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Tuesday, March 31, 201503/31/2015

3/31/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Indiana’s top two Republican legislators will push for an update to the state’s controversial “religious freedom” law, the pair said at a news conference today following a wave of national backlash to the state’s newest law. Major corporations, athletes, celebrities and gay-rights activists have lambasted the state’s legislature and governor for enacting Senate Bill 101, a “religious freedom” law that states government must clear a higher threshold when enforcing laws that contradict citizens’ or corporations’ religious beliefs.

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Monday, March 30, 201503/30/2015

3/30/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

From the Portland Press Herald, Statehouse Bureau-Chief Steve Mistler joins Ken and MIke on this weekly segment to discuss news on the Governor and what is going on in Augusta.

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Monday, March 30, 201503/30/2015

3/30/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic candidate for president in 2016, expected to officially announce her intentions next month, may have some competition after all. Sunday, on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, who up till now has been characterized as the Dems best choice if Hillary chose NOT to run, sounds very much like he will jump into the ring. But how do you beat Clinton, who has amassed a war chest, creds, and an impressive campaign team?

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Monday, March 30, 201503/30/2015

3/30/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

President Obama will be in Boston Monday, as the $79 million Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, a new tech-enabled museum located at UMass, will be dedicated and opened to the public. Many dignitaries will be on hand, including VP Biden, Sen. John McCain, and most politicians with Massachusetts roots.

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Monday, March 30, 201503/30/2015

3/3015 Podcast Richard Davies

Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law, which says the government cannot intrude on a person’s religious liberty unless it can prove a compelling interest in imposing the burden and do so in the least restrictive way. Does that mean a business can turn away gay customers?

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Friday, March 27, 201503/27/2015

3/27/15 Podcast Ron Claiborne

Plumbing and gas work may have caused a 7-alarm fire and explosion in Manhattan’s East Village Thursday afternoon. 12 people have been hurt, three critically, in the fiery explosion that sent four buildings up in flames. Three of the buildings have now collapsed. Witnesses say a thunderous explosion rocked the five story building. Then within seconds fire engulfed it. One witness Ron spoke with said he could see people trapped inside to leap from the windows. Hundreds of firefighters poured in to battle the raging inferno, dense, black smoke making it almost impossible to see just a few feet. Ron was on the scene shortly after the explosion.

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Friday, March 27, 201503/27/2015

3/27/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Authorities say the co-pilot of the doomed German Wings flight deliberately crashed that Airbus jet carrying 149 other people. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, public prosecutor Brice Robin said that 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz . deliberately “wanted to destroy the plane”. That was the conclusion reached by French investigators after listening to the last minutes of Tuesday’s Flight 9525 from the plane’s black box voice data recorder. The investigation, as this point, turns from what caused the crash to finding out the motives behind the co-pilot’s action.

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Thursday, March 26, 201503/26/2015

3/26/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

In a press conference this morning, a French prosecutor reveals that tapes reveal that the co-pilot, alone at helm of Germanwings, began descent manually, `intentionally.’ That he was conscious when the plane crashed, with the pilot of the plane locked outside of the cockpit. Brad discusses this shocking scenario, and if there is much anybody could have done about it, and what might be considered in the future given the obvious concerns.

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Thursday, March 26, 201503/26/2015

3/26/15 Podcast On the Hunt

It’s Thursday, Ken and Mike are on the hunt with Fox New’s military analyst Col. David Hunt to talk about alleged U.S. soldier charged with desertion and misconduct while imprisoned by terrorists.

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Thursday, March 26, 201503/26/2015

3/26/15 Podcast Susan Saulny

The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban could face up to life in prison if convicted of both the charges he’s facing. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was charged with misbehavior before the enemy, which carries a maximum sentence of up to life in prison. He was also charged with desertion, which carries a maximum of five years.

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Quotes from Around Maine About Leon Gorman

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``Leon was a larger-than-life figure in my world growing up. He was my dad, yet his life was closely intertwined with the company he built, nurtured and loved. Not surprisingly, the personality traits that describe our company fit my Dad to a tee. Honest, trustworthy, dependable, loyal, friendly, an experienced guide, sense of humor, respectful, outdoor oriented, authentic, vigorous, and environmentally aware.''

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Manslaughter Conviction Upheld in Double-Fatal Crash

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The Maine supreme court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a driver in a crash that killed two of her passengers.

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Saddleback Says Fundraising Fell Short, Resort is For Sale

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The popular Saddleback ski area says it has fallen short on fundraising for a new chairlift but that there may be a buyer to save the upcoming season.

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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

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The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

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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.