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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.

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Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will make it official on Tuesday, as he gives a speech at Livingston High School. But right after he makes that speech, he’ll be jetting out to New Hampshire, where he’s hoping he’ll be able to pull off an early upset to jumpstart his longshot odds. Christie has three days of events planned in the Granite State. Aaron discusses the case Christie will make to Republican voters for their support.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Wendy Ireland

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For Harness Racing and for expanding the Southern Maine Casino market, Wendy Ireland joins Ken and Mike to discuss the legislature and the studies showing the expandable market in Southern Maine for Casinos…

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Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

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Every Tuesday morning we have ABC New’s own Trey Hardin on to discuss weekly updates. This weeks topics include the Supreme Court, Gay Marriage and Republican candidates…

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Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

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On this Tuesday’s First Take, LePage vetoes budget, the Legislators call for investigation into LePage, Greece on brink of bankruptcy, NY escapees were headed to Mexico then the Supreme Court issues more decisions and NBC fires Trump…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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For Richard Matt, the end came on Friday, when he was gun downed while holding a shotgun. For his fellow escapee David Sweat, his at large status ended on Sunday afternoon, after he was spotted about 30 miles northwest of the prison, and was shot and wounded before he had a chance to disappear back into the woods. Sweat is now in critical condition in an Albany hospital. His capture concludes a three week manhunt since the two escaped an upstate New York prison using stolen power tools and hacksaw blades.

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Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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Leading Republican lawmakers were not all ecstatic regarding the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on Friday. Many expressed disappointment in the decision, but at the same time expressed sentiments that there was little to gain my trying to reverse things legislatively. Steve discusses whether the issue should be used to rally the base, or on the other hand, to widen the umbrella. Also, in the next couple of weeks, we’ve got more governors in the 2016 race. Jindal last week, and Christie, Walker, and Kasich to join the party shortly. Steve looks at their respective chances.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Steve Mistler

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Portland Press Herald’s own State House Bureau-Chief, Steve Mistelr joins Ken and Mike every Monday morning for this weekly podcast. The guys kick off this week by talking about the Governor getting national attention…

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Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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Greece’s five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn to date Sunday, with the cabinet deciding, after an 8-hour session, that Greek banks would remain shut for six working days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals. The Athens Stock Exchange would also not open on Monday, financial sector officials confirmed. Withdrawals from ATM with credit or cash cards will be capped at 60 euros ($66) daily. The crisis is expected to rock financial markets around the world, including here on Wall Street.

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Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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It could have been a disaster week, but last week saw all the legislative cards turning up aces for the White House…. He got his trade authority thru Congress, and the Supreme Court handed him victories on both his healthcare program, and on the same-sex marriage front, the latter resulting in celebrations around the country over the weekend. More battles lie ahead, including the ongoing Iranian nuke talks, which are nearing yet another deadline for progress. But right now President Obama appears to be firing on all cylinders.

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University of Maine Pressed to Serve More Local Food

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A group of Maine food producers and organizations is pressing the University of Maine System to serve more locally grown food to students and staff.

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Planned Parenthood: No Tissue Donations in NNE

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Planned Parenthood clinics in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire say they don't donate fetal tissue for research, even though they say it's legal to do so.

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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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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.