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Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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Brad takes a look at the more common concerns and fears in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks by ISIS
Ø Do authorities expect ISIS to attempt a similar attack here?
Ø Does the United States have sufficient vetting procedures to handle incoming Syrian refugees?
Ø What is considered our most vulnerable entry point or target for a terrorist attack?
Ø Are there widespread concerns that Europe’s intelligence apparatus is up to the task?
Ø Is it very likely, probably, or unlikely that other attacks by ISIS are in late planning stages?
Ø What new steps towards preventing an attack can we now expect the government to take?

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Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Tom Rivers

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Heavily armed French SWAT teams swooped in Wednesday and neutralized a cell that was planning to launch new attacks, firing 5,000 rounds during an hours-long battle that left at least two people dead, including a woman who exploded an explosives belt. The raid had targeted the suspected planner of the attacks, 27-year-old Abdelhamid Abaaoud, but his fate remained unclear. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said the identities of the dead were still being investigated, but that neither Abaoud nor the fugitive attacker Salah Abdeslam was in custody. Developments are of course ongoing, and you can get the latest from Paris.

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Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 First Take

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Kicking off your Thursday morning with a Paris/Belgium update, Syrian refugees update, Don Reiter – will he be charged? Ranked choice voting petitions approved, Riverview upate and October hottest month ever in the history of humankind…

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Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Susan Dench

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2020 Women on Boards headquartered in Boston is hosting a national conversation on board diversity and specifically getting more women on boards happening next Thursday Nov 19 at the Osher Map Center at USM. Susan Dench joins Ken and Mike to discuss…

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Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Eye on Politics

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Matt and Jeremy join Ken and Mike every Wednesday after the 8AM news for our weekly “Eye on Politics” analysis…

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Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Podcast Bazi Kenani

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Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have pushed for the White House to hold off any plans to take in any additional Syrian refugees at this point, stressing that it is better to be safe than sorry in making sure proper vetting procedures are in place and being implemented to make sure no terrorists are part of the lot. Most of the GOP presidential candidates have echoed similar sentiments, as have a couple dozen Republican governors, and there is a hint even some Democratic lawmakers are considering it. The White House for now is holding firm, but Republican lawmakers have indicated they will legislatively try to stop the program if President Obama refuses to.

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Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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French police are hunting for a second fugitive directly involved in the deadly Paris attacks officials said Tuesday after France made an unprecedented demand that its European Union allies support its military action against the Islamic State group. The disclosure of a second possible fugitive came as France launched new airstrikes on the militants’ stronghold in Syria and as Vladimir Putin ordered a Russian military cruiser to work with France on fighting ISIS in Syria and as French and Belgian police were already looking for key suspect Salah Abdeslam, 26, whose suicide-bomber brother Brahim died in the attacks Friday night. The Paris attacks have galvanized international determination to confront the militants.

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Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Chad Finn

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From the Boston Globe, Chad Finn joins Ken and Mike to discuss Boston’s David Ortiz and his upcoming retirement.

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Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

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French police are hunting for a second fugitive directly involved in the deadly Paris attacks officials said Tuesday after France made an unprecedented demand that its European Union allies support its military action against the Islamic State group. The disclosure of a second possible fugitive came as France launched new airstrikes on the militants’ stronghold in Syria and as Vladimir Putin ordered a Russian military cruiser to work with France on fighting ISIS in Syria and as French and Belgian police were already looking for key suspect Salah Abdeslam, 26, whose suicide-bomber brother Brahim died in the attacks Friday night. The Paris attacks have galvanized international determination to confront the militants.

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Wednesday, November 18, 201511/18/2015

11/18/15 First Take

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Today’s topics for this Wednesday morning…More on Paris, Syrian refugees,  Waterville – Don Reiter, Nova Star says Nova Scotia owes them money, Jindal out of Presidential race, Ortiz to retire after next season?

Local Headlines

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World Cup Biathlon Returns To Northern Maine

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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) The World Cup Biathlon is returning to northern Maine.

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Ex-Tax Collector Accused Of Stealing Money To Stand Trial

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SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) A former tax collector accused of stealing more than $400,000 from a Maine town is set to be tried in June.

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Mainer Will Not Be Charged In Hunting Death

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ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) Authorities say a Maine man who shot a Connecticut State Police trooper during a hunting trip in Texas is unlikely to be charged.

National Headlines

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Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

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Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama a bipartisan compromise that would permanently keep state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

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U.S. preparing for Zika

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President Obama is asking Congress for over $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad, and pursue a vaccine.

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In Illinois homecoming, Obama calls for improved tone in U.S. politics

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Obama won the White House in 2008 partially on a promise to overcome partisan divides in Washington. He has called his failure to do that, seven years after taking office, a regret.

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Republican field narrows as Christie, Carly bow out

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the 2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to compete in the Nov. 8 presidential election.