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Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Capital Insights

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Every other Thursday, 2 term former Maine Governor John Baldacci joins Mike and Dennis this morning to discuss the budget, legislature and LePage…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Podcast Kenneth Moton

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President Obama will be speaking about the economy in Wisconsin on Thursday. He’ll be doing so after the release of May’s jobs report, which is expected to bring some more good news. He’ll also be in Gov. Scott Walker’s state. Walker will soon be announcing his run for the presidency, and he has been on the receiving end of criticism regarding his tax and spending cuts, which critics are blaming in part for a sluggish Wisconsin economy. One suspects the president may use the occasion to lob a couple shots across the bow of the 2016 hopeful.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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Why is this July 4th Security Alert different from previous ones? Law enforcement and security experts are privately saying that they are more concerned about a terrorist attack this July 4th than in the past. With our July 4th falling during the Muslim observance of Ramadan, the one year anniversary of ISIS and ISIS leaders calling for attacks, many security officials are concerned about the real possibility of an attack. With recent terrorist events in France, Kuwait and Tunisia, U.S. officials are deploying law enforcement to potential targets before July 4th. Brad discusses the types of potential targets authorities consider of most concern.

firsttake

Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

Dennis in place of Ken on this Thursday morning. Today’s topics covered this morning are the investigation of Gov. LePage, LePage endorsing Christie, Collins endorses Jeb Bush, Lewiston cuts GA to asylum seekers, Prison break update then Stephen King wants LePage to resign and TV Land pulls Dukes of Hazard off air…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Three Clinton County Correctional Facility executives and nine security staff employees have been put on administrative leave as part of the ongoing investigation into the escape of convicted killers David Sweat and Richard Matt from the maximum security prison. What role, if any, they played was not made clear but the prison break exposed a culture that may have laid the groundwork for the June 6th escape. Sweat, who is now in fair condition after being shot twice by police over the weekend, told investigators he and Matt planned to drive to Mexico before their alleged prison staff accomplice let them down.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Eye on Politics

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Every Wednesday, Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fischer join Ken and Mike to analyze political goings on over the week. Today’s topics include Mark Eves and LePage and the budget…

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Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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State lawmakers in South Carolina next week sit down to consider Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the lawn of the state capitol. The Oklahoma State Supreme Court, meanwhile, has ordered that a stone Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the grounds of the capitol in Oklahoma City. By a margin of 7-2, the court decided Tuesday that the granite tablet violates the Oklahoma Constitution by using public money or property to directly or indirectly benefit a “church denomination or system of religion.” ABC’s Jim Ryan covers the region and will have the latest.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes. The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of embassies following the Dec. 17 announcement that they would move to restore ties.

firsttake

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

This Wednesday morning’s topics include the Budget veto being overridden, the Oversight committee to investigate LePage and Eves gets 30k, NY prison break information – They went back in the prison! Cuba embassies to open then Christie announces then will be in Portland; Bush releases tax returns and in sports – US Women win World Cup match against Germany…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel Saez and released Monday by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. The increase likely reflects robust hiring last year when employers added 3.1 million jobs — the most since 1999. That lowered the unemployment rate to 5.6 percent from 6.7 percent a year earlier. Strong job gains and a falling unemployment can help broadly raise incomes as businesses are forced to offer higher pay to attract workers. And with more money in their wallets, Americans are spending more freely.

Local Headlines

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Biddeford Council Says No To Independent Investigation

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Biddeford, ME (WGAN) Biddeford city councilors have decided not to pursue an independent investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving a former police officer.

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Americold to Build Key Refrigerated Warehouse in Portland

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The world's largest cold-storage company will build a modern refrigerated warehouse on Portland's waterfront.

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Cops: Intruder Shot by Maine Resident Faces Burglary Charges

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Police in Maine say an intruder has been shot by a home owner during a break-in and is facing burglary charges.

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Los Angeles wants to host 2024 Summer Olympics

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The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pursue a bid to bring the Summer Games to town in 2024 and become the only city besides London ever to host the Olympics three times.

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Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony among frontrunners for new $10 bill

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Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

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Smoking rate continues to fall

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The smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year, down from about 18 percent in 2013.

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Regulations could mean healthier ‘happy meals’ for kids

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Lawmakers in NYC are proposing regulations requiring fast food meals that come with a toy include a serving of fruit, vegetable, or whole grain and limit the meal to no more than 500 calories.