect and lacking in context.” Aaron is in Boston

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Friday, May 15, 201505/15/2015

5/15/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

The death toll from the Amtrak wreck rose to eight with the discovery of another body in a mangled railcar Thursday, while a lawyer for the train’s engineer said his client has no recollection of the crash and wasn’t on his cellphone or using drugs or alcohol. A cadaver dog found the eighth body in the wreckage of the first passenger car Thursday morning, nearly 36 hours after the crash. Investigators say Amtrak 188 sped up for about a minute to over 100 miles per hour before hitting a curve Tuesday night and derailing. Based on data gleaned from a front facing camera investigators say they have determined the train was going at 70 miles per hour 65 seconds before derailing, 90 miles per hour at 31 seconds and 100 miles per hour at 16 seconds.

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Friday, May 15, 201505/15/2015

5/15/15 First Take

Thank the Buddha its Friday! Brady makes appeals, an Engineer to talk to train crash investigators, an Insurance subsidy bill passes legislature, Deschaine seeks new trial then Lauzon meets with LePage; Lepage wants AG to investigate and BB King has passed away…

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Thursday, May 14, 201505/14/2015

5/14/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has such poor management over its airport security equipment that the agency does not know if its screening machines are working, according to an audit by the Office of Inspector General. American lives may be at risk due to ineffective maintenance of its equipment, which has cost taxpayers $1.2 billion. Brad discusses the IG’s findings, and the concerns it raises.

Local Headlines

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Maine Minute 5/29

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Hear the WGAN Maine Minute for Friday, May 29th.

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LePage Vows to Veto Democrats’ Bills Until Tax Plan is OKed

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Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he will veto every bill sponsored by a Democrat until the Legislature agrees to let the Maine residents have a say on whether they want to get rid of the income tax.

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Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $4.6M From Charity

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A Maine man accused of embezzling $4.6 million from United Mid-Coast Charities has pleaded guilty.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the big stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Hundreds seek safety as historic floods ravage Texas

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Thunderstorms continue to pelt large parts of the region as emergency responders are still working to rescue stranded residents.

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Visitors to NYC’s World Trade Center can ‘see forever’

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The center's new observatory opens today, offering spectacular views stretching 50 miles past the Manhattan skyline to the Atlantic Ocean.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 29

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.