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Podcasts

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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!

morning-news-podcast

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…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, December 29, 201512/29/2015

12/29/15 Podcast Luke House

Talking about the Veteran Blood Drive and “House in the Woods”, Luke House joins Ken and Julie on this snowy December morning!

Local Headlines

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Police Investigating Thefts find Teens Handcuffed Together

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Authorities in Maine say they found two car burglary suspects handcuffed together after an overnight crime spree.

13 hours ago in Local

Parents get strange letter about missing son decades later

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A mysterious letter that was recently sent to a couple whose son disappeared nearly 40 years ago from Fort Kent, Maine, has rekindled police interest in the case.

13 hours ago in Local

Hazmat crews respond to ammonia leak in Portland

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Hazardous material crews spent the morning cleaning up an ammonia leak in Portland.

National Headlines

22 hours ago in National

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.

22 hours ago in National

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.

22 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

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The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

22 hours ago in National

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.