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Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Reactions in the United States to the escape from Mexican prison of reputed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman ranged from disbelief to outrage, with some observers saying it dramatically illustrated the need for captured cartel kingpins to be promptly extradited to the U.S. Guzman escaped — apparently through a mile-long tunnel — from the Altiplano prison, 55 miles west of Mexico City. The Chicago Crime Commission, an influential crime-fighting group in Illinois, said Sunday that the prison break meant Guzman will regain his title as Public Enemy No. 1 in Chicago, where his Sinaloa cartel has long dominated the cocaine and heroin trade. Meanwhile, the hunt continues.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

The reality of the situation is that Donald Trump is the most interesting political figure in the country at the moment. His unorthodox, in-your-face style of political discourse is so removed from typical campaign rhetoric, that nobody knows quite what to make of it, or how to react to it. Of course, this is what Steve talked about last week, even though Trump has added a cord of more wood to the fire since then. So there’s that, but if you’d like to go a different route, Gov. Scott Walker officially enters the ring this week, and Steve discusses what makes him one of the current favorites. And finally, even if the White House gets a deal with Iran, Congress has indicated they might not approve. Steve discusses what pros and cons exist, when Congress inserts itself into foreign policy.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

51 bills have become law, but will the Governor challenge it? The Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau Chief – Steve Mistler joins Mike and Dennis this Monday morning to discuss…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Kenneth Moton

The latest word is that a deal with Iran regarding their nuke program is oh so close… so close in fact that even by Monday there could be an announcement. However, that’s only the first hurdle. Then there is Congress. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other congressional leaders expressed doubts Sunday about the deal, and says he’s going to have a hard time getting Congress to sign on. And you can expect Israel as well to increase the volume against any deal if anything is announced.

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Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and skeptical European leaders are negotiating past a self-imposed deadline, with talks stuck on how Greece would guarantee austerity measures in exchange for a rescue package to prevent its banks from collapsing. If the talks don’t succeed, some of Greece’s eurozone partners warned, the country could be temporarily forced out of the euro currency. Of course, you can’t just change currency with the snap of a finger. It needs to be printed, people have to believe it has value, and the very fiscal discipline that gives a country’s currency value, well, that’s the same kind of thing Greece is refusing to do that might get them kicked off the euro. In any case, how things end up is anybody’s guess.

firsttake

Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 First Take

Mike and Dennis Bailey kick off this middle of July week with Greece in the news, LePage and vetoes, Iran nuke talks, Mexican drug lord pulls a Shawshank, then Gov. Walker to finally jump in GOP race for President today and DonaldTrump…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, July 10, 201507/10/2015

7/10/15 Podcast Bazi Kanani

A day after the Republican National Committee chairman asked Donald Trump to tone down his anti-Latino rhetoric, Trump’s campaign has stubbornly insisted he would not back off. Trump doubled down on the negative characterization earlier in the week, and pretty much has taken to aggressively jabbing back at anyone who criticizes anything he says. Thursday, members of the Latino community, along with local and national politicians, gathered in front of the site of Trump’s newest hotel to protest his controversial comments. And Trump continues to do interviews, where he shows no signs of backing down, and hurls insults at many of those who disagree with him.

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Friday, July 10, 201507/10/2015

7/10/15 Podcast Jason Nathanson

The Comic-Con International pop culture convention opens in San Diego this week and our Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson will be there along with over 130,000 admirers of superheroes, swordsmen, sorcerers, and other assorted staples of fantasy films, television, games and comics. This year’s programming focuses heavy on the “Star Wars” film series, as Walt Disney and Lucasfilm’s prepare to promote “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at a Friday presentation. But Thursday it is all about “Hunger Games,” and Saturday it is Warner Bros. and their “Batman” and “Superman” franchises, where you’ll have Ben Affleck talking about something other than his recent marital woes.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, July 10, 201507/10/2015

7/10/15 Podcast Rick Klein

New polls have him soaring… his shoot from the hip, I don’t care who it offends style is growing a fan-base… and frankly, it is clear nobody can tell Donald Trump what to do or what to say. This is somewhat of a unique political event, and nobody… not any politicians, nor even the journalists covering him, know quite how to respond or what to make of it. Rick discusses the early and quite astounding presidential campaign of Donald Trump.

firsttake

Friday, July 10, 201507/10/2015

7/10/15 First Take

We wrap up this week with the Greece bailout, Confederate flag to come down today, Hayride charges wrong, Lepage has 51 more vetoes waiting then raising the Smoking age and also Maine’s amateur golf champion…

Local Headlines

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Maine Landlord Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Deadly Fire

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

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2 Remain Hospitalized After Boats Collide on Maine Lake

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

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Transient Fires Pellet Gun Outside Portland Office Building

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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

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Making headlines this week

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

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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

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

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

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

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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

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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.