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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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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Barack Obama is drawing contrasts between his tax policies and those of the Republican leaders in Congress. Obama says he has proposed cutting taxes for working families while Republicans want to cut them for the wealthiest families. Obama used Wednesday’s federal income tax filing deadline to draw attention to his proposals to help families pay for child care, college tuition and retirement. Congress hasn’t embraced any of the president’s ideas, has given no indication that they ever plan to, and with the gyrocopter incident, Wednesday’s sounding board was quite muted.

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 Podcast Leon Spear

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Caught on tape driving his School Bus, Leon Spear joins Ken and MIke this morning in the wake of a bicyclist’s headcam video showing them riding closely on the road and having a heated exchange of words…

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Thursday, April 16, 201504/16/2015

4/16/15 First Take

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Today’s First Take topics include Hernandez being found guilty, a Gyrocopter lands on the Capital lawn, a South Portland biker has a close call with a bus, the Religion bill has been withdrawn and Merrill Kimball is found guilty of murder….

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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.

Local Headlines

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Biddeford Council Says No To Independent Investigation

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Biddeford, ME (WGAN) Biddeford city councilors have decided not to pursue an independent investigation into allegations of sexual abuse involving a former police officer.

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Americold to Build Key Refrigerated Warehouse in Portland

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The world's largest cold-storage company will build a modern refrigerated warehouse on Portland's waterfront.

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Cops: Intruder Shot by Maine Resident Faces Burglary Charges

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Police in Maine say an intruder has been shot by a home owner during a break-in and is facing burglary charges.

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Los Angeles wants to host 2024 Summer Olympics

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The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pursue a bid to bring the Summer Games to town in 2024 and become the only city besides London ever to host the Olympics three times.

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Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony among frontrunners for new $10 bill

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Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

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Smoking rate continues to fall

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The smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year, down from about 18 percent in 2013.

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Regulations could mean healthier ‘happy meals’ for kids

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Lawmakers in NYC are proposing regulations requiring fast food meals that come with a toy include a serving of fruit, vegetable, or whole grain and limit the meal to no more than 500 calories.