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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

It will take a little over 19 months before a winner is declared, but the 2016 Presidential Race will officially begin on Monday morning, when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz takes to Liberty University to announce his candidacy for the GOP nomination. Now within a couple weeks, he’ll have some company, and by the end of April, he will probably have a lot of company, but for now, he’s the only one who has declared, and Steve can discuss the viability of the fiery senator’s candidacy. Also, Steve can discuss the Obama-Netanyahu relationship, and the matter of Israel moving forward, after last week’s election.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald Statehouse Bureau Chief, Steve Mistler joins Mike and Dennis to talk about the recent LePage and Stephen King knock-out match.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

The U.S. Marine Corps on Sunday urged “vigilance” after a group claiming to be Islamic State hackers published what they said were the names and addresses of 100 military personnel and urged supporters to kill them. The warning came after a group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division posted information about members of the air force, army and navy, including photos and ranks, on the Internet, according to monitoring group SITE Intelligence. The military has contacted all those on the list.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani comes to Washington, to spend a day getting briefed by top military brass at Camp David Monday, then to the White House Tuesday for a discussion with President Obama. He’s been in office six months, and is on the cusp of getting Taliban insurgents to enter peace talks, and much of U.S. relations with Kabul have improved. Also, in an interview over the weekend, President Obama reiterated his thoughts regarding the Israel elections and PM Netanyahu. Sunday, Sen. John McCain said the president should just get over it.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Richard Davies

After just one week, Starbucks employees will stop writing “Race Together” on your coffee cups. CEO Howard Schultz ended the effort Sunday, after days of pushback against the company’s initiative to start a conversation about race within its more than 20,000 stores. The message was meant to be “just the catalyst” for a broad conversation about race, but it quickly turned to a conversation about Starbucks. Richard discusses the campaign, and if any corporate lessons can be gleaned from how it turned out.

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Monday, March 23, 201503/23/2015

3/23/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

The machete-wielding man who attacked officers at a security checkpoint at the New Orleans Airport on Friday night and was shot, is dead, and chances of finding what may have been his motive for the attack, may have died with him. A bag he was carrying carried various Molotov cocktails, and his car had smoke bombs in the trunk.

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Friday, March 20, 201503/20/2015

3/20/15 Podcast Buckets Blakes

Buckets Blakes from the Harlem Globetrotters joins the show today to talk with Ken and Mike about the upcoming Globetrotters appearance in Portland this Sunday and a brief history of the Globetrotters.

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Friday, March 20, 201503/20/2015

3/20/15 Podcast Gene Libby

Ken and Mike have Gene Libby on today’s show to talk about this year’s annual “Mary’s Walk”. Started by Gene, the walk is in memory of his wife Mary who died of cancer in 1997. It began in March of 1999 and the walk is now in its 17th year and supports the Maine Cancer Research Foundation. The walk is on March 29th in Saco and more details are at www.maryswalk.org

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Friday, March 20, 201503/20/2015

3/20/15 Podcast Howie Carr

Talking about Donald Trump and the Boston bombing trial, Howie Carr joins Ken and Mike on the show today to weight in.

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Friday, March 20, 201503/20/2015

3/20/15 Podcast Stavros Mendros

Former State Rep. Stavros Mendros representing US Term Limits on John Martin’s bill to repeal them in Me joins Ken and Mike today on the show.

Local Headlines

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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.