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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. There will be a moment of silence at 2:49pm, marking the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line on April 15, 2013. The trial has been suspended until after this year’s marathon, with Patriots Day arriving this Monday.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

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Wednesday afternoon, President Obama made it official, and informed Congress that he will remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Shortly after that, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved compromise legislation worked out with the White House that would allow lawmakers to review and potentially reject whatever Iran nuke deal is signed. The developments somewhat overshadowed the president’s earlier meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abad, who got $200 million in humanitarian aid, but not the greater military support he had requested

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Eye on Politics

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It’s Wednesday and we hear from Jeremy FIsher minus Matt Gagnon to discuss religious freedom among various bills and the recent proposal for one in Maine.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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While President Obama’s effort to raise the US minimum wage to $10.10 an hour has gotten nowhere, a national coalition of low-wage fast-food and retail workers is taking its demand for a huge pay hike off the current minimum wage to the streets Wednesday. The group promises it will be “the largest low-wage worker strike in history.” Wednesday’s one-day strike will push for a $15 minimum wage, being April 15th and all, and comes after some major companies like Walmart and McDonalds announced wage increases for their workers… but not sufficient to quell this campaign.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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The Tulsa Co. Sheriff’s reserve deputy who shot a man to death earlier this month has turned himself in to be charged with 2nd-Degree Manslaughter. 73-year-old Bob Bates insists that he shot Eric Harris after mistakenly drawing his revolver instead of his stun gun. The entire incident was captured by a body camera worn by an officer who was trying to arrest Harris during a gun-purchase sting. Bates has posted bond and left the jail in Tulsa, even as the Harris family demands answers about the shooting. Jim has the latest.

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Wednesday, April 15, 201504/15/2015

4/15/15 First Take

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Today’s the day we affectionately refer to as….Wednesday! Obama and Iran are in our top story, next Cuba is off the terrorist list, a Tuscon cop runs over suspect, there’s a new Religious freedom bill in Maine, Bates President’s assistant sues and today is tax day…

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Iowa is, of course, the state where the presidential primary/caucus season begins, and where back in 2008 a young upstart senator by the name of Barack Obama pulled an upset over then Sen. Hillary Clinton, on his way to winning the democratic nomination for president. Clinton never recovered from that opening blow, and is there now for campaign events on Tuesday. That’s where we find Aaron in Cedar Rapids Tuesday morning. Sen. Marco Rubio will be heading there at some point as well, as will the rest of the GOP field, as the presidential focus sharpens on Iowa.

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

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Congress has returned from a 2-week recess, and there is work to do, not to necessarily expect much to get accomplished. But some things just need to happen, one way or the other. Of course, Congress wants to take a look at the Iran nuke deal whenever that is finalized, probably not for a few weeks. But they want to pass a bill requiring they get a look, and that debate starts pretty soon. We may finally see Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General. Then there are a host of budget issues… there are always a host of budget issues… and let’s not forget lingering laundry like Benghazi

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

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ABC new’s Political Analyst joins us for this weekly Tuesday morning update. Today’s main topic is Hilary’s Presidential candidacy and would she benefit from having an opposing Democrat run in the election?

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Tuesday, April 14, 201504/14/2015

4/14/15 First Take

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Todays First Take topics include Rubio in the race, Deputy Sheriff in OK shoots man in back, Skowhegan Natives want mascot changed, Jodi Arias sentenced to life and Poliquin raises a lot of money…

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Maine Studying Plan to Transplant Sea Urchins for Fishing

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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

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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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Maine’s Largest Prison Looking for New Warden

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Maine's largest prison is seeking a new warden.

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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.