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Tuesday, March 24, 201503/24/2015

3/24/15 Podcast Matt Schlobohm

Executive Director of Maine AFL-CIO, a state federation of 160+ unions across Maine representing 42,000+ members and retired workers – Matt Schlobohm joins Ken and Mike today to talk about minimum wage increases in Maine.

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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.

Local Headlines

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NOAA Urges Boaters to Watch for Right Whales

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration is reminding recreational boaters to slow down for right whales…

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Ice Jams Cause Minor Flooding

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WASHBURN, Maine (AP) _ The National Weather Service says ice jams on the Aroostook River are causing minor road flooding…

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Maine Welfare Fraud Investigations Increase Significantly

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration says the number of welfare fraud investigations and prosecutions have gone…

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Making headlines this week

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

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20 years later: The Oklahoma City bombing

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Sunday marks two decades since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.

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Senator says it’s time to change the face of money

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A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is gaining momentum.

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Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

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The parents of the youngest victim of the marathon bombing urged authorities to take the death penalty off the table.