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Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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When you wake up, the NSA’s vast data collection program of individual phone records may no longer be a part of the Patriot Act. President Obama has been fighting to keep the provision in place, saying the legislation is essential for national security professionals in fighting terrorism and also strikes a balance between security and privacy But, presidential candidate Rand Paul has led the fight to allow them to expire, calling it “illegal”. The provision, along with others, is set to expire at the stroke of midnight. Of course, there’s also reaction to the death of VP Joe Biden’s son, Beau. Beau Biden was only 46 and was expected to make a run for Governor of Maryland next year.

firsttake

Monday, June 1, 201506/01/2015

6/1/15 First Take

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We kick off June with news on the NSA unable to collect phone calls for now, Paul LePage blows up, Budget talks continue in the legislature, Old Port shooting investigation continues; no suspects arrested, Qatar continues travel ban for Taliban prisoners, Women in Maine have disproportionate minimum wage….

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Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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There will be a Senate Showdown over the Patriot Act this weekend. Lawmakers return to the capitol at 4pm ET on Sunday and will review whether to extend the Patriot Act or reform it. It could come down to the final hour. And Hillary Clinton is holding closed events in Florida, but it’s her close friends coming under scrutiny again, with news that ally Sid Blumenthal was on the Clinton Foundation payroll earning ten thousand dollars a month while he also provided advice to then-Secretary of State Clinton on Libya. Last week Clinton said Blumenthal was an old friend, and that from time to time he did send her unsolicited emails.

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Friday, May 29, 201505/29/2015

5/29/15 First Take

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Thank Bhudda its Friday! Concealed weapon permits are in the legislature, Lepage proposes bars opening until 2, Public testify about Biddeford police sex abuse, LePage’s PUC appointee blocked then Committee blocks bill to expand tax credits and Lindsay Lohan off of probation after eight years…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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US officials, on Wednesday, said the arrest of 14 people on corruption charges is just the beginning of their investigation into FIFA, the governing body of world soccer. But will anything change? FIFA says it plans to go ahead with elections scheduled for Friday, as scheduled, when controversial leader Sepp Blatter appears poised to win a fifth term. The organization also says it has no plans to move the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. But if sponsors start to back away, will FIFA be forced to change…something?

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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The Federal Judge presiding over the case involving Hillary Clinton’s 55,000 emails from the State Department ruled on Wednesday that they should be released on a “rolling” basis. Judge Rudolph Contreras ordered that on or before January 29, 2016, all of the documents eligible for release be posted on the State Department’s website. The release will start on June 30, with more posted every 30 days until the January 29 deadline.

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 On The Hunt

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Col. Hunt joins Ken and MIke today to discuss possible answers to the threat of ISIS. Is military action the only solution?

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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Imagine a group that have Saddam’s former military as their trainers, his ruthless intelligence service controlling ISIS soldiers and the general population, now dominating a majority of Syria and a significant portion of Iraq. That is ISIS. With 50 to 100 recruits arriving each week, programmed to kill everyone who does not follow their interpretation of Islam, they are capturing the minds of youth around the world. Brad discusses the threat and appeal of ISIS as well as how our current approach to fighting them is showing signs of not being an effective long term solution.

firsttake

Thursday, May 28, 201505/28/2015

5/28/15 First Take

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Today’s First Take…Police still looking for Old Port shooters, LePage proposes appointing top three state officers, Senate overrides teen drivers decal proposal, Muhammad cartoon artist wants cartoon on buses in DC then Cold case unit proposal pending in legislature and…Chimps have rights too?

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, May 27, 201505/27/2015

5/27/15 Podcast Dr. Coradini

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Dr. Marcello Coradini, Speaking at the upcoming Salvation Army event being held at USM is joining Ken and Mike to discuss his experience with the European Space Agency and the possibility of discovering extraterrestrials.

Local Headlines

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Man Who Drove Through Dunkin Donuts Identified

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) Police in Maine say an 81-year-old man and five others were injured after he drove his minivan through the window of a Dunkin' Donuts store.

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The Hunt Is On For Maine’s Black Bears As Season Begins

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Maine's annual season for hunting black bears is beginning with hunters heading to the woods to check sites baited for bruins.

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Search Teams Find 78-Year-Old Virginia Hiker Alive

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MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) A 78-year-old hiker from Virginia who had been missing in Maine's Baxter State Park for three days has been found alive.

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Arctic chills, messy energy politics await Obama in Alaska

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Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.

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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

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Overall scores are higher than expected, though below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

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U.S. considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft

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Suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a series of data breaches in the United States have been an irritant in relations between the world's two largest economies.

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Better forecasts may help avert repeat of Katrina disaster

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The science of predicting hurricanes has come a long way since Katrina caught New Orleans officials off guard 10 years ago.