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Tuesday, July 7, 201507/07/2015

7/7/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

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ABC New’s own Political Analyst Trey Hardin joins Ken and Mike this morning as he always does…this week’s main topic is Bernie Sanders speaking in Portland, Hillary and Donald Trump…

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Tuesday, July 7, 201507/07/2015

7/7/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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A proposal to take the Confederate battle flag down from the grounds of the South Carolina State Capitol passed a procedural vote in the State Senate Monday. The body will return for a third and final vote on Tuesday before sending the proposal on to the South Carolina House of Representatives. Last month’s murders of nine people in a black church in Charleston prompted the filing of the bill. Opponents of the plan told their colleagues that the memory of ancestors who fought and died for the Confederacy would be dishonored by taking down the flag and offered amendments intended to keep the banner in place in some form. ABC’s Jim Ryan has the latest from Columbia.

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Tuesday, July 7, 201507/07/2015

7/7/15 First Take

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Mike back from yesterday, Today’s First Take topics are Greece, Bill Cosby, the SC flag, Bernie Sanders in Portland, Firework safety and Portland minimum wage…

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Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

7/6/15 Podcast Karen Travers

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Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts “could go either way,” cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the most likely alternative to war. World powers and Iran are hoping to clinch a deal by Tuesday, setting a decade of restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and granting Iran significant relief from international sanctions. Also offered by Iran to leverage negotiations, their assistance in the battle against ISIS.

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Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

7/6/15 Podcast Jim ryan

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The South Carolina State Senate on Monday begins debating the fate of the Confederate flag that flies on the lawn of the State Capitol. In the wake of the murders of nine members of a historic, black church in Charleston last month and the discovery of photographs that featured suspect Dylann Roof holding a Confederate flag, Gov. Nikki Haley told lawmakers that “it’s time for the flag to come down.” Two-thirds of the State Assembly must agree to the move. ABC’s Jim Ryan reports from the South Carolina capital.

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Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

7/6/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

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The Greek people have spoken, and they have said “no” to the additional austerity spending measures that those holding that country’s debt have insisted occur if Greece were to continue getting the monetary financing they need to keep running. So now the question is what new measures their European colleagues will take following this rebuff, and whether they will include kicking Greece out of the European Union, and indeed let that country go into the tank.

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Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

7/6/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

Matt Gagnon in for Mike this morning – Ken and Matt kick off the week with Greece rejecting bailout. the Wolrd Cup. South Carolina flag, the Pope is in South America then First Maine fatality with fireworks and Donald Trump backlash…

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Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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On Wednesday, Aaron attended a briefing by NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton concerning preparedness for any possible terrorist activity over the July 4 holiday in New York City. Of course, when it comes to concerns regarding terrorist attacks, New York City realizes it is as high profile as one can get, so the precautions are extraordinary. More to the point, Aaron received a first hand sense of the overall concern from officials, and can relate his impressions to you Thursday morning.

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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…

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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.

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Father, Daughter Killed In Tent Collapse

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LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Officials say a father and his young daughter were killed and at least 22 people were injured when a severe storm blew down a circus tent in northern New Hampshire

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Maine Environmental Groups Praise Federal Power Plant Rules

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Environmental advocates in Maine are praising President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants even though the state's power plants likely won't see many big changes under the new rules.

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Hypothermia, Drowning to Blame for Down East Maine Deaths

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The Maine medical examiner's office says a Pennsylvania couple found floating in Chandler Bay over the weekend succumbed to hypothermia and drowning.

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Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

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There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail.

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Major U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

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Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 4

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

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President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.