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Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Capital Insights

Former two-term Maine Governor John Baldacci joins Ken and Mike every other week to share his Capital Insights on today’s topics…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

Brad takes a look at the more common concerns and fears in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks by ISIS
Ø Do authorities expect ISIS to attempt a similar attack here?
Ø Does the United States have sufficient vetting procedures to handle incoming Syrian refugees?
Ø What is considered our most vulnerable entry point or target for a terrorist attack?
Ø Are there widespread concerns that Europe’s intelligence apparatus is up to the task?
Ø Is it very likely, probably, or unlikely that other attacks by ISIS are in late planning stages?
Ø What new steps towards preventing an attack can we now expect the government to take?

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Tom Rivers

Heavily armed French SWAT teams swooped in Wednesday and neutralized a cell that was planning to launch new attacks, firing 5,000 rounds during an hours-long battle that left at least two people dead, including a woman who exploded an explosives belt. The raid had targeted the suspected planner of the attacks, 27-year-old Abdelhamid Abaaoud, but his fate remained unclear. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said the identities of the dead were still being investigated, but that neither Abaoud nor the fugitive attacker Salah Abdeslam was in custody. Developments are of course ongoing, and you can get the latest from Paris.

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Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 First Take

Kicking off your Thursday morning with a Paris/Belgium update, Syrian refugees update, Don Reiter – will he be charged? Ranked choice voting petitions approved, Riverview upate and October hottest month ever in the history of humankind…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Susan Dench

2020 Women on Boards headquartered in Boston is hosting a national conversation on board diversity and specifically getting more women on boards happening next Thursday Nov 19 at the Osher Map Center at USM. Susan Dench joins Ken and Mike to discuss…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Eye on Politics

Matt and Jeremy join Ken and Mike every Wednesday after the 8AM news for our weekly “Eye on Politics” analysis…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Podcast Bazi Kenani

Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have pushed for the White House to hold off any plans to take in any additional Syrian refugees at this point, stressing that it is better to be safe than sorry in making sure proper vetting procedures are in place and being implemented to make sure no terrorists are part of the lot. Most of the GOP presidential candidates have echoed similar sentiments, as have a couple dozen Republican governors, and there is a hint even some Democratic lawmakers are considering it. The White House for now is holding firm, but Republican lawmakers have indicated they will legislatively try to stop the program if President Obama refuses to.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

French police are hunting for a second fugitive directly involved in the deadly Paris attacks officials said Tuesday after France made an unprecedented demand that its European Union allies support its military action against the Islamic State group. The disclosure of a second possible fugitive came as France launched new airstrikes on the militants’ stronghold in Syria and as Vladimir Putin ordered a Russian military cruiser to work with France on fighting ISIS in Syria and as French and Belgian police were already looking for key suspect Salah Abdeslam, 26, whose suicide-bomber brother Brahim died in the attacks Friday night. The Paris attacks have galvanized international determination to confront the militants.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Chad Finn

From the Boston Globe, Chad Finn joins Ken and Mike to discuss Boston’s David Ortiz and his upcoming retirement.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

French police are hunting for a second fugitive directly involved in the deadly Paris attacks officials said Tuesday after France made an unprecedented demand that its European Union allies support its military action against the Islamic State group. The disclosure of a second possible fugitive came as France launched new airstrikes on the militants’ stronghold in Syria and as Vladimir Putin ordered a Russian military cruiser to work with France on fighting ISIS in Syria and as French and Belgian police were already looking for key suspect Salah Abdeslam, 26, whose suicide-bomber brother Brahim died in the attacks Friday night. The Paris attacks have galvanized international determination to confront the militants.

Local Headlines

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Man Cleared of DWI Arrested on Same Charge 2 Days Later

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A Maine man cleared of a drunken driving charge at his trial on Thursday was arrested Saturday morning on a new charge of operating under the influence.

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Maine Police Investigating Shots Fired as Party Was Breaking Up

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Police in Maine are investigating multiple shots being fired as a party in Lewiston was breaking up early Saturday morning.

23 hours ago in Local

Maine Native Taken in NFL Draft

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Trevor Bates of Westbrook, ME was selected by the Indianapolis Colts 239th overall in the seventh-round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

National Headlines

3 days ago in National

Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

3 days ago in National

Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

3 days ago in National

U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

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The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

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Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.