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Friday, August 21, 201508/21/2015

8/21/15 Podcast Tom Macmillan

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From Portland’s Green Party, Mayoral Candidate Tom Macmillan joins Ken and Mike this Friday morning to discuss his candidacy and raising minimum wage.

Tom is running for office after years of involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Seeds of Peace and the Maine Green Independent Party because of the obvious need to remove money from politics.

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Friday, August 21, 201508/21/2015

8/21/15 Podcast Rick Klein

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Well, Jeb Bush used the term “anchor babies,” and a bunch of his opponents, even Hillary Clinton who is quite running against him at the moment, criticized the term. But Bush stood by his usage, even offering to stop using the term if somebody came up with another one that meant the same thing. Tough to call it a stumble at this point, because on the immigration front, there is no quite telling what clicks with the constituency, and what doesn’t. And speaking of clicking with the constituency, Donald Trump will be in a 50,000 capacity stadium in Mobile, AL Friday night. And you know, who don’t book those size rooms unless you’re confident you can fill them.

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Friday, August 21, 201508/21/2015

8/21/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Tourists have long been treated to the sight of a life-sized Elmo or Olaf the snowman posing for pictures with adoring tots (for a fee) in the Times Square area of NYC. But recently, these adorable, furry friends have acquired some competition. The so-called “desnudas,” a group of topless women in body paint who have set up shop in Times Square also pose with a more mature variety of tourist, also for cash. Unfortunately the attention the ladies have brought to the pose-for-a-fee practice appears to have ruined it for everyone, since the mayor and the governor have now announced that they intend to crack down aggressively on the practice all together saying that if they don’t, it will send Times Square down “a slippery slope on the path back to Times Square’s old reputation as a haven for sex trade.”

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Friday, August 21, 201508/21/2015

8/21/15 First Take

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Closing out thie week with rising Tensions and shots fired in Korea, Connor MacCalister – the Shaw’s stabbing perpetrator is crazy, Sararh Dodge to be charged, Anchor babies then more on Ashley Madison and Free the nipple…

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Thursday, August 20, 201508/20/2015

8/20/15 Podcast Ryan Burrow

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Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has pleaded guilty to two federal counts of child pornography and paying to have sex with minors. The U.S. attorney’s office says the former head of Fogle’s foundation would distribute child pornography to him dating back several years. Fogle is expected to be sentenced to five to 12 years behind bars. And his wife wants a divorce. ABC’s Ryan Burrow was at the court proceedings in Indianapolis.

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Thursday, August 20, 201508/20/2015

8/20/15 Podcast On the Hunt

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With opinion and analysis about the Iran Nuclear Deal, Col. David Hunt joins Ken and Mike every other morning after the 8AM news on WGAN…

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Thursday, August 20, 201508/20/2015

8/20/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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In all of last year, there were 238 reports of small drone sightings by pilots near airports. This year, there have already been 650. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to require manufacturers to add software that makes them inoperable within 5 miles of any airport. Out West, where firefighters have spent most of the month battling wildfires, drones have hampered efforts from the air, and authorities want the ability to disable any drone that gets in the way. So far, there have not been any catastrophic collisions. But are we on that course, and will it take one before any meaty regulations are enacted?

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Thursday, August 20, 201508/20/2015

8/20/15 Podcast Rick Klein

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For the moment, forget his Republican opponents, Donald Trump has been making the most noise with his attacks aimed at Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, regarding her classified email problems. This tactical adjustment may have been inspired by new recent polls showing him edging closer to her in a head-to-head contest. And of course Clinton is having a heck of a time trying to get the focus away from her email problems. Brushing them off, joking about them… whatever she tries, nothing seems to be working.

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Thursday, August 20, 201508/20/2015

8/20/15 First Take

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Today’s topics in the news include Jared from Subway, Tom Brady, Ethan Stimling, the Prep school rape case, Lepage will resign??? and Portland “scenic viewpoints” referundum…

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Wednesday, August 19, 201508/19/2015

8/19/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Tom Brady will not attend Wednesday tomorrow’s oral arguments before Judge Berman that start at 10am. The NFL has declined to comment on whether Commissioner Goodell will be there. Neither was required to attend. There is no testimony. This is a chance for lawyers to make oral arguments following their written submissions late Friday, when the NFL asserted the court has no right to interfere into the internal management of a private organization and when the Players Association in turn questioned the structure of the arbitration. Absent a settlement, which is the preferred method of the judge, both sides have urged Berman to rule by Sept. 4, a week before the Patriots first regular season game. And those settlement talks, according to some reports, are at a stalemate.

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Manslaughter Conviction Upheld in Double-Fatal Crash

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The Maine supreme court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a driver in a crash that killed two of her passengers.

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Saddleback Says Fundraising Fell Short, Resort is For Sale

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The popular Saddleback ski area says it has fallen short on fundraising for a new chairlift but that there may be a buyer to save the upcoming season.

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Federal Judge Orders Cleanup Plan for Maine Mercury

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A federal judge has ordered the former owners of the HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. plant to pay for an engineering study for cleaning up tons of mercury dumped in the Penobscot River.

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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

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The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

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The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

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Obama scores policy win in securing votes for Iran nuclear deal

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U.S. President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran.

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U.S. police slayings raise pressure on officers at time of tension

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Experts caution that the number of police killed on duty this year is not out of the ordinary, and the reasons behind the deaths are a complicated mix of factors that go well beyond the current climate.