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Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Matt McGarry

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It’s non-binding, but still… British lawmakers will debate a petition calling for U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be banned from the country over his remarks about Muslims — and a rival petition saying he should be allowed in. More than half a million people signed an online petition calling for Trump to be blocked after he called last month for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. Almost 40,000 people backed one saying he should not be barred. Under British law any petition that gets 100,000 signatures must be considered for parliamentary debate. The House of Commons Petitions Committee said Tuesday that both petitions would be debated Jan. 18. The debate will not result in a binding vote.

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Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/16 Podcast Karen Travers

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At times with tears rolling down his cheeks, President Obama made his argument as to why new gun control legislation is necessary. While technically not mandating any new law, what President Obama is primarily doing is requiring more vendors (like those at gun shows) to register as federally licensed gun dealers, thus making them subject to more stringent background check requirements for their customers. Many Republicans and other opponents, as expected, pounced on the announcement, the only difference being the degree of the rhetoric. Speaker Paul Ryan called it constitutional overreach, and promised court action. Jeb Bush called it unlawful, Rubio unconstitutional, Huckabee “belligerent abuse of power,” and on and on. And now, the president takes his case to the American people.

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Wednesday, January 6, 201601/06/2016

1/6/15 First Take

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Ken and Phil Harriman start off your middle of the week with North Korea, Obama gun proposals, Legislative session begins, LePage responds to suit, threat of impeachment, Flag ladies and Powerball…

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Ellie Espling

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From the State House of Representatives, Ellie Espling joins Ken and Phil this morning to discuss the upcoming Legislative session and the talk of impeachment…

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Justin Alfond

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Senator Justin Alfond joins the show this morning to discuss the upcoming Legislative session…

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Karen Travers

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President Obama is expected to announce executive actions on gun control measures that he will enact, frustrated with a GOP-controlled that refuses to play ball. House Speaker Paul Ryan has already called such measures an “over-reach” by the Executive Branch, and as was the case with immigration, one suspects a court challenge will be raised along the line somewhere. There is also somewhat of a limit as to what the president can actually propose. And finally, gun control advocates have had more success legislatively on a state-by-state basis, with some even being concerned that this type of national action will simply just stir up the hornet’s nest of gun advocates.

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

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So we are now less than a month to go before the Iowa caucus. Trey discusses how are candidates tailoring their message in hopes of winning the state, and in the grand scheme of things, how important would a victory be for the respective candidates. In particular, who needs Iowa the most, and who needs it the least?

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/16 Podcast Garrett Martin

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Garrett Martin from the ME Center for Economic Policy joins Ken and Phil on this Tuesday morning…

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Tuesday, January 5, 201601/05/2016

1/5/16 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

Ken and Phil Harriman kick off your Tuesday morning with Obama gun proposals, Iran, Oregon ranchers, China’s stock market, Flag ladies and LePage impeachment, legal defense against Eves…

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Monday, January 4, 201601/04/2016

1/4/15 Podcast Kyle Bailey

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Talking about Ranked Choice Voting, Kyle Bailey joins Ken and Phil Harriman to discuss what Ranked Choice Voting is…

Local Headlines

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Slippery Road Hinders Fire Attack

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The New Gloucester Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 3:54pm Monday.

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Maine Ski Resort Says It Won’t Be Open for School Break

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The Saddleback ski mountain says it won't be opening for February school break next week.

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Police Charge Woman in Paris Crash That Killed Passenger

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A 32-year-old Maine woman has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed her 41-year-old passenger in Paris last month.

National Headlines

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White House seeks $1.8B in emergency funds for Zika virus

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The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.

23 hours ago in National

Gas prices continue to drop

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The average price of gasoline has dropped 8 cents over the past two weeks, to $1.82 a gallon.

24 hours ago in National, World

North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.

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North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test.

24 hours ago in National

Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting

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Don't plan on getting a burrito for lunch today - every Chipotle location in America will be closed this morning for a food safety meeting.