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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 First Take

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Its Friday! Obama announces US drones killed 2 hostages including 1 American, then Brady doesn’t go with the Pats at the White House appearance, Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General, a Bill would eliminate deposit on larger bottles in Maine and Bruce Jenner interview tonight on ABC….

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Capital Insights with John Baldacci

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Every other Thursday, John Baldacci joins the show today to talk with Dennis and Mike about the news on Maine’s tax reform PR battle and the current minimum wage debate…

morning-news-podcast

Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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Every week, it seems, we hear “person(s) arrested for trying to join ISIS.” The Justice Department holds a press conference, while noting the real threat aspect, emphasizing that nobody was ever in any danger. We’re starting to get used to it. Brad takes a closer look at this recent uptick in terrorism arrests. Are these all sting operations? How do investigators first learn of these individuals? What federal law enforcement division is leading the charge, and how prevalent is this activity around the country. Are there dozens or even hundreds of individuals to be concerned about? And what activity exactly rises to the level of a crime?

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Obama says the Florida Everglades illustrate the dangers posed by climate change and said the warming of the planet cannot be denied. During a trip there Wednesday, he said rising sea levels threaten South Florida aquifers and called on Congress to provide money for a land and water protection fund. He said action on climate change can no longer be delayed and can be addressed with political will. Of course, many in the GOP-controlled Congress are simply not listening, and a battle could develop down the road when the president brokers a climate change agreement at the next United Nations summit.

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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The IRS’ overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama’s health law. For those who weren’t disconnected, only 40 percent actually got through to a person. And many of those people had to wait on hold for more than 30 minutes, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Wednesday. The number of disconnected callers spiked just as taxpayers were being hit with new requirements under the health law. Last year, by comparision, the phone system dropped just 360,000 calls.

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take

In place of Ken today, Dennis Bailey and Mike talk about a recent Tax reform PR fight. Who’s winning? South Korea uncovers North Korea’s hacking codes, Businesses commission PPP poll about Portland mayoral race then McCain calls Rand Paul the worst possible candidate on national security and NFL suspends Greg Hardy for 10 games.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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In an interview on Tuesday, President Obama said he has spent the past six and a half years yanking the country out of the worst recession since the Great Depression, citing most of his policy accomplishments and initiatives as all geared towards improving the economy. And part of that effort gets a big test in the Senate on Wednesday, as his trade agenda, which many liberals and labor unions vehemently oppose, comes up for vote in committee. The president hit back at fellow Democrats who oppose his trade initiatives, saying they have their facts wrong. Also on Tuesday, Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday on that human-trafficking bill that should finally clear the way for the long-stalled vote on President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.

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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/22/15 Eye on Politics

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It’s Wednesday, so Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fischer join Ken and Mike this morning to discuss news from LePage and the budget…

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/22/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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One father has made the decision to monitor his daughter’s walk to school in a rather untraditional way – by use of drone. The revelation has raised the question whether this is a creative new parenting technique, or simply going too far. While new technology provides the means for parents to keep watch of their children, many wonder where a line should be drawn.

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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/22/15 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take

Today is the affectionately named day of Wednesday and our topics include theBaltimore protests over Freddie Gray’s death increase, Tsarnaev Boston sentencing trial, apparently LePage hates indians, abuse from a Biddeford cop abuse and Chimps granted court standing…

Local Headlines

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University of Maine Pressed to Serve More Local Food

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A group of Maine food producers and organizations is pressing the University of Maine System to serve more locally grown food to students and staff.

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Planned Parenthood: No Tissue Donations in NNE

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Planned Parenthood clinics in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire say they don't donate fetal tissue for research, even though they say it's legal to do so.

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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.

National Headlines

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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.