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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.

firsttake

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.

firsttake

Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 First Take

Today’s topics for this Wednesday morning…More on Paris, Syrian refugees,  Waterville – Don Reiter, Nova Star says Nova Scotia owes them money, Jindal out of Presidential race, Ortiz to retire after next season?

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by business groups to Seattle's law raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move echoed by other locales, in a case focusing on how the ordinance affected local franchises like McDonald's.