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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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On Friday, President Obama had some choice words for the U.S. Senate, regarding the delay in getting his Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch confirmed, calling it “ridiculous.” We may actually see some progress on that front this week. As far as Monday’s docket, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE is the president’s guest at the White House, to talk economics, Iran, the region, and of course ISIS.

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 First Take

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It’s a new week! Today’s menu of topics include…Patriots Day, the Boston Marathon, Migrants drown from a capsized ship, more on ISIS – Christians beheadings in Libya amd then Maine bills to transition from welfare to employment…

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

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Portland Press Herald’s very own Bill Nemitz joins Ken and Mike this week to discuss bills being introduced in Maine that aren’t exactly targeting things that need to be addressed in government itself….

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Matt Schlobohm

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Matt Schlobohm of the Maine AFL-CIO will join Ken and Mike to talk about the newly proposed Minimum-wage referendum in Maine….

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. In all, 168 people were killed, including 19 children, after Timothy McVeigh parked a rental truck loaded with explosives outside the building and walked away. The smoke has cleared and the horrific sound of the blast has faded, but the event echoes through the city’s psyche. Jim was in Oklahoma City on April 19th, 1995, and covered McVeigh’s subsequent trial in Denver. Ryan is back in Oklahoma City to discuss the lasting impact of the event on the community

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 First Take

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We’ve made it to Friday! Today’s topics include the Minimum wage hike in Portland,Britt McHenry berates tow company clerk, Black Lives Matters rally, yesterday’s South Portland bus / bicyclist conflict…

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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From celebrated NFL player to prison inmate…Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, 25, was convicted on Wednesday of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was convicted in a deadly late-night shooting in 2013 of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old landscaper and amateur weekend football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée. The conviction sealed the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. The mandatory sentence of life without parole automatically triggers an appeal to Massachusetts’ highest court

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Johnathan Williams

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Vice President of the American Legislative Exchange council, Johnathan Williams will be at an annual “Rich state, Poor state” tally to examine why people around the country may be moving or staying based on economic outlooks with Maine being today’s topic.

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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While he may have been protesting campaign finance reform, what he was more successful at was opening a pretty decent sized can of worms regarding security at the Capitol building. The individual, who provided a video to a local Tampa Bay newspaper detailing his preparation and plan of action, was promptly arrested. But of course the question that lawmakers will be concerning themselves with, and for the obvious reasons, is how did he get as far as he did. One suspects some hearings on the matter in the not too distant future. Brad on whether this was simply a security failure, or a new challenge, or a bit of both

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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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Bill to Bar Shackling of Pregnant Inmates Advances in Maine

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A Maine legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would prohibit the shackling of pregnant inmates.

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WGAN Maine Minute 4/24

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Hear WGAN's Maine Minute, with what you need to know today in Maine.

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Effort to Repeal Clean Election Law Faces Opposition

GENERIC VOTING

A proposal to ask voters whether they want to repeal Maine's Clean Election law has received a cool response from a legislative committee.

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Devastating Nepal quake topples towers, kills over 1,000

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A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

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The problem was found through customer complaints.

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Jurors get day off in Boston bombing deliberations

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Federal prosecutions have rested their case in the penalty phase of the federal trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.