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Tuesday, April 7, 201504/07/2015

4/7/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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Sen. Rand Paul is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency at an event in Louisville on Tuesday. He previewed his key themes in a video that he released on Sunday, highlighting his outreach to minority voters, his filibuster in 2013 of John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director, and his libertarian policies. Similar to Cruz, Rand has made a name for himself in Washington with some of his actions as senator, along with things he has said.

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Tuesday, April 7, 201504/07/2015

4/7/15 Grover Norquist

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Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform has written “End the IRS, Before It Ends Us: How to Restore a Low-Tax, High-Growth, Wealthy America.” In addition to discussing the key points of his book, Grover can of course weigh in on what he is expecting from the various GOP candidates for president, as well as what he’d like to see from the current Congress.

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Tuesday, April 7, 201504/07/2015

4/7/15 Podcast Aaron K

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As he planted a backpack containing a bomb near a group of children, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made a coldblooded decision aimed at punishing America for its wars in Muslim countries, federal prosecutor Aloke Chakravarty told the jury during closing arguments Monday at Tsarnaev’s death penalty trial. “This was a cold, calculated terrorist act. This was intentional. It was bloodthirsty.” Defense attorney Judy Clarke countered by arguing, as she did at the trial’s outset, that Tsarnaev took part in the attack but did so under the malevolent influence of his now-dead older brother, Tamerlan. The jury is expected to begin deliberations on Tuesday morning.

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Tuesday, April 7, 201504/07/2015

4/7/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

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Its Tuesday and Trey Hardin is on with the guys today and the topics for the week include Iran and the President’s legacy and then those who are seeking to follow up in the Presidency.

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Tuesday, April 7, 201504/07/2015

4/7/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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The game will be in the books, and Jim will wrap up the highlights, and other story lines coming out of the championship game.

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Tuesday, April 7, 201504/07/2015

4/7/15 First Take

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On this Tuesday’s First Take- Tsarnaev trial goes to the jury, the UVa fraternity sues Rolling Stone over rape story, Jackie Ward’s blog post then Breastfeeding at Fusions and Red Sox win opening day game!

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

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The agreement on a framework for a nuclear program deal with Iran was touted as historic by President Obama last week. Even so, many in Congress are not so sure, and want to make sure they have a chance to comb thru the details before agreeing to lift any sanctions. Sen. Bob Corker, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has drawn up a bill that will give Congress a 60-day review period once an agreement is signed, and says he is close to getting enough votes to make the bill veto-proof.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/16 Podcast Steve Roberts

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As presidencies wind down, thoughts about legacies tend to wind up. For President Obama, domestically, there’s recovery from the economic crisis, his Affordable Care Act, even perhaps immigration reform. But in foreign affairs, well, there’s that huge chill with Russia, ending two wars but now jumping back into Iraq, al Qaeda now joined by several offshoots, and forget peace in the Middle East. Which brings us to Iran, and concerns from some in Congress that the president may not have negotiated hard enough, concerned on closing a deal for legacy’s sake. Steve discusses whether a presidents’ concern over legacy has any influence on those last couple years in office.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

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It’s Monday! Portland Press Hearld’s own State-house Bureau Chief Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike today to talk about news on Joanne Twomey vs LePage and a constitutional amendment proposal to prevent further legislation on hunting/fishing.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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It will be Wisconsin vs Duke for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, the Badgers having pulled off the upset over previously undefeated Kentucky in the semi-finals. For Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, he’ll also learn Monday whether he’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame. His coaching counterpart in the title game, Mike Krzyzewski, is already in it, and has four national titles to his credit. Ryan doesn’t have any, and needs to guard against his players suffering an emotional letdown following their big win Saturday. Earlier in the year, Duke beat the Badgers in Wisconsin by ten points.

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American Folk Festival Underway in Bangor

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The American Folk Festival is underway in Bangor with acts ranging from cowboy music and blue grass to Latin jazz and zydeco.

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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

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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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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.