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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.

morning-news-podcast

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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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

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Congress has returned from a 2-week recess, and there is work to do, not to necessarily expect much to get accomplished. But some things just need to happen, one way or the other. Of course, Congress wants to take a look at the Iran nuke deal whenever that is finalized, probably not for a few weeks. But they want to pass a bill requiring they get a look, and that debate starts pretty soon. We may finally see Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General. Then there are a host of budget issues… there are always a host of budget issues… and let’s not forget lingering laundry like Benghazi

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

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ABC new’s Political Analyst joins us for this weekly Tuesday morning update. Today’s main topic is Hilary’s Presidential candidacy and would she benefit from having an opposing Democrat run in the election?

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 First Take

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Todays First Take topics include Rubio in the race, Deputy Sheriff in OK shoots man in back, Skowhegan Natives want mascot changed, Jodi Arias sentenced to life and Poliquin raises a lot of money…

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Monday, April 13, 201504/13/2015

4/13/15 Podcast Judith Miller

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Talking about her new book A Reporters Journey, highlighting the misinformation and investigation of Weapons of Mass destruction back in 2003, Journalist and Author Judith Miller discusses her journey through the front lines of her Journalistic role in the Middle Eastern wars.

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Monday, April 13, 201504/13/2015

4/13/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

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Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau-Chief – Steve Mistler joins Ken and MIke to talk about LePage and competing budget proposals in ME…

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Monday, April 13, 201504/13/2015

4/13/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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Hillary Clinton made it official, announcing her candidacy for the presidency on Sunday. Sen. Marco Rubio is expected to do the same on Monday. Steve discusses what each candidate has going for them, as well as potential obstacles ahead. Also, Steve began his Washington journalism career just a few years after the start of the Castro regime in Cuba, and offers his perspective regarding the historic meeting between President Obama and Raul Castro over the weekend.

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Lawyer in Defamation Case Says Client was Hero in Haiti

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A lawyer in a Maine defamation case says his client was a hero for children in…

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9-Year-old Boy Killed in Fatal Fire in Hermon, Maine

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Authorities say a 9-year-old boy is dead and a 10-year-old girl is in critical condition following a fire in Hermon, Maine.

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Spring Trial for Man Charged in Pregnant Girlfriend’s Death

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Prosecutors say the trial of a Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend in Maine is expected in spring 2016.

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Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

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It is the fourth time the parties have extended the terms of the interim deal, which was struck in November 2013 and provided Iran with limited sanctions relief in exchange for a halt to the production of uranium enriched to a purity level of 20 percent.

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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

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It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on — an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.

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U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition

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President Barack Obama pledged to increase support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war and said the U.S. needs to do more to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers.

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Boston bomber wants a new trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death, filed a motion in federal court on Monday seeking a new trial.