Ken and Mike

Podcasts

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 Podcast Karen Travers

With members of his own party skeptical and Republicans downright hostile, President Obama on Tuesday sought to convince members of Congress to back the historic agreement reached between the U.S., Iran and five other world powers to curb Iran’s nuclear power. He said he welcomes a robust debate over the terms of the deal, but warned that he would veto any attempt to block the deal. The President will apparently start his persuasion tour promptly on Wednesday, when he has scheduled an afternoon press conference to discuss the agreement, as winning over the American people first is regarded as a sound strategy.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 Eye on Politics

It’s Wednesday and our Political analysts Matt and Jeremy join Ken and Sean this fine morning to opine over the Governor and his Vetos…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

First, Amazon announced its Prime Day sale for Wednesday, with hundreds of price deals promised in honor of the retail giant’s 20th anniversary. Things like a 32-inch LED TV for just $75, or a 40-incher for $115. Now, these deals are only available to those who are members of Amazon Prime, which includes a membership fee. But nonetheless, Walmart has countered saying it will offer more than 2,000 discounts to anyone who visits their website on Wednesday as well. Amazon isn’t so pleased about that, but capitalism at its finest, competition breeds lower prices. Wednesday morning, the websites should be lighting up like its December.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 Podcast Alex Stone

Closing arguments began on Tuesday in the James Holmes Colorado theater shooting trial, with the jury expected to start deliberations on Wednesday. The jury must decide whether Holmes was legally insane when he opened fire at a midnight movie, suffering from delusions that each person he killed would increase his self-worth. If they say he was sane, he could be executed… at the very least he will spend the rest of his life in either a prison, or a psychiatric institution. As was the case in Boston, with so many witnesses (many of who were victims) giving hours of testimony, the question of the guilt of the defendant was never an issue. Alex is in Centennial as the trial wraps up.

firsttake

Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 First Take

Sean Moody is subbing in today for Mike. Today’s topics for this foggy Wednesday morning include the Iran Nuclear deal, The Governor’s vetos, Land Bonda, young hiker found after plane crash then new images of Pluto…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Col. David Hunt

We aren’t on the hunt this morning and it is certainly not Wednesday. Either way, Col. Hunt was needed this morning to inform Ken and Mike about transgenders in the Military and the Iranian nuclear deal…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

U.S. drug authorities reportedly knew Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and his associates had developed several escape plans starting almost immediately after his arrest last year. Nonetheless, he is still on the loose, and of course that gave Donald Trump an opportunity to bring up the matter as a political talking point, calling El Chapo “everything that is wrong with Mexico.” That then purportedly led to a threatening tweet by the drug lords son directed at Trump, which then prompted Trump to call the FBI.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Kenneth Moton

President Obama granted clemency Monday to 46 men and women who have spent years and faced decades in prison for non-violent, drug offenses. “Their punishments didn’t fit the crime, and if they had been sentenced under today’s laws, almost all of them would have served their time,” Obama said in an announcement video posted on the White House website. The 46 commutations — the most granted by a president in a single day since at least the Lyndon Johnson administration of the 1960s — all involved drug crimes, mostly cocaine trafficking. The prisoners will all be released by Nov. 10. Also for Tuesday, there may finally be word on an Iranian nuke deal.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Trey H

Another new candidate, and Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker joins the race for the Presidency. ABC’s Trey Hardin joins Ken and Mike every Tuesday morning at 7 on the WGAN morning news…

firsttake

Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 First Take

Ken’s Back with Mike today! Topics for the morning include the Iran nuclear deal, Pentagon and transgenders, Referendum on Public Assistance bill, Greece agreement then Obama commutes drug sentences and George Mitchell’s son in hot water…

Local Headlines

in Local

Maine Landlord Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Deadly Fire

Noyes St Fire

The owner of a Portland apartment house where six tenants died in a Nov. 1 fire has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

in Local

2 Remain Hospitalized After Boats Collide on Maine Lake

WGAN IMAGE

Maine wardens say two children remain hospitalized following a collision between two boats on Thompson Lake that sent eight people to the hospital.

in Local

Transient Fires Pellet Gun Outside Portland Office Building

WGAN IMAGE

Police say a transient is in custody after firing several shots from a high-powered pellet gun at a security guard outside a downtown building in Maine's largest city.

National Headlines

in National

Making headlines this week

AP_272074667250

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

in National

Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

congress

Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business.

in National

Pentagon chief gives nod to arm more troops in U.S. after shooting

chattanoogastrong

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter signaled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States.

in National, World

Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

planecrash

Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.