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Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 Capital Insights

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Every other Thursday morning we have former 2-term Maine Governor John Baldacci on the show to discuss various topics floating in Maine’s political storm. Today, John follows up LePage’s in-studio interview with Ken and Matt Gagnon…

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Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 Podcast Gov. Paul LePage

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LePage is in the studio this morning with Ken and Matt Gagnon. On this special podcast, Ken and Matt question the Governor about his staff’s actions during the formation of the budget, the “Pocket-Vetos” and the raises given to the Commissioners in the Legislature and his involvement in Charter Schools in Maine…

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Thursday, July 30, 201507/30/2015

7/30/15 First Take

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Ken and Matt Gagnon kick off today’s show with the Malasian airplane…found? Did LePage know about the budget talks?, Tom Brady, Cincinnati cop charged with murder then Trump accused of not liking breastfeeding mothers and Joe Baldacci running for congress…

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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Podcast Ryan Burrow

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There was an uproar Tuesday over the news that a beloved African mascot was killed by American tourist on safari. A Minnesota dentist is accused of killing a famed lion in Zimbabwe on or near protected grounds. Officials in Zimbabwe say Cecil the lion, the 13-year-old lion known to be friendly with human tourists, was illegally lured off the nature preserve, was hunted then beheaded and skinned. The dentist claims he followed all the rules, and is sorry about what happened. Thing is, he’s been fined before, previously for shooting an elephant two years ago.

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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Eye On Politics

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Jeremy Fischer joins Ken and Matt this Wednesday morning for our weekly segment – Eye on Politics. Today’s topics include the Governor and “Veto-gate”…

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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Podcast Karen Travers

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Secretary of State John Kerry, along with other members of the Obama administration, pitched the administration’s controversial nuclear deal with Iran before a skeptical House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pushing back against the allegation it would ease crippling sanctions forever in exchange for temporary concessions on weapons development. Republicans and Democrats alike expressed concerns about the deal. Secretary Kerry, for his part, reiterated that the idea of a better deal was akin to “a unicorn fantasies”

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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Even pro football quarterbacks married to supermodels can have bad days. Case in point: the news yesterday that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the four-game suspension imposed on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over deflate-gate. In denying Brady’s appeal of the suspension, Goodell stated that the fact that Brady destroyed his cell phone after he was well aware the league wanted to look at it, that convinced him the star quarterback had something to hide. The commissioner also said he found Brady’s denial of involvement in the scheme to deflate the footballs not credible. Now the league awaits response from Brady and the players union, but it appears the Patriots will be without Brady until October. And what this does for his legacy remains to be seen.

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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, even as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to compete in a world where people increasingly rely on Apple and Android products. 1.5 billion devices currently use the Windows OS. The key is, that in a major shift in strategy, Microsoft is giving the update away for free for those that already have Windows. It gives you an idea how crucial the company feels keeping customers vested in the Windows OS is. Still, the PC market is hurting.. critics say Windows 8 may have in fact sped up its demise… and Microsoft is hoping Windows 10 will be a hit on smaller, mobile devices as well.

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Wednesday, July 29, 201507/29/2015

7/29/15 First Take

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Matt Gagnon and Ken kick off today’s show with Tom Brady, more on the Old Port shootings, Joyce Mitchell pleads guilty in prison escape, Gov threatened funding of World Acadian Congress then Sandra Bland update and American kills popular lion in Africa…

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Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 Podcast Rick Seaney

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Last week, American Airlines reported its most profitable quarter in its history. And a big part of airlines profit is the revenue created from those add-on fees, mainly for baggage handling and ticket-changing. And it’s easy to see why. For ticket-changes for instance, it’s all automated, the passenger does all the work… so that’s a mark-up of nearly 100%. Also, unlike fares, ancillary fees are not subject to federal excise taxes, so airlines are encouraged to keep those charges separate. Consumer organizations want limits put in place. Rick discusses which direction the fee situation is likely headed. Also, recent government drills showing the ability to get fake explosives and other items past TSA checkpoints. The TSA response will probably lead to a lot slower lines. Rick with some tips on what passengers can do to get thru TSA security more quickly.

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Report: Maine Trooper Fired, Killed Gunman, in Self-Defense

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Attorney General Janet Mills says an investigation concluded a Maine trooper who killed a man last year in Ludlow was justified in using deadly force.

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Forecast: Sun, Cars For Labor Day Weekend in Maine

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The weekend forecast calls for sun, and heavy traffic, on the Maine Turnpike.

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Maine Dunkin’ Donuts: Free Coffee For ‘Deflategate’ Judge

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A Dunkin' Donuts shop is offering free coffee for life to the federal judge who lifted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.

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Gunman kills one student, wounds two others at Sacramento college

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One student was killed and two others injured after a fistfight at a Sacramento community college escalated into a shooting.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 4

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

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US employers add 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 pct.

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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve.

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The skies will be crowded this Labor Day

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The group has forecast that summer travel will reach an all-time high on the wings of a strong U.S. economy.