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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

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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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Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 Eye on Politics

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It’s Wednesday and our Political analysts Matt and Jeremy join Ken and Sean this fine morning to opine over the Governor and his Vetos…

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Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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First, Amazon announced its Prime Day sale for Wednesday, with hundreds of price deals promised in honor of the retail giant’s 20th anniversary. Things like a 32-inch LED TV for just $75, or a 40-incher for $115. Now, these deals are only available to those who are members of Amazon Prime, which includes a membership fee. But nonetheless, Walmart has countered saying it will offer more than 2,000 discounts to anyone who visits their website on Wednesday as well. Amazon isn’t so pleased about that, but capitalism at its finest, competition breeds lower prices. Wednesday morning, the websites should be lighting up like its December.

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Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 Podcast Alex Stone

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Closing arguments began on Tuesday in the James Holmes Colorado theater shooting trial, with the jury expected to start deliberations on Wednesday. The jury must decide whether Holmes was legally insane when he opened fire at a midnight movie, suffering from delusions that each person he killed would increase his self-worth. If they say he was sane, he could be executed… at the very least he will spend the rest of his life in either a prison, or a psychiatric institution. As was the case in Boston, with so many witnesses (many of who were victims) giving hours of testimony, the question of the guilt of the defendant was never an issue. Alex is in Centennial as the trial wraps up.

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Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 First Take

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Sean Moody is subbing in today for Mike. Today’s topics for this foggy Wednesday morning include the Iran Nuclear deal, The Governor’s vetos, Land Bonda, young hiker found after plane crash then new images of Pluto…

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Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Col. David Hunt

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We aren’t on the hunt this morning and it is certainly not Wednesday. Either way, Col. Hunt was needed this morning to inform Ken and Mike about transgenders in the Military and the Iranian nuclear deal…

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Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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U.S. drug authorities reportedly knew Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and his associates had developed several escape plans starting almost immediately after his arrest last year. Nonetheless, he is still on the loose, and of course that gave Donald Trump an opportunity to bring up the matter as a political talking point, calling El Chapo “everything that is wrong with Mexico.” That then purportedly led to a threatening tweet by the drug lords son directed at Trump, which then prompted Trump to call the FBI.

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American Folk Festival Underway in Bangor

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The American Folk Festival is underway in Bangor with acts ranging from cowboy music and blue grass to Latin jazz and zydeco.

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Maine Immunization Rates for Toddlers Now Nation’s Highest

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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Maine's toddler immunization rate has surged from below average to the highest in the nation.

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Maine Studying Plan to Transplant Sea Urchins for Fishing

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Maine fishing regulators want to close an area to sea urchin fishing so they can evaluate a plan to transplant the spiny creatures.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars

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The second man to walk on the moon is pushing for a Mars settlement by 2040.

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

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The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.