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Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 Podcast Karen Travers

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GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s comments over the weekend that the Iran deal negotiated by the Obama administration was essentially bringing Israel to the door of oven, did get the media attention Huckabee probably figured it would get. And of course with any action there is reaction, and the media spent the rest of Monday looking to assemble as much of that as possible, from not only President Obama, who obliged, but from other Republican candidates, some who did, and others who did not. Karen covers the spectrum of what folks are saying about Huckabee’s remark.

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Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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A Texas prosecutor on Monday announced a committee of outside attorneys who will investigate the death of Sandra Bland, who allegedly committed suicide in a jail cell following a traffic stop. The group will “review evidence as it comes in” on both Bland’s initial arrest and her untimely death, Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis said at an afternoon news conference. Mathis acknowledged the national attention that Bland’s death has received and said the committee would help his office to answer the remaining questions circulating around the case. The committee will be led by former prosecutors and defense attorneys Lewis White and Darrell Jordan.

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Tuesday, July 28, 201507/28/2015

7/28/15 First Take

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Ken and Julie McDonald kick off today’s show with the Boy Scouts allowing gays, the search continues for teens in Florida, a second person arrested in Old Port shooting, Boston won’t have Olympics then Humanist prisoners given rights and Women in NFL – first coach, first referee…

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Monday, July 27, 201507/27/2015

7/27/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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With sixteen declared candidates, it does become somewhat of a mandate to stand out from the crowd, and distinguish one self, in order to get some attention, garner support, and rise up the polls. And it appears with such a large field, there will be no shortage of headline grabs from the candidates. Donald Trump, buoyed again Sunday by a new poll that puts him on top, has been taking shots at anybody who says anything negative about him. Sen. Ted Cruz called Senate Majority Mitch McConnell “a liar” from the Senate floor last week. Mike Huckabee says with the Iran deal, President Obama is marching Israeli’s “to the door of the oven.” And next week, the first debate. Steve’s take on what to make of it, to this point.

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Monday, July 27, 201507/27/2015

7/27/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

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Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau-Chief Steve Mistler joins the show ever Monday morning. Steve talks with Ken and Arthur this morning about welfare reform as a Republican topic and LePage’s vetos…

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Monday, July 27, 201507/27/2015

7/27/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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Fiat Chrysler will buy back about 300,000 Ram pickup trucks in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a potentially expensive deal with U.S. safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two-dozen recalls. Some of the trucks, which are the company’s top-selling vehicle, have steering problems that have lingered without proper repairs for more than two years, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The buyback is part of a larger settlement between the government and the automaker that includes a record $105 million fine and the appointment of an independent recall monitor, all for mishandling about two dozen recalls.

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Monday, July 27, 201507/27/2015

7/27/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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The theater, time and date of a screening of the film “Trainwreck” was written down inside a journal found in the motel room of the gunman who killed two women and wounded nine other people at the theater last week, according to state police. Along with the journal, police found wigs and glasses inside John Houser’s room, said Louisiana State Police Colonel Michael Edmonson. He added that writing the time and date of the film added to the belief that the shooting was premeditated. Jim with the latest on what police have found in their investigation of Houser and his reasons for opening fire during a movie screening in Lafayette, LA.

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Monday, July 27, 201507/27/2015

7/27/15 First Take

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Ken and Arthur King kick off the week with Obama in Kenya, Donald Trump increases numbers in polls, Republican referenda in Maine, Teens missing in Florida then Bobbi Kristina Brown dies and Pedro in hall of fame,,,

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Friday, July 24, 201507/24/2015

7/24/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Yes, researches at Purdue University say that you can now taste something and say “Hmmm… tastes fatty.” Assembling 28 special tasters to sample a variety of look-alike mixtures, researchers say subjects could distinguish fatty acids from the other tastes, and that’s good enough to get its own category. You see, to qualify as a basic taste, a flavor has to have unique chemical signature, have specific receptors in our bodies for the taste, and people have to distinguish it from other tastes. So there ya go. Fat, is a taste. And by the way, it is very unpleasant. Incidentally, “umami” is another taste you may have missed. It’s a relative newcomer, having been crowned the 5th basic taste 30 years ago. Asparagus, tomatoes, some meats… its an earthy, roasted flavor. Chef Katersky fills you in.

Friday, July 24, 201507/24/2015

7/24/15 Podcast Ryan Burrow

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The Waller County, Texas DA’s office held a news conference on Thursday to discuss the autopsy findings on the death of Sandra Bland. Assistant DA Warren Diepraam said the cause of death was hanging and that there were no signs of marks or wounds to her head that would be consistent with a violent struggle. But he also pointed out that there is still a question in this case of whether it was a voluntary suicide or a homicide in the Waller County jail.

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Maine Landlord Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Deadly Fire

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The owner of a Portland apartment house where six tenants died in a Nov. 1 fire has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

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2 Remain Hospitalized After Boats Collide on Maine Lake

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Maine wardens say two children remain hospitalized following a collision between two boats on Thompson Lake that sent eight people to the hospital.

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Transient Fires Pellet Gun Outside Portland Office Building

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Police say a transient is in custody after firing several shots from a high-powered pellet gun at a security guard outside a downtown building in Maine's largest city.

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Making headlines this week

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

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Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions

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Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business.

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Pentagon chief gives nod to arm more troops in U.S. after shooting

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter signaled on Thursday that he would allow more troops to be armed at facilities inside the United States.

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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

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Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.