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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Johnathan Williams

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Vice President of the American Legislative Exchange council, Johnathan Williams will be at an annual “Rich state, Poor state” tally to examine why people around the country may be moving or staying based on economic outlooks with Maine being today’s topic.

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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While he may have been protesting campaign finance reform, what he was more successful at was opening a pretty decent sized can of worms regarding security at the Capitol building. The individual, who provided a video to a local Tampa Bay newspaper detailing his preparation and plan of action, was promptly arrested. But of course the question that lawmakers will be concerning themselves with, and for the obvious reasons, is how did he get as far as he did. One suspects some hearings on the matter in the not too distant future. Brad on whether this was simply a security failure, or a new challenge, or a bit of both

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Barack Obama is drawing contrasts between his tax policies and those of the Republican leaders in Congress. Obama says he has proposed cutting taxes for working families while Republicans want to cut them for the wealthiest families. Obama used Wednesday’s federal income tax filing deadline to draw attention to his proposals to help families pay for child care, college tuition and retirement. Congress hasn’t embraced any of the president’s ideas, has given no indication that they ever plan to, and with the gyrocopter incident, Wednesday’s sounding board was quite muted.

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Leon Spear

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Caught on tape driving his School Bus, Leon Spear joins Ken and MIke this morning in the wake of a bicyclist’s headcam video showing them riding closely on the road and having a heated exchange of words…

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 First Take

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Today’s First Take topics include Hernandez being found guilty, a Gyrocopter lands on the Capital lawn, a South Portland biker has a close call with a bus, the Religion bill has been withdrawn and Merrill Kimball is found guilty of murder….

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. There will be a moment of silence at 2:49pm, marking the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line on April 15, 2013. The trial has been suspended until after this year’s marathon, with Patriots Day arriving this Monday.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

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Wednesday afternoon, President Obama made it official, and informed Congress that he will remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Shortly after that, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved compromise legislation worked out with the White House that would allow lawmakers to review and potentially reject whatever Iran nuke deal is signed. The developments somewhat overshadowed the president’s earlier meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abad, who got $200 million in humanitarian aid, but not the greater military support he had requested

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Eye on Politics

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It’s Wednesday and we hear from Jeremy FIsher minus Matt Gagnon to discuss religious freedom among various bills and the recent proposal for one in Maine.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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While President Obama’s effort to raise the US minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has gotten nowhere, a national coalition of low-wage fast-food and retail workers is taking its demand for a huge pay hike off the current minimum wage to the streets Wednesday. The group promises it will be “the largest low-wage worker strike in history.” Wednesday’s one-day strike will push for a $15 minimum wage, being April 15th and all, and comes after some major companies like Walmart and McDonalds announced wage increases for their workers… but not sufficient to quell this campaign.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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The Tulsa Co. Sheriff’s reserve deputy who shot a man to death earlier this month has turned himself in to be charged with 2nd-Degree Manslaughter. 73-year-old Bob Bates insists that he shot Eric Harris after mistakenly drawing his revolver instead of his stun gun. The entire incident was captured by a body camera worn by an officer who was trying to arrest Harris during a gun-purchase sting. Bates has posted bond and left the jail in Tulsa, even as the Harris family demands answers about the shooting. Jim has the latest.

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Body of Missing Edegecomb Woman Found in River

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Officials say that the body of a woman who was last seen on Friday has been found in the Sheepscot River.

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LePage Bill Would Bar Cities From Enacting Minimum Wage Hike

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Republican Gov. Paul LePage is seeking to block attempts to increase the minimum age at the…

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Bill to Fund Passenger Rail Expansion Study Moving Forward

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A bill that would fund a plan for bringing passenger rail service to Lewiston-Auburn is moving forward in the Maine Legislature.

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6 Minnesota men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

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They were arrested as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.

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Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Rotich winners at Boston Marathon

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The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombing.

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A small victory for fliers: Summer fares fall

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After years of steadily-rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief — a really tiny bit.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 20

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.