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Tuesday, April 28, 201504/28/2015

4/28/15 First Take

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Topics in the world today…Riots in Baltimore have escalated, The Nepal earthquake, Tsarnaev Boston bombing punishment trial continues, then the Supreme Court to hear arguments on gay marriage and Portland city council bans e cigarettes…

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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Saturday night was the annual White House Correspondents Dinner, and as usual President Obama had a staff of writers giving him several zingers to lob at a multitude of targets. Of course reaction from the drone strike that killed two hostages continues to reverberate, with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain calling on control of the program be taken away from the CIA and given to the Pentagon, which would also make it more easily transparent, something many others have called for. The White House as expressed opposition to such a move.

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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A book coming out very soon called “Clinton Cash” has raised some questions regarding foreign donations made to the Clinton Foundation, and business being conducted by the State Department during the time Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. Some of the revelations, following further investigation by others, have spawned additional questions. Of course the Clinton campaign has called it all a witch hunt, though the head of the Foundation over the weekend admitted it needs to be more transparent as to where its funds are coming from, and promised to start being so. In any case, Steve discusses what he makes out of the matter at this point, and whether there are any storm clouds forming that Clinton should be concerned about.

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

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It’s Monday, Portland Press Herald’s own Steve Mistler joins the guys this morning to talk about Augusta and the talk of tax shifts, whether or nor they are truly cuts or a re balancing of taxes is the question for this budget, also gambling is back on the table for discussion in Maine…

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

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Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people. Aid groups received the first word from remote mountain villages — reports that suggested many communities perched on mountainsides were devastated or struggling to cope. Landslides hindered rescue teams that tried to use mountain trails to reach those in need. Right now communications are very bad from the affected area, so Tom will have the latest details on the devastation from London.

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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The prosecution has made their case, and starting Monday it is the defense team’s turn to present their side, as they argue why Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be spared the death penalty. Expected to testify, several Tsarnaev family members, to paint a more sympathetic portrait of the young man. Over the weekend, some of those family members were relocated from a hotel they were staying at by the FBI, though no further details as to why have been released. Aaron is back in Boston covering the trial as the penalty phase winds down.

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

4/27/15 Podcast Jonathan Nass

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Jonathan Nass is a tax policy advisor within the LePage Administration. Prior to joining the Administration, Nass worked for seven and half years in the U.S. Congress, most recently, as Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Nass has also worked as a litigator at a Washington, DC law firm and in the government services practice at Jensen Baird Gardner Henry in Portland, Maine. In his most recent post, Nass was a senior legal advisor at Embassy Baghdad before returning to Maine in 2010.

Johnathan joins Ken and Mike this morning to discuss tax and budget topics…

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Monday, April 27, 201504/27/2015

In Ken & Mike's First Take

Its a new week! Today’s topics include the Nepal earthquake, Freddie Gray funeral and riots in Baltimore, next, the Aurora shooting trial begins then the Clinton Foundation admits “mistakes” and a Policy against hostage ransoms reviewed…

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Speaker of the House Mark Eves

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The Democrats have a “Better Deal for Maine” and Speaker of the House Mark Eves is on the road with Justin Alfond to spread information about this deal. He joins Mike and Dennis today to highlight his tour and the deal.

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

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It’s Friday, Portland Press Herald’s own Bill Nemitz joins Mike and Dennis today to talk about his recently written column focusing on free tuition for Maine National Guard members…

Local Headlines

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Maine Immunization Rates for Toddlers Now Nation’s Highest

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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say Maine's toddler immunization rate has surged from below average to the highest in the nation.

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Maine Studying Plan to Transplant Sea Urchins for Fishing

GENERIC SEA URCHIN

Maine fishing regulators want to close an area to sea urchin fishing so they can evaluate a plan to transplant the spiny creatures.

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Environmentalists Press on with Maine Lynx Trapping Lawsuit

GENERIC CANADA LYNX

A coalition of environmental groups says it will press on with a lawsuit designed to provide more protections for Maine's lynx despite new trapping restrictions adopted by the state.

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Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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How low will gas go?

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AAA predicts gas prices could drop below $2 a gallon by the end of the year.

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Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars

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The second man to walk on the moon is pushing for a Mars settlement by 2040.

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

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The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.