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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…

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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On Thursday President Obama announced that an American counterterrorism mission back in January killed two aid workers held by al-Qaeda, including an American identified as Warren Weinstein. The men were killed during a mission that targeted an al-Qaeda compound in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan. While taking full responsibility for the incident the President said that the initial assessment indicates that the operation was fully consistent with the guidelines under which conduct counterterrorism efforts are conducted in the region. The White House is reviewing its protocol for counterterrorism operations

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Friday, April 24, 201504/24/2015

4/24/15 First Take

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Its Friday! Obama announces US drones killed 2 hostages including 1 American, then Brady doesn’t go with the Pats at the White House appearance, Loretta Lynch confirmed as Attorney General, a Bill would eliminate deposit on larger bottles in Maine and Bruce Jenner interview tonight on ABC….

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Capital Insights with John Baldacci

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Every other Thursday, John Baldacci joins the show today to talk with Dennis and Mike about the news on Maine’s tax reform PR battle and the current minimum wage debate…

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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Every week, it seems, we hear “person(s) arrested for trying to join ISIS.” The Justice Department holds a press conference, while noting the real threat aspect, emphasizing that nobody was ever in any danger. We’re starting to get used to it. Brad takes a closer look at this recent uptick in terrorism arrests. Are these all sting operations? How do investigators first learn of these individuals? What federal law enforcement division is leading the charge, and how prevalent is this activity around the country. Are there dozens or even hundreds of individuals to be concerned about? And what activity exactly rises to the level of a crime?

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Obama says the Florida Everglades illustrate the dangers posed by climate change and said the warming of the planet cannot be denied. During a trip there Wednesday, he said rising sea levels threaten South Florida aquifers and called on Congress to provide money for a land and water protection fund. He said action on climate change can no longer be delayed and can be addressed with political will. Of course, many in the GOP-controlled Congress are simply not listening, and a battle could develop down the road when the president brokers a climate change agreement at the next United Nations summit.

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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The IRS’ overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama’s health law. For those who weren’t disconnected, only 40 percent actually got through to a person. And many of those people had to wait on hold for more than 30 minutes, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Wednesday. The number of disconnected callers spiked just as taxpayers were being hit with new requirements under the health law. Last year, by comparision, the phone system dropped just 360,000 calls.

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Thursday, April 23, 201504/23/2015

4/23/15 First Take

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In place of Ken today, Dennis Bailey and Mike talk about a recent Tax reform PR fight. Who’s winning? South Korea uncovers North Korea’s hacking codes, Businesses commission PPP poll about Portland mayoral race then McCain calls Rand Paul the worst possible candidate on national security and NFL suspends Greg Hardy for 10 games.

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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/23/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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In an interview on Tuesday, President Obama said he has spent the past six and a half years yanking the country out of the worst recession since the Great Depression, citing most of his policy accomplishments and initiatives as all geared towards improving the economy. And part of that effort gets a big test in the Senate on Wednesday, as his trade agenda, which many liberals and labor unions vehemently oppose, comes up for vote in committee. The president hit back at fellow Democrats who oppose his trade initiatives, saying they have their facts wrong. Also on Tuesday, Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday on that human-trafficking bill that should finally clear the way for the long-stalled vote on President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.

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Wednesday, April 22, 201504/22/2015

4/22/15 Eye on Politics

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It’s Wednesday, so Matt Gagnon and Jeremy Fischer join Ken and Mike this morning to discuss news from LePage and the budget…

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2 Arrested in Connection with Stolen Car Spree

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PARIS, Maine (AP) _ The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been arrested in connection with a string…

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Federal Suit Cites Religious Discrimination in Maine Diner

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WALDOBORO, Maine (AP) _ A former employee of a popular Maine diner has filed a federal lawsuit in which she…

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Canadian Man Sentenced On US Child Pornography Charges

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A Canadian man has been sentenced to 8 ½ years in a U.S. prison for emailing images of child pornography to an undercover federal agent in Maine.

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Marathon bomber’s lawyers give jury glimpse into family life

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are giving a jury glimpses into his troubled family as they try to save him from the death penalty.

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U.S. probing Islamic State claims it was behind Texas cartoon attack

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The White House says it is too early to tell if the two gunmen killed in Garland were tied to an organized terror organization.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 6

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Prince announces ‘Rally 4 Peace’ concert Sunday in Baltimore

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The pop icon says he hopes the event is meant to be "a catalyst for pause and reflection" after the recent protests and riots.