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Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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On Wednesday, President Obama will announce a major change in policy with regard to Americans being held hostage overseas. The government will no longer threaten criminal prosecution of the families of American hostages who are held abroad by groups like the Islamic State if they attempt to pay ransom for the release of their loved ones. The change is one of many that are intended to fix what the administration has acknowledged is a broken policy on United States captives, a senior administration official said. President Obama ordered the top to bottom review back in November 2014 after an uptick in the hostage-taking of Americans overseas.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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We’ve seen swift movement in the last couple of days regarding the question of whether or not the Confederate Flag should fly on state grounds, with the governors of South Carolina and Virginia calling for its removal from state grounds. But now, retailers and even eBay are weighing in. Walmart, Kmart and Sears, some of the country’s largest retailers, have announced that they will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from their stores. In addition, eBay has announced that it is banning the sale of the Confederate flag and its image

firsttake

Wednesday, June 24, 201506/24/2015

6/24/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

Today is the day we affectionately refer to as – Wednesday! The SC confederate flag debate continues, Brady’s appeal, Prison break updates, Welfare reform in Maine fails and other legislative news – Efficiency Maine, New Mkt Cap Investment program and Center Lovell Inn sale investigated…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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New England quarterback Tom Brady will appeal the punishment handed down to him by the NFL directly to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday in New York City. The Deflate-Gate saga may finally be drawing to a close. Brady has still denied any wrongdoing, and in the room everyone would wish they could have a seat in, will no doubt be pressed by Goodell to turn over texts he sent to those Patriots employees who have been linked to the scandal. No word on when a decision on the appeal will be announced.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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A new front has opened in the search for two the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. Forensic evidence has led police to a hunting camp about 20 miles from the prison where Richard Matt and David Sweat cut their way out earlier this month. DNA samples taken from food found at the site reportedly matched both escapees. Police started searching the area in the northern Adirondacks after someone reported seeing a person fleeing the hunting camp. The new focus came as police concluded a search 400 miles to the west in communities along the Pennsylvania state line.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Bruce Poliquin

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Congressman Bruce Poliquin joins Ken and Mike to talk about ObamaCare, trade and the Togus Report this morning…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

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With news on the GoP race and the confederate flag, Trey Hardin from ABC joins us as he does every Tuesday for this weekly podcast.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed. The Republican’s about-face comes after nine black church members were gunned down, allegedly by a young white man who embraced the flag as a symbol of white supremacy. The flag has flown in front of the state capitol for 15 years after being moved from atop the Statehouse dome. U.S. Sens. Lindsay Graham and Tim Scott, an African-American appointed by Haley, were standing with Haley during her announcement. When she finished, she hugged Scott and South Carolina’s only other black congressman, Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn.

firsttake

Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

Today’s First Take Topics include the Confederate flag, Obama uses N word, Tom Brady, Legislative news – Hayrides, GA for asylum seekers, Peoples referendums, Maine New Mkt program then NY prison break updated and Angus King has cancer…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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In the wake of the church shooting in Charleston, once again the debate over gun control rolls to the fore. Of course there have been other mass shootings, yet no discernable movement has come in regards to gun control, despite the urging of many. And once the national media rolled into Charleston, those confederate flags were noticed, and that too, given the racist element of the attack, is now drawing renewed scrutiny. Both issues with passionate defenders and detractors, and a wide divide between them.

Local Headlines

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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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Maine Charter Schools in High Demand as School Year Starts

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Charter schools in Maine are in high demand as the school year gets underway.

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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.