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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Jonathan Nass

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Jonathan Nass is a tax policy advisor within the LePage Administration. Prior to joining the Administration, Nass worked for seven and half years in the U.S. Congress, most recently, as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Nass has also worked as a litigator at a Washington, DC law firm and in the government services practice at Jensen Baird Gardner Henry in Portland, Maine. In his most recent post, Nass was a senior legal advisor at Embassy Baghdad before returning to Maine in 2010.

Johnathan joins Ken and Mike this morning to discuss tax and budget topics…

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

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Its a new week! Today’s topics include the Nepal earthquake, Freddie Gray funeral and riots in Baltimore, next, the Aurora shooting trial begins then the Clinton Foundation admits “mistakes” and a Policy against hostage ransoms reviewed…

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Speaker of the House Mark Eves

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The Democrats have a “Better Deal for Maine” and Speaker of the House Mark Eves is on the road with Justin Alfond to spread information about this deal. He joins Mike and Dennis today to highlight his tour and the deal.

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

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It’s Friday, Portland Press Herald’s own Bill Nemitz joins Mike and Dennis today to talk about his recently written column focusing on free tuition for Maine National Guard members…

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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On Thursday President Obama announced that an American counterterrorism mission back in January killed two aid workers held by al-Qaeda, including an American identified as Warren Weinstein. The men were killed during a mission that targeted an al-Qaeda compound in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. While taking full responsibility for the incident the President said that the initial assessment indicates that the operation was fully consistent with the guidelines under which conduct counterterrorism efforts are conducted in the region. The White House is reviewing its protocol for counterterrorism operations

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 First Take

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Its Friday! Obama announces US drones killed 2 hostages including 1 American, then Brady doesn’t go with the Pats at the White House appearance, Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General, a Bill would eliminate deposit on larger bottles in Maine and Bruce Jenner interview tonight on ABC….

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Capital Insights with John Baldacci

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Every other Thursday, John Baldacci joins the show today to talk with Dennis and Mike about the news on Maine’s tax reform PR battle and the current minimum wage debate…

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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Every week, it seems, we hear “person(s) arrested for trying to join ISIS.” The Justice Department holds a press conference, while noting the real threat aspect, emphasizing that nobody was ever in any danger. We’re starting to get used to it. Brad takes a closer look at this recent uptick in terrorism arrests. Are these all sting operations? How do investigators first learn of these individuals? What federal law enforcement division is leading the charge, and how prevalent is this activity around the country. Are there dozens or even hundreds of individuals to be concerned about? And what activity exactly rises to the level of a crime?

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Obama says the Florida Everglades illustrate the dangers posed by climate change and said the warming of the planet cannot be denied. During a trip there Wednesday, he said rising sea levels threaten South Florida aquifers and called on Congress to provide money for a land and water protection fund. He said action on climate change can no longer be delayed and can be addressed with political will. Of course, many in the GOP-controlled Congress are simply not listening, and a battle could develop down the road when the president brokers a climate change agreement at the next United Nations summit.

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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The IRS’ overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama’s health law. For those who weren’t disconnected, only 40 percent actually got through to a person. And many of those people had to wait on hold for more than 30 minutes, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Wednesday. The number of disconnected callers spiked just as taxpayers were being hit with new requirements under the health law. Last year, by comparision, the phone system dropped just 360,000 calls.

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Maine Man Charged in Stabbing Death of Mother’s Dog

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GENERIC ARREST

Police say a York County man has been charged with the stabbing death of his mother's 4-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever.

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Maine Agency to Probe Blackmail Claims Against LePage

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Maine's watchdog agency will look into allegations that Republican Gov. Paul LePage threated to use public funds to punish a political opponent.

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Construction Begins on 185-Megawatt Wind Farm in Maine

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Construction has begun on a wind farm in Bingham that is anticipated to be the state's largest wind energy project.

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U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations

Police tape cordons off the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said. The Islamic State's Sanaa Division claimed responsibility on Twitter for detonating the parked car bomb, according to the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states.

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After ‘gratifying’ week, Obama has long to-do list for his time left in office

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The President, who has about 18 months left in his second term, hopes to work with Congress on infrastructure funding and reforming the criminal justice system.

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Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun

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About 29 percent of people nationwide reported owning a gun.

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U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years

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The previous Cold War enemies agreed to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, with the Cubans saying that could happen as soon as July 20.