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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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All told, some 18 announced and likely Republican presidential candidates were in New Hampshire this past weekend for a forum, and virtually all of the focus was on the President Obama, rather than the Dems odds-on favorite to be their opponent, Hillary Clinton. In any case, that’s a lot of candidates, a lot of speeches to take in, and a lot of impact to analyze. If there is anything to take away from the weekend, we’ll let Steve figure it out. Oh, and Clinton is heading there Monday.

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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On Friday, President Obama had some choice words for the U.S. Senate, regarding the delay in getting his Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch confirmed, calling it “ridiculous.” We may actually see some progress on that front this week. As far as Monday’s docket, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE is the president’s guest at the White House, to talk economics, Iran, the region, and of course ISIS.

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Monday, April 20, 201504/20/2015

4/20/15 First Take

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It’s a new week! Today’s menu of topics include…Patriots Day, the Boston Marathon, Migrants drown from a capsized ship, more on ISIS – Christians beheadings in Libya amd then Maine bills to transition from welfare to employment…

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

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Portland Press Herald’s very own Bill Nemitz joins Ken and Mike this week to discuss bills being introduced in Maine that aren’t exactly targeting things that need to be addressed in government itself….

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Matt Schlobohm

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Matt Schlobohm of the Maine AFL-CIO will join Ken and Mike to talk about the newly proposed Minimum-wage referendum in Maine….

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. In all, 168 people were killed, including 19 children, after Timothy McVeigh parked a rental truck loaded with explosives outside the building and walked away. The smoke has cleared and the horrific sound of the blast has faded, but the event echoes through the city’s psyche. Jim was in Oklahoma City on April 19th, 1995, and covered McVeigh’s subsequent trial in Denver. Ryan is back in Oklahoma City to discuss the lasting impact of the event on the community

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Friday, April 17, 201504/17/2015

4/17/15 First Take

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We’ve made it to Friday! Today’s topics include the Minimum wage hike in Portland,Britt McHenry berates tow company clerk, Black Lives Matters rally, yesterday’s South Portland bus / bicyclist conflict…

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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From celebrated NFL player to prison inmate…Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, 25, was convicted on Wednesday of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was convicted in a deadly late-night shooting in 2013 of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old landscaper and amateur weekend football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancée. The conviction sealed the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him. The mandatory sentence of life without parole automatically triggers an appeal to Massachusetts’ highest court

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Johnathan Williams

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Vice President of the American Legislative Exchange council, Johnathan Williams will be at an annual “Rich state, Poor state” tally to examine why people around the country may be moving or staying based on economic outlooks with Maine being today’s topic.

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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While he may have been protesting campaign finance reform, what he was more successful at was opening a pretty decent sized can of worms regarding security at the Capitol building. The individual, who provided a video to a local Tampa Bay newspaper detailing his preparation and plan of action, was promptly arrested. But of course the question that lawmakers will be concerning themselves with, and for the obvious reasons, is how did he get as far as he did. One suspects some hearings on the matter in the not too distant future. Brad on whether this was simply a security failure, or a new challenge, or a bit of both

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Maine Environmental Groups Praise Federal Power Plant Rules

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Environmental advocates in Maine are praising President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants even though the state's power plants likely won't see many big changes under the new rules.

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Hypothermia, Drowning to Blame for Down East Maine Deaths

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The Maine medical examiner's office says a Pennsylvania couple found floating in Chandler Bay over the weekend succumbed to hypothermia and drowning.

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Police: Thieves Steal $15K from an American Legion Post

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Members of a Maine American Legion post say $15,000 was stolen from a safe when thieves broke into the building over the weekend.

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

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President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

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Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

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The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the U.S. to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

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The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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GOP prepares for big week

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All 17 candidates are jockeying to get a spot on the stage of the first GOP debate, and a place in the hearts and minds of voters.