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morning-news-podcast

Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 Podcast Tom Rivers

More women came forward Wednesday alleging they were sexually assaulted and robbed during New Year’s Eve celebrations in the German city of Cologne, as police faced mounting criticism for their handling of the incident. At least 106 criminal complaints have been filed since last week, The figure has increased from 90 since Tuesday. “At least three quarters have a sexual component. In two cases we are investigating crimes that amount to rape,” said Cologne police spokesman Christoph Gilles said. About 1,000 men described by police as being of “Arab or North African origin” gathered around Cologne’s main station, next to the city’s famous cathedral, on the night from Thursday to Friday.

firsttake

Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 First Take

Ken and Phil Harriman start off your morning with China markets shake up world economy, North Korea maybe didn’t have bomb, Trump says China’s problem, Trump v. Cruz, Legislative session begins, Tribes want Oregon protesters off their land and Auburn allows medical marijuana in schools….

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Peter Bissell

Peter Bissell of Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. joins Ken and Phil this morning to discuss local brewing at Thompson’s Point.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Eye on Politics

Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fischer join the show every Wednesday after the 8AM news to discuss the latest in local and national politics…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Matt McGarry

It’s non-binding, but still… British lawmakers will debate a petition calling for U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from the country over his remarks about Muslims — and a rival petition saying he should be allowed in. More than half a million people signed an online petition calling for Trump to be blocked after he called last month for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. Almost 40,000 people backed one saying he should not be barred. Under British law any petition that gets 100,000 signatures must be considered for parliamentary debate. The House of Commons Petitions Committee said Tuesday that both petitions would be debated Jan. 18. The debate will not result in a binding vote.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Karen Travers

At times with tears rolling down his cheeks, President Obama made his argument as to why new gun control legislation is necessary. While technically not mandating any new law, what President Obama is primarily doing is requiring more vendors (like those at gun shows) to register as federally licensed gun dealers, thus making them subject to more stringent background check requirements for their customers. Many Republicans and other opponents, as expected, pounced on the announcement, the only difference being the degree of the rhetoric. Speaker Paul Ryan called it constitutional overreach, and promised court action. Jeb Bush called it unlawful, Rubio unconstitutional, Huckabee “belligerent abuse of power,” and on and on. And now, the president takes his case to the American people.

firsttake

Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/15 First Take

Ken and Phil Harriman start off your middle of the week with North Korea, Obama gun proposals, Legislative session begins, LePage responds to suit, threat of impeachment, Flag ladies and Powerball…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Ellie Espling

From the State House of Representatives, Ellie Espling joins Ken and Phil this morning to discuss the upcoming Legislative session and the talk of impeachment…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Justin Alfond

Senator Justin Alfond joins the show this morning to discuss the upcoming Legislative session…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Karen Travers

President Obama is expected to announce executive actions on gun control measures that he will enact, frustrated with a GOP-controlled that refuses to play ball. House Speaker Paul Ryan has already called such measures an “over-reach” by the Executive Branch, and as was the case with immigration, one suspects a court challenge will be raised along the line somewhere. There is also somewhat of a limit as to what the president can actually propose. And finally, gun control advocates have had more success legislatively on a state-by-state basis, with some even being concerned that this type of national action will simply just stir up the hornet’s nest of gun advocates.

Local Headlines

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Police Respond To ‘Chaotic Scene’ Following Crash In York

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YORK, Maine (AP) — Multiple vehicles were left either damaged or totaled after a 71-year-old man lost control of his car while trying to pull into a parking space at a shopping center in York.

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Police Smile At ‘Cops Suck’ Tattoo Across Man’s Knuckles

Bangor Police officer Keith Larby doesn't seem to mind that the man identified as Russell has "Cops Suck" tattooed on his knuckles. 

BANGOR, Maine (AP) A police officer in Maine is getting a laugh out of a man's tattoo that says, "Cops Suck."

5 hours ago in Local

Pirates Move Approved

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A minor hockey league's governing body has approved the sale of the Portland Pirates to a group of Springfield, Massachusetts, investors.

National Headlines

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Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

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The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

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Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

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Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

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States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise

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In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

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Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership

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U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.