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Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Obama is sending up to 450 additional military advisers to Iraq, the White House announced on Wednesday. The announcement comes after the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State has made several battleground gains in Iraq and Syria in recent weeks. The focus for the new troops will be to provide training to Iraqi security forces in their mission to reclaim lost territory from ISIS in Anbar province, where ISIS completed a takeover of the capital city of Ramadi last month.

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Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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As the search continues for those two escaped killers in Upstate New York, Brad discusses the procedures and strategies law enforcement uses that prove most effective in these cases. In some similar situations previously, it has often been fellow ex-con friends looking for a chit from their parole officer that have turned in escapees once they are contacted, but with the $100k reward already out there, perhaps these guys know better, and are keeping to themselves. And on a different story, that police officer who pointed a gun at unarmed teens at a pool party in Texas. Without a video of the incident, chances are the matter would have been handled locally and quietly, if it even rose to that level at all. But the smartphones/social media combo has certainly changed the paradigm that police officers work in… almost to the point of a real-time civilian review board… Brad discusses if this is a good thing, or a bad thing, or a bit of both.

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Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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Two little girls who wanted to raise money for a Father’s Day gift for their dad had their goal temporarily sidelined when city ordinances and state law stepped in to intervene. Eight-year-old Andria Green and her little sister, Zoey, decided to open a curbside stand in their hometown of Overton, Texas, and sell lemonade and kettle corn. They had been open for an hour and had raised $25 when the police showed up, and shut them down for missing permits and code violations. No free lemonade for those officers. ABC’s Jim Ryan has the details. (Jim also can handle the latest on the pool party shooting matter)

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Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Eye on Politics

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Matt and Jeremy join Ken and Mike to discuss tax reform, the budget and a new bill for signature gathering…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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Speaking Tuesday at the Catholic Hospital Association’s annual conference in Washington DC, President Obama renewed his argument that the Affordable Care Act was here to stay, and if anybody tries to tear it down, the consequences will not be well received by those millions already benefitting from the program. In a sense, the president is daring the Supreme Court, and ostensibly Congressional Republicans (who could fix things legislatively), to overturn the key provision in their ruling later this month. The White House has already indicated there is no contingency plan should the provision regarding state exchanges be struck down.

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Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Lynn Tillotson

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Keynote speaker at Eggs and Issues, Lynn Tillotson – the President and CEO of the Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland talks with Ken and Mike at the Holiday Inn by the Bay to discuss the importance of tourism to our local economy.

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Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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New York could become the first U.S. city. to require warning labels on high-salt dishes at chain restaurants, taking campaigns to cut down on salt into new territory, health officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The city’s Health Department will propose Wednesday that all chain restaurants add a salt-shaker-like symbol on menus next to products that contain more than the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium, about 1 teaspoon of salt. Public health advocates hailed the proposal as a pioneering step to tackle a major problem. Salt producers called it off-base.

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Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Eggs and Issues First Take

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On this month’s “Eggs and Issues” edition of First Take, Prison break update,  more on the Budget, are Closed meetings now…

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Tuesday, June 9, 201506/09/2015

6/9/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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New York State Police said they’re following hundreds of leads in an attempt to find two murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison. An industrial training supervisor at the prison has been interviewed and removed from her post. Police were spotted at the woman’s home which is about an hour from the prison. Police began their search near the manhole from which the two men emerged following their subterranean escape. A man who lives near it told ABC News he saw two men he thought were hoodlums carrying what he thought was a guitar case. He said he confronted the men, who told him they were going in the wrong direction. Then they took off running.

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Tuesday, June 9, 201506/09/2015

6/9/15 Adam Goode

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Now for the other side of the income tax bill veto – Democrat and house chairman of the tax committee Adam Goode joins Ken and Mike to discuss the Maine people’s choice on income tax reform in the state…

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Ex-Maine Congressman is Obama Pick for Administration Post

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President Obama has tapped a former Maine congressman for an administration post to help veterans seeking training and jobs.

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Ex-President George H.W. Bush Tweets About his Spill

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Former President George H.W. Bush is showing he has a sense of humor about a spill that fractured a bone in his neck.

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Maine House Speaker Sues Governor Over Loss of School Job

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Maine's Democratic House Speaker has sued Republican Gov. Paul LePage after the governor threatened to withhold funds from a school for at-risk youth to get him removed from the top job there.

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FBI understaffed to tackle cyber threats

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The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice shows.

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More millennials staying home with their parents

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U.S. millennials are more likely to be living with relatives now than before the Great Recession as the job market fails to rebound fully, a report suggests.

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Trump shows staying power ahead of first debate

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Trump is gaining momentum ahead of next week's first Republican debate, a new poll shows.

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Could Indian Ocean debris be from ill-fated MH370?

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Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from the missing flight.