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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.

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Tuesday, June 23, 201506/23/2015

6/23/15 First Take

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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…

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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.

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Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 Steve Mistler

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Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau-Chief, Steve Mistler – Joins Ken and Mike this Monday morning to discuss the budget and secrecy in the Legislature…

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Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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Well, actually, maybe several of you already have. But on Capitol Hill, they still are. In fact this week, the strategy is to get the Senate to split their version of the bill into two pieces, the fast-track authority for the TPP, and the workers assistance TAA. If they do that, well the House has already approved the fast-track authority, so its done. However, Senate Democrats want to know for sure that if they allow this, the TAA part, the U.S. workers assistance package, will then also be approved by the House. The White House and the GOP says no problem. Dems aren’t so sure.

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Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area near the Pennsylvania border Sunday, saying an unconfirmed but credible report of a sighting had shifted the search across the state. About 300 law enforcement officers searched the neighboring towns of Amity and Friendship, a mountainous, rural area 350 miles from the prison, as two men who resembled the convicts were spotted Saturday near a railroad line that runs along a county road. The two convicts have now been on the lam for over two weeks.

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Monday, June 22, 201506/22/2015

6/22/15 First Take

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Ken and Mike kick off this week with controvorsy over the confederate flag, NY prison break updated, New Orleans cop killing, Uber and guns then Sharks in Maine and Spieth wins US Open…

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Friday, June 19, 201506/19/2015

6/19/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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NBC made it official. Brian Williams will not return to his job as “Nightly News” anchor following his suspension for misrepresenting himself, but will be given a second chance with the company as a breaking news anchor at the cable network MSNBC. Williams said he was sorry for saying things that weren’t true, and apologized to colleagues and viewers. But the damage was done. He’s recorded an interview with Matt Lauer, which will air Friday morning on The Today Show. Lester Holt, who has been subbing for Williams since his suspension in February, will officially take over as anchor at “Nightly News.”

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Friday, June 19, 201506/19/2015

6/19/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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The man authorities believe to have opened fire on a historic black church in South Carolina was captured without incident on Thursday morning. Dylann Roof, 21, is suspected of opening fire on a bible study group at Emanuel AME Church, killing nine people. Jim is on the ground in Charleston and can provide more detail on Roof’s capture and discuss the next steps in the investigation and how the community is reacting to the tragedy.

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Friday, June 19, 201506/19/2015

6/19/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

Wrapping up the week, today’s First Take topics include the SC church killer in custody, LePage vetoes overruled, the Pope issues letter on climate change, Asylum seekings may be able to get PA in Portland then Super Ct says Texas confederate license plate can be outlawed and Sandoval benched…

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Maine Dunkin’ Donuts: Free Coffee For ‘Deflategate’ Judge

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A Dunkin' Donuts shop is offering free coffee for life to the federal judge who lifted New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.

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Plan for Chinese-Owned Rail Car Factory in Maine Hits Snag

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A plan for a Chinese-owned rail car factory at the site of the former Loring Air Force Base has been delayed because a top company official has been unable to get a visa to come to the U.S. and work on the project.

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Facebook Investigation Continues

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OAKLAND, Maine (AP) Police are trying to get the bottom of Facebook pages that keep resurfacing with sexually explicit images of young girls in Maine.

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Gunman kills one student, wounds two others at Sacramento college

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One student was killed and two others injured after a fistfight at a Sacramento community college escalated into a shooting.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 4

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

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US employers add 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 pct.

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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve.

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The skies will be crowded this Labor Day

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The group has forecast that summer travel will reach an all-time high on the wings of a strong U.S. economy.