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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast John Murphy

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President of the Maine Credit Union League, John Murphy joins Ken and mike today to discuss the growth of Maine’s credit unions since 2008 and over 50,000 new members.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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And now for the jury, the tough part… deciding whether Dzhiokhar Tsarnaev should die for his crimes, or spend the rest of his life in prison. It has been two decades since Timothy McVeigh set off a truck bomb at a federal office building in Oklahoma City killing 168, and a jury ordered him executed. For this jury, they will have to weigh the defense argument that Tsarnaev’s life should be spared, as he was under the influence of his older brother during their premeditated bombing that took 3 lives and injured 264. The prosecution is hoping that their relentless presentation of graphic testimony and photos will persuade them otherwise.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 First Take

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On today’s First Take, Iran nuclear deal and Israel, Rolling Stone magazine retracts rape story then the Aaron Hernandez trial winds down and Emails reveals James Campbell strategy…

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Barack Obama heralded a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a “historic” agreement and warned Congress Thursday against taking action that could upend work toward a final deal. Obama spoke hours after negotiators in Switzerland reached a framework agreement outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear program and setting the stage for work on a final deal over the next three months. Congressmen on both sides of the aisle want to take a look at things before showing much enthusiasm one way or the other. Israel is wary. And Iran, with economic sanctions now about to be lifted, is quite happy.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

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Bill Nemitz triumphantly returns, is feeling better and getting better. He joins Ken and MIke today to talk about his upcoming writing projects and what we’ve missed in March.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 Jim Ryan

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Republican legislative leaders have struck a deal backed by a coalition of businesses that would prevent denials of service to gays and lesbians under Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. With the NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball tournament looming, some celebrities and sports figures have called for a boycott on travel to the Hoosier State. The mayor of Indianapolis says it’s time to put the matter to rest. ABC’s Jim Ryan is in the capital city with the latest.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 First Take

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Thank the Buddha its Friday! Topics for today include the Iran nuclear deal, Religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas, LePage is harassed by Twomey at Saco town hall, Hernandez trial end and the Keene pumpkin festival cancelled…

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast Eliot Cutler

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Eliot Cutler joins the guy’s today to talk about his recent venture into the UMaine education system…

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Capital Insights with John Baldacci

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Every other Thursday John Baldacci joins Ken and MIke with our bi-weekly segment, Capital Insights. Today’s topics include the primary elections, party lines and how primaries are funded and Indiana/Arkansas religious freedom bill.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Aaron Katersky

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Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million worth of gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors on the donor’s behalf. A federal grand jury indictment accuses the New Jersey Democrat of using the power of his Senate seat to benefit Dr. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor who prosecutors say provided the senator with luxury vacations, airline travel, golf trips and tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to a legal defense fund. Menendez announced he will step down from his leadership post with the powerful Armed Services Committee.

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Maine Legislature Could Vote on Raw Milk Bill Next Week

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GENERIC MILK COWS

The sponsor of a Maine proposal to loosen the restrictions on raw milk sales in the state says the measure could go before the full Legislature for a vote soon

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Portland, Maine, Police Find Body Washed up Near East End

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Portland police say they are investigating the discovery of a woman's body that washed up on the shore near the city's East End.

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Fishery Managers Studying Black Sea Bass Population

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A multistate management commission is working on an assessment of the health of the black sea bass population.

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Takata air bag recall could take years to complete

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The largest auto recall in American history affects nearly 1 in 7 cars.

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Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records

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If the Senate doesn't act, the laws authorizing the programs will expire June 1, and officials say they will lose valuable surveillance tools.

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Islamic State continues its advance in Syria

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The success piles pressure on Damascus and Baghdad and throws doubt on a U.S. strategy of relying almost exclusively on air strikes to support the fight against ISIS.

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Cleanup of oil-covered California beach could take months

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Oil spilled from a pipeline rupture has closed two state beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara.