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Wednesday, July 8, 201507/08/2015

7/8/15 First Take

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On today’s First Take, Greece’s economic woes, the SC flag, LePage pocket vetoes, Portland minimum wage then Hillary gives interview on CNN and Subway/Jared part ways…

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Tuesday, July 7, 201507/07/2015

7/7/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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The release of 2005 documents reveals that Bill Cosby testified he got Quaaludes in order to drug women he wanted to have sex with – ultimately admitting he had given them to at least one woman. Testifying under oath that he had given the woman multiple Benadryl pills, the comedian settled the sexual-abuse lawsuit back in 2006. Since then, Cosby had been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 30 women – many claiming that he used sedatives. What does this mean for the 77-year-old? We’ll get the details from the shocking document

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Tuesday, July 7, 201507/07/2015

7/7/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

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ABC New’s own Political Analyst Trey Hardin joins Ken and Mike this morning as he always does…this week’s main topic is Bernie Sanders speaking in Portland, Hillary and Donald Trump…

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Tuesday, July 7, 201507/07/2015

7/7/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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A proposal to take the Confederate battle flag down from the grounds of the South Carolina State Capitol passed a procedural vote in the State Senate Monday. The body will return for a third and final vote on Tuesday before sending the proposal on to the South Carolina House of Representatives. Last month’s murders of nine people in a black church in Charleston prompted the filing of the bill. Opponents of the plan told their colleagues that the memory of ancestors who fought and died for the Confederacy would be dishonored by taking down the flag and offered amendments intended to keep the banner in place in some form. ABC’s Jim Ryan has the latest from Columbia.

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Tuesday, July 7, 201507/07/2015

7/7/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

Mike back from yesterday, Today’s First Take topics are Greece, Bill Cosby, the SC flag, Bernie Sanders in Portland, Firework safety and Portland minimum wage…

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Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

7/6/15 Podcast Karen Travers

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Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts “could go either way,” cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the most likely alternative to war. World powers and Iran are hoping to clinch a deal by Tuesday, setting a decade of restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program and granting Iran significant relief from international sanctions. Also offered by Iran to leverage negotiations, their assistance in the battle against ISIS.

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Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

7/6/15 Podcast Jim ryan

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The South Carolina State Senate on Monday begins debating the fate of the Confederate flag that flies on the lawn of the State Capitol. In the wake of the murders of nine members of a historic, black church in Charleston last month and the discovery of photographs that featured suspect Dylann Roof holding a Confederate flag, Gov. Nikki Haley told lawmakers that “it’s time for the flag to come down.” Two-thirds of the State Assembly must agree to the move. ABC’s Jim Ryan reports from the South Carolina capital.

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Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

7/6/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

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The Greek people have spoken, and they have said “no” to the additional austerity spending measures that those holding that country’s debt have insisted occur if Greece were to continue getting the monetary financing they need to keep running. So now the question is what new measures their European colleagues will take following this rebuff, and whether they will include kicking Greece out of the European Union, and indeed let that country go into the tank.

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Monday, July 6, 201507/06/2015

7/6/15 First Take

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Matt Gagnon in for Mike this morning – Ken and Matt kick off the week with Greece rejecting bailout. the Wolrd Cup. South Carolina flag, the Pope is in South America then First Maine fatality with fireworks and Donald Trump backlash…

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Thursday, July 2, 201507/02/2015

7/2/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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On Wednesday, Aaron attended a briefing by NYC Police Commissioner William Bratton concerning preparedness for any possible terrorist activity over the July 4 holiday in New York City. Of course, when it comes to concerns regarding terrorist attacks, New York City realizes it is as high profile as one can get, so the precautions are extraordinary. More to the point, Aaron received a first hand sense of the overall concern from officials, and can relate his impressions to you Thursday morning.

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Quotes from Around Maine About Leon Gorman

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``Leon was a larger-than-life figure in my world growing up. He was my dad, yet his life was closely intertwined with the company he built, nurtured and loved. Not surprisingly, the personality traits that describe our company fit my Dad to a tee. Honest, trustworthy, dependable, loyal, friendly, an experienced guide, sense of humor, respectful, outdoor oriented, authentic, vigorous, and environmentally aware.''

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Manslaughter Conviction Upheld in Double-Fatal Crash

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The Maine supreme court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a driver in a crash that killed two of her passengers.

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Saddleback Says Fundraising Fell Short, Resort is For Sale

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The popular Saddleback ski area says it has fallen short on fundraising for a new chairlift but that there may be a buyer to save the upcoming season.

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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

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The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

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Obama scores policy win in securing votes for Iran nuclear deal

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U.S. President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran.

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U.S. police slayings raise pressure on officers at time of tension

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Experts caution that the number of police killed on duty this year is not out of the ordinary, and the reasons behind the deaths are a complicated mix of factors that go well beyond the current climate.