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Friday, July 17, 201507/17/2015

7/17/15 Podcast Alex Stove

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Jurors convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere, rejecting defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions. The 27-year-old Holmes, who had been working toward his Ph.D. in neuroscience, could get the death penalty for the massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens of others wounded. Jurors took about 12 hours over a day and a half to review all 165 charges. The same panel must now decide whether Holmes should pay with his life.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, July 17, 201507/17/2015

7/17/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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On Friday, Sandra Bland, a black student outreach coordinator at Prairie View A&M in Texas, was arrested in Prairie View, Tx., following a routine traffic stop for failure to signal a lane change. Three days later, she was dead in her cell at Waller County Jail. Suicide by hanging is the official cause of death, but Bland’s family believes it was something much more sinister. “The family of Sandra Bland is confident that she was killed and did not commit suicide,” the family’s law firm wrote in a statement released this week. The matter is being investigated by the Texas Rangers.

morning-news-podcast

Friday, July 17, 201507/17/2015

7/17/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

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Greece on Thursday won vital pledges of support from bailout lenders needed to keep its economy from collapsing, but officials in Athens said the painful austerity measures demanded in return were likely to force an election within months. Hours after parliament approved the tough new cuts, the government promised to reopen banks on Monday and gradually restore services — helped by higher cash support from the European Central Bank. The news buoyed world markets and came as a relief in Greece, where banks and the stock market have been closed for nearly three weeks. Though the Finance Minister of Germany put a damper on things… saying Greece might want to consider leaving the Eurozone at some point.

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Friday, July 17, 201507/17/2015

7/17/15 First Take

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Phil Harriman is in for Mike today. This morning’s topics to wrap up the week include the Chattanooga shooting, James Holmes guilty, Suspect arrested in Old Port shooting, Legislative session ends – Vetogate then Pingree violates election rules and the Clam Festival…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 16, 201507/16/2015

7/16/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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Donald Trump has raised the issue regarding the impact immigrants have on the crime statistics here in the United States, and Brad discusses the cold, hard, facts regarding the immigrant population and crime in the U.S. And yes, immigrants are responsible for some of the crime in this country, but in truth, Native Americans do a bit more of it. Also, Mexican drug lord El Chapo has escaped from prison. Here in the U.S., it’s usually a matter of days, or perhaps 3 weeks, before escapees are usually captured. In Mexico, perhaps not so reliable, particularly with this guy. Brad explains.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 16, 201507/16/2015

7/16/15 Capital Insights

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Former two term Maine Governor – John Baldacci joins us every other Thursday morning on the WGAN morning show. Ken and Arthur discuss the Governor’s vetos and the land bonds…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 16, 201507/16/2015

7/16/15 Podcast Alex Stone

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Three years after James Holmes allegedly gunned down 12 people in a Colorado movie theatre, and after an 11-week trial, a jury of mostly women (9 women and 3 men), is set to decide the 27-year-old’s fate. After hearing from experts who say he was say at the time and others who say we was not, they have to decide on 165 charges – most for murder and attempted murder. If the jury accepts defendant James Holmes’s insanity plea, Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison instead of death.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 16, 201507/16/2015

7/16/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

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It’s the 144th British Open Championship, and Jordan Spieth currently has the first two major crowns for the year, and goes for his third this week. Play will be underway by morning drive Thursday. Tom of course can talk a bit about the leader board, the course, and who those British bookmakers believe have the best chances.

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Thursday, July 16, 201507/16/2015

7/16/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

Arthur King is in for Mike this morning. Today’s topics include Obama talks prison reform, Greece has riots, Governor proposes reprieve for land bonds, Greens not to run for city council; MacMillan to run for mayor then Trump worth ten billion….

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Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 Podcast Karen Travers

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With members of his own party skeptical and Republicans downright hostile, President Obama on Tuesday sought to convince members of Congress to back the historic agreement reached between the U.S., Iran and five other world powers to curb Iran’s nuclear power. He said he welcomes a robust debate over the terms of the deal, but warned that he would veto any attempt to block the deal. The President will apparently start his persuasion tour promptly on Wednesday, when he has scheduled an afternoon press conference to discuss the agreement, as winning over the American people first is regarded as a sound strategy.

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Gov. LePagesends Maine House Speaker Handwritten Note

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Gov. Paul LePage says Maine's House Speaker is free to have any summit he wants after the governor received from the lawmaker a letter critical of his response to the growing heroin problem.

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Body of Pilot in Maine Plane Crash Recovered

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Police say emergency workers have recovered the body of a pilot whose plane crashed into a manmade pond in the northern Maine town of Houlton.

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Special Election for Maine House Seat Set for Nov. 3

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A special election to choose a member of the Maine House of Representatives to represent the Standish area is scheduled for Nov. 3.

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

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General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

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The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

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It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

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Colorado movie shooter sentenced to 12 life terms

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Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a "Batman" film.