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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Barack Obama is drawing contrasts between his tax policies and those of the Republican leaders in Congress. Obama says he has proposed cutting taxes for working families while Republicans want to cut them for the wealthiest families. Obama used Wednesday’s federal income tax filing deadline to draw attention to his proposals to help families pay for child care, college tuition and retirement. Congress hasn’t embraced any of the president’s ideas, has given no indication that they ever plan to, and with the gyrocopter incident, Wednesday’s sounding board was quite muted.

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Leon Spear

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Caught on tape driving his School Bus, Leon Spear joins Ken and MIke this morning in the wake of a bicyclist’s headcam video showing them riding closely on the road and having a heated exchange of words…

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 First Take

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Today’s First Take topics include Hernandez being found guilty, a Gyrocopter lands on the Capital lawn, a South Portland biker has a close call with a bus, the Religion bill has been withdrawn and Merrill Kimball is found guilty of murder….

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. There will be a moment of silence at 2:49pm, marking the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line on April 15, 2013. The trial has been suspended until after this year’s marathon, with Patriots Day arriving this Monday.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

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Wednesday afternoon, President Obama made it official, and informed Congress that he will remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Shortly after that, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved compromise legislation worked out with the White House that would allow lawmakers to review and potentially reject whatever Iran nuke deal is signed. The developments somewhat overshadowed the president’s earlier meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abad, who got $200 million in humanitarian aid, but not the greater military support he had requested

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Eye on Politics

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It’s Wednesday and we hear from Jeremy FIsher minus Matt Gagnon to discuss religious freedom among various bills and the recent proposal for one in Maine.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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While President Obama’s effort to raise the US minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has gotten nowhere, a national coalition of low-wage fast-food and retail workers is taking its demand for a huge pay hike off the current minimum wage to the streets Wednesday. The group promises it will be “the largest low-wage worker strike in history.” Wednesday’s one-day strike will push for a $15 minimum wage, being April 15th and all, and comes after some major companies like Walmart and McDonalds announced wage increases for their workers… but not sufficient to quell this campaign.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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The Tulsa Co. Sheriff’s reserve deputy who shot a man to death earlier this month has turned himself in to be charged with 2nd-Degree Manslaughter. 73-year-old Bob Bates insists that he shot Eric Harris after mistakenly drawing his revolver instead of his stun gun. The entire incident was captured by a body camera worn by an officer who was trying to arrest Harris during a gun-purchase sting. Bates has posted bond and left the jail in Tulsa, even as the Harris family demands answers about the shooting. Jim has the latest.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 First Take

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Today’s the day we affectionately refer to as….Wednesday! Obama and Iran are in our top story, next Cuba is off the terrorist list, a Tuscon cop runs over suspect, there’s a new Religious freedom bill in Maine, Bates President’s assistant sues and today is tax day…

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Iowa is, of course, the state where the presidential primary/caucus season begins, and where back in 2008 a young upstart senator by the name of Barack Obama pulled an upset over then Sen. Hillary Clinton, on his way to winning the democratic nomination for president. Clinton never recovered from that opening blow, and is there now for campaign events on Tuesday. That’s where we find Aaron in Cedar Rapids Tuesday morning. Sen. Marco Rubio will be heading there at some point as well, as will the rest of the GOP field, as the presidential focus sharpens on Iowa.

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Authorities Scale Back Search For Maine Homicide Suspect

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GUILFORD, Maine (AP)  Authorities have scaled back their search in North Guilford for a man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend.…

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Maine Weathering Worst Acute Hepatitis C Outbreak Since ’90s

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As Maine continues to weather its worst acute hepatitis C outbreak since cases were recorded in the 1990s, health advocates say the state's heroin epidemic is to blame.

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UMaine Scientist Says Plastic Bags Might Kill Pet Fish

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A University of Maine scientist says some bags used to transport pet fish home from aquariums leach a toxic chemical that might kill the animals.

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Postal carriers getting a panic button

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It used to be that mail carriers had to just contend with dogs and weather but a rise in other work-related dangers has pushed the postal service to adopt new technology.

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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

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Lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday with a long to-do list.

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Iran demands end to U.N. missile sanctions, West refuses

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A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and a broader arms embargo are among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.

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