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Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Capital Insights

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Every other Thursday, 2 term former Maine Governor John Baldacci joins Mike and Dennis this morning to discuss the budget, legislature and LePage…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Podcast Kenneth Moton

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President Obama will be speaking about the economy in Wisconsin on Thursday. He’ll be doing so after the release of May’s jobs report, which is expected to bring some more good news. He’ll also be in Gov. Scott Walker’s state. Walker will soon be announcing his run for the presidency, and he has been on the receiving end of criticism regarding his tax and spending cuts, which critics are blaming in part for a sluggish Wisconsin economy. One suspects the president may use the occasion to lob a couple shots across the bow of the 2016 hopeful.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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Why is this July 4th Security Alert different from previous ones? Law enforcement and security experts are privately saying that they are more concerned about a terrorist attack this July 4th than in the past. With our July 4th falling during the Muslim observance of Ramadan, the one year anniversary of ISIS and ISIS leaders calling for attacks, many security officials are concerned about the real possibility of an attack. With recent terrorist events in France, Kuwait and Tunisia, U.S. officials are deploying law enforcement to potential targets before July 4th. Brad discusses the types of potential targets authorities consider of most concern.

firsttake

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 First Take

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Dennis in place of Ken on this Thursday morning. Today’s topics covered this morning are the investigation of Gov. LePage, LePage endorsing Christie, Collins endorses Jeb Bush, Lewiston cuts GA to asylum seekers, Prison break update then Stephen King wants LePage to resign and TV Land pulls Dukes of Hazard off air…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Three Clinton County Correctional Facility executives and nine security staff employees have been put on administrative leave as part of the ongoing investigation into the escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt from the maximum security prison. What role, if any, they played was not made clear but the prison break exposed a culture that may have laid the groundwork for the June 6th escape. Sweat, who is now in fair condition after being shot twice by police over the weekend, told investigators he and Matt planned to drive to Mexico before their alleged prison staff accomplice let them down.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Eye on Politics

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Every Wednesday, Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fischer join Ken and Mike to analyze political goings on over the week. Today’s topics include Mark Eves and LePage and the budget…

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Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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State lawmakers in South Carolina next week sit down to consider Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the lawn of the state capitol. The Oklahoma State Supreme Court, meanwhile, has ordered that a stone Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the grounds of the capitol in Oklahoma City. By a margin of 7-2, the court decided Tuesday that the granite tablet violates the Oklahoma Constitution by using public money or property to directly or indirectly benefit a “church denomination or system of religion.” ABC’s Jim Ryan covers the region and will have the latest.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes. The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of embassies following the Dec. 17 announcement that they would move to restore ties.

firsttake

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

This Wednesday morning’s topics include the Budget veto being overridden, the Oversight committee to investigate LePage and Eves gets 30k, NY prison break information – They went back in the prison! Cuba embassies to open then Christie announces then will be in Portland; Bush releases tax returns and in sports – US Women win World Cup match against Germany…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel Saez and released Monday by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. The increase likely reflects robust hiring last year when employers added 3.1 million jobs — the most since 1999. That lowered the unemployment rate to 5.6 percent from 6.7 percent a year earlier. Strong job gains and a falling unemployment can help broadly raise incomes as businesses are forced to offer higher pay to attract workers. And with more money in their wallets, Americans are spending more freely.

Local Headlines

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York County Sheriff Sues Over Pay Cut

GENERIC COURT LARGE

The York County sheriff is suing the county's commissioners, saying they illegally slashed his salary by more than $15,000.

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Maine Land Giveaway Essay Contest Abandoned

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A Maine woman holding an essay contest to give away 47 acres of woodlands she owns has abandoned the effort because she did not get enough entries.

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Defendants Seek Dismissal of Bangor Wrongful Death Lawsuit

GENERIC COURT LARGE

The defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a Bangor man who died several days after police subdued him with a stun gun have asked a judge to dismiss the suit.

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Americans report improved health, better healthcare

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The study of more than 500,000 Americans found improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescriptions, and overall health since late 2013.

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Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

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Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

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U.S. homeownership hits 35 year-low, renting in vogue

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The drop in ownership underscores the damage inflicted on housing by the recession and the economy's subsequent slow recovery from the downturn.

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U.S., Turkey weigh which Syrian rebels to support in border area

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The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian rebels they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border.