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Tuesday, June 9, 201506/09/2015

6/9/15 Ellie Espling

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Assistant Republican leader of New Gloucster discusses the recent veto of the Maine income tax referendum and the implications for Maine people’s choice and we also discuss the budget…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 9, 201506/09/2015

6/9/15 Trey Hardin

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ABC New’s political analyst Trey Hardin joins the show today to discuss presidential candidates…

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Tuesday, June 9, 201506/09/2015

6/9/15/ First Take

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On today’s First Take…NY prison break update – there is a witness, the Budget, House defeats income tax con amendment and the Governor vetoes bills…Eves to head charter school despite his opinion on them then LePage MaineCare lawsuit denied and Kidney transplant is a go!

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 8, 201506/08/2015

6/8/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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Two murderers who used power tools to escape from prison must have taken days to cut through steel walls and pipes and break through the bricks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as a $100,000 reward was posted for information leading to their capture. Authorities were investigating how the inmates obtained the power tools they used in the “Shawshank Redemption”-style breakout over the weekend. David Sweat, 34, was serving a sentence of life without parole for the 2002 killing of a sheriff’s deputy. Richard Matt, 48, had been sentenced to 25 years to life for kidnapping, killing and dismembering his former boss in 1997.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 8, 201506/08/2015

6/8/15 Steve Mistler

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Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau-Chief, Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike today to discuss the budget…

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Monday, June 8, 201506/08/2015

6/8/15 First Take

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On today’s First Take…LePage’s Budget, NY prison break, Texas pool party, Suslovic may run for mayor then Pat Lamarche goes after Bangor police and Sports news – American Pharoah, Tiger Woods, accident at Fenway Park….

morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

6/5/15 Podcast Rick Klein

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The GOP field has expanded once again, with Rick Perry announcing he’s joining the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. And it will continue to grow, with Jeb Bush expected to make his own run official within the next few days. That will make a total of 11 announced candidates — and, as they say, it ain’t over yet! The Democrats, for their part, have also gained a contender. Lincoln Chaffee, the former governor of Rhode Island, announced his run for the Democratic nomination on Wednesday. Rick analyzes the state of play for both sides.

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Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

6/4/15 LePage Interview (Parts 1+2)

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Just in case you couldn’t get enough, we’ve joined the two segments from yesterday’s interview with the Governor for your listening convenience!

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Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

6/5/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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It has eluded 3-year-old thoroughbred race horses for more than a quarter century. The grueling test of three long races in a short five-week span, against the best horses in the country — the last to win all three affirmed in 1978. Belmont Park will be packed with nearly 100,000 fans looking to see whether American Pharoah will be the next to make history. The horse has convincingly won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Will the mile and a half Belmont prove elusive, or will history be made?

morning-news-podcast

Friday, June 5, 201506/05/2015

6/5/15 Tom Rivers

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Britain’s postal service, the one the U.S. modeled its own on, is going 100% private. Britain’s treasury chief announced on Thursday that the government will sell its remaining stake in Royal Mail as part of a new $6.9 billion measure designed to bring down the public debt. George Osborne did not offer a precise time frame for the sale of the government’s 30% holding, which is worth an estimated $2.3 billion. He pledged to sell when the government could be sure of getting “value for money” — a nod to the sale of an earlier stake that critics say cost taxpayers millions because it was sold at too low a price. The Conservative-led government sold a majority stake in the service in 2013, putting the system under private control for the first time in its 500-year history.

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Maine Environmental Groups Praise Federal Power Plant Rules

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Environmental advocates in Maine are praising President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants even though the state's power plants likely won't see many big changes under the new rules.

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Hypothermia, Drowning to Blame for Down East Maine Deaths

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The Maine medical examiner's office says a Pennsylvania couple found floating in Chandler Bay over the weekend succumbed to hypothermia and drowning.

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Police: Thieves Steal $15K from an American Legion Post

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Members of a Maine American Legion post say $15,000 was stolen from a safe when thieves broke into the building over the weekend.

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

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President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

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Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

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The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the U.S. to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

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The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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GOP prepares for big week

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All 17 candidates are jockeying to get a spot on the stage of the first GOP debate, and a place in the hearts and minds of voters.