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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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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast John Murphy

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President of the Maine Credit Union League, John Murphy joins Ken and mike today to discuss the growth of Maine’s credit unions since 2008 and over 50,000 new members.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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And now for the jury, the tough part… deciding whether Dzhiokhar Tsarnaev should die for his crimes, or spend the rest of his life in prison. It has been two decades since Timothy McVeigh set off a truck bomb at a federal office building in Oklahoma City killing 168, and a jury ordered him executed. For this jury, they will have to weigh the defense argument that Tsarnaev’s life should be spared, as he was under the influence of his older brother during their premeditated bombing that took 3 lives and injured 264. The prosecution is hoping that their relentless presentation of graphic testimony and photos will persuade them otherwise.

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Monday, April 6, 201504/06/2015

4/6/15 First Take

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On today’s First Take, Iran nuclear deal and Israel, Rolling Stone magazine retracts rape story then the Aaron Hernandez trial winds down and Emails reveals James Campbell strategy…

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Barack Obama heralded a framework nuclear understanding with Iran as a “historic” agreement and warned Congress Thursday against taking action that could upend work toward a final deal. Obama spoke hours after negotiators in Switzerland reached a framework agreement outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear program and setting the stage for work on a final deal over the next three months. Congressmen on both sides of the aisle want to take a look at things before showing much enthusiasm one way or the other. Israel is wary. And Iran, with economic sanctions now about to be lifted, is quite happy.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

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Bill Nemitz triumphantly returns, is feeling better and getting better. He joins Ken and MIke today to talk about his upcoming writing projects and what we’ve missed in March.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 Jim Ryan

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Republican legislative leaders have struck a deal backed by a coalition of businesses that would prevent denials of service to gays and lesbians under Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. With the NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball tournament looming, some celebrities and sports figures have called for a boycott on travel to the Hoosier State. The mayor of Indianapolis says it’s time to put the matter to rest. ABC’s Jim Ryan is in the capital city with the latest.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

4/3/15 First Take

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Thank the Buddha its Friday! Topics for today include the Iran nuclear deal, Religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas, LePage is harassed by Twomey at Saco town hall, Hernandez trial end and the Keene pumpkin festival cancelled…

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4 Groups Apply for Last 3 Charter School Slots in Maine

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Four groups have applied for the last three charter school slots in Maine.

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Police: Facebook Page Threatens to Post Nude Photos of Girls

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A Maine police department is trying to get Facebook to take down a page that's threatening to post nude photos of underage girls, including students at Messalonskee High School.

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Tired of Burglaries, Man Buys Gun, Shoots Would-be Thief

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A retired Maine lobsterman told a friend over the weekend he was fed up with having his apartment burglarized and bought a gun to defend himself against would-be thieves.

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Millions hit by data hack still don’t know they’re victims

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The U.S. government has not yet notified any of the 21.5 million federal employees and contractors whose security clearance data was hacked more than three months ago.

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Study: Millennials’ credit scores are in the gutter

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Millennials get plenty of recognition for frugality and their desire to share everything from cars to clothes, but they also have the lowest average credit score of any generation.

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Nearly a quarter of Americans call their jobs ‘meaningless’

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A new poll shows 24 percent of Americans say their jobs do not make a meaningful contribution to the world.

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Clerk in gay marriage fight once unlikely to wage moral war

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At 44-years-old, Kim Davis has been divorced three times and had two children out of wedlock.