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Thursday, March 26, 201503/26/2015

3/26/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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French investigators cracked open a mangled black box and extracted audio from its cockpit voice recorder Wednesday, but gleaned no explanation for why a German plane dropped unexpectedly and smashed into a rugged Alpine mountain, killing all 150 on board. The orange cockpit voice recorder — dented, twisted and scarred by the impact — is considered key to knowing why the pilots of Germanwings Flight 9525 lost radio contact with air traffic controllers over the French Alps and then crashed Tuesday during a routine flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf.

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Thursday, March 26, 201503/26/2015

3/26/15 First Take

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On today’s first take – Flight 9525 investigation continues, James Campbell being relieved of his position in the Maine National Guard and more cyber attacks hit Maine news and government websites for the third day in a row…

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Wednesday, March 25, 201503/25/2015

3/25/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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The Secret Service hearing became especially tense today, with Chief Joe Clancy in the hot seat. Video of one of the security breaches has been released in which two high-ranking officials driving into White Hite barriers, allegedly after a night of drinking. Rep. Jason Chaffetz became particularly angry when questioning Clancy about the mishandling of a suspicious package, asking “What if it was a real bomb?”

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Wednesday, March 25, 201503/25/2015

3/25/15 Eye on Politics

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On this week’s Eye on Politics, Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fisher talk about Ted Cruz and the upcoming election candidates…

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Wednesday, March 25, 201503/25/2015

3/25/15 Podcast Rich Cebra

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Former chair in the transportation committee, Rich Cebra joins Mike today to discuss the new proposal for legislation regarding new and inexperienced drivers.

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Wednesday, March 25, 201503/25/2015

3/25/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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The recently-elected President of Afghanistan visited the White House on Tuesday, and President Obama was waiting to grant him his request for a delay in the scheduled withdrawal of U.S. troops from his war-torn nation. President Ashraf Ghani and other officials from Afghanistan’s new “unity government” also met with Obama as part of an effort to improve U.S.-Afghan relations that deteriorated under predecessor Hamid Karzai.

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Wednesday, March 25, 201503/25/2015

3/25/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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A Germanwings jet carrying 150 people from Barcelona to Duesseldorf slammed into a remote section of the French Alps on Tuesday, sounding like an avalanche as it scattered pulverized debris across a rocky mountain and down its steep ravines. The pilots sent out no distress call and had lost radio contact with their control center, France’s aviation authority said, deepening the mystery over the A320’s mid-flight crash after a surprise 8-minute descent. Former NTSB director Tom Hauter gives his insights based on what evidence has been gathered thus far.

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Wednesday, March 25, 201503/25/2015

3/25/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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With Sen. Ted Cruz becoming the first person to formalize a 2016 presidential bid, other potential candidates are quickly working to line up political supporters and financial donors. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has enlisted some high-powered support in his as-yet-hypothetical bid for the White House. Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, rarely seen at public events these days, are the guests of honor at a Texas-sized fundraiser for the ex-president’s brother tonight in Dallas. ABC’s Jim Ryan reports.

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Wednesday, March 25, 201503/25/2015

3/25/15 First Take

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On today’s First Take, Mike is flying solo. Today’s topics include The German Plane Crash in the Alps mountains, LePage fires national guard Chief of two years yesterday, PETA has allegedly lied about why the Portland SeaDogs have discontinued serving Linda Bean’s Lobster and big concert announcements at the Bangor Waterfront this Summer!

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Tuesday, March 24, 201503/24/2015

3/24/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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Following a day at Camp David, Afghanistan President Hasraf Ghani will find himself at the White House on Tuesday, where reports indicate there will be agreement to slow down the withdrawal of those U.S. troops still in his country. Ghani is apparently concerned that ISIS is organizing inside of Afghanistan as well, and in fact looking to negotiate peace with the Taliban. President Obama and Ghani will hold a midday press conference. And Monday of course saw the announcement by Sen. Ted Cruz. Mary can recap some of the highlights of what the presidential candidate had to say on Day One of his campaign.

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UMaine Scientist Says Plastic Bags Might Kill Pet Fish

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A University of Maine scientist says some bags used to transport pet fish home from aquariums leach a toxic chemical that might kill the animals.

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Man Died at Sea of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

GENERIC INVESTIGATION LARGE

Maine authorities say a 59-year-old Vermont man died at sea of carbon monoxide poisoning last month about 13 miles off of York Harbor.

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Groups Holding Anniversary Vigil about Lac-Megantic Disaster

Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, Saturday, July 6, 2013. A large swath of Lac Megantic was destroyed Saturday after a train carrying crude oil derailed, sparking several explosions and forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

Residents are gathering in Portland, Maine, to commemorate the second anniversary of the Lac-Megantic, Quebec, rail disaster and advocate for clean energy

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Postal carriers getting a panic button

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It used to be that mail carriers had to just contend with dogs and weather but a rise in other work-related dangers has pushed the postal service to adopt new technology.

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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

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Lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday with a long to-do list.

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Iran demands end to U.N. missile sanctions, West refuses

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A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and a broader arms embargo are among issues holding up a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, July 6

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.