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Friday, January 8, 201601/08/2016

1/8/16 Podcast Bill Nemitz

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Portland Press Herald’s Bill Nemitz joins Ken and Mike this Friday morning to discuss today’s headlines and LePage’s recent controversy…

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Friday, January 8, 201601/08/2016

1/8/16 Podcast Karen Travers

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There has been a lot of discussion this week regarding President Obama’s offensive on gun control, and his move with executive actions, albeit varying opinions on exactly how much impact those executive actions will have. Thursday night on CNN, the president made his case in a town hall setting. The NRA declined to participate, calling it a public relations spectacle orchestrated by the White House. And there has been criticism that the audience at the George Mason University event was “invitation only.” Nonetheless, get the recap this morning. And late tonight, a senior adviser to Carson confirms to ABC News that House conservatives reached out to Carson in 2014 about the possibility of replacing John Boehner. Carson turned down the offer because he was gearing up his run for president.

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Friday, January 8, 201601/08/2016

1/8/16 Podcast Jim Ryan

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Federal authorities have arrested two men accused of having ties to terrorism. The arrests were made in California and Texas. Both men are refugees, one of them came to the U.S. through Syria. The Governor of Texas is urging President Obama to halt the flow of refugees until there is quote “an effective vetting process.” The Lieutenant Governor of Texas also weighing in saying the arrest quote “may have prevented a catastrophic terror related event in the making and saved countless lives.” The U.S. Attorney’s office says there is a connection between the two men but would not elaborate further. This is a developing story. Jim Ryan is following.

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Friday, January 8, 201601/08/2016

1/8/16 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

Mike returns to close out your first week of the year with Obama and guns, Markets rattled, Paul LePage’s latest controversy, Oregon standoff continues, Falmouth land to be developed ane the continually rising Powerball…

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Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 Podcast Brad Mielke

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It seems like only yesterday that skeptics of Barack Obama’s birth in Hawaii rushed to the Supreme Court to try to block the son of an American mother and Kenyan father from taking office as president. The justices turned away those challenges as fast as they arrived at the courthouse door, much as lower courts did. Seven years later, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is dealing with pointed remarks from rival Donald Trump that Cruz’s birth in Canada to an American mother and Cuban father raises doubt about his eligibility to be president and could dog his campaign for the White House.

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Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 On the Hunt

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Fox News Military analyst Col. David Hunt joins the Ken and Mike show every other Thursday after the 8am news!

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Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 Podcast Chuck Lawton

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Economist for Planning Decisions Chuck Lawton discusses 2016’s financial expectations with Ken and Phil this morning!

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Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 Podcast Brad Garrett

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President Obama launched a new gun control agenda this week which has gotten a good amount of attention. But will the measures he announced have any real impact? Will they really reduce mass shootings? (ahh, probably not) Will they possibly reduce overall gun deaths each year? (actually, yes) Are we going to have a continual increase gun sales? (you bet) Can mental health records actually make it into gun purchasing databases? (depends, but to say in a majority of states might be pushing it) Brad discusses all these issues, and can also explain the tactics and reasoning being deployed by federal officials in Burns, Oregon, where that rural federal building standoff is ongoing.

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Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 Podcast Tom Rivers

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More women came forward Wednesday alleging they were sexually assaulted and robbed during New Year’s Eve celebrations in the German city of Cologne, as police faced mounting criticism for their handling of the incident. At least 106 criminal complaints have been filed since last week, The figure has increased from 90 since Tuesday. “At least three quarters have a sexual component. In two cases we are investigating crimes that amount to rape,” said Cologne police spokesman Christoph Gilles said. About 1,000 men described by police as being of “Arab or North African origin” gathered around Cologne’s main station, next to the city’s famous cathedral, on the night from Thursday to Friday.

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Thursday, January 7, 201601/07/2016

1/7/16 First Take

In Ken & Mike's First Take, Podcasts

Ken and Phil Harriman start off your morning with China markets shake up world economy, North Korea maybe didn’t have bomb, Trump says China’s problem, Trump v. Cruz, Legislative session begins, Tribes want Oregon protesters off their land and Auburn allows medical marijuana in schools….

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Authorities in Maine say they found two car burglary suspects handcuffed together after an overnight crime spree.

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Parents get strange letter about missing son decades later

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A mysterious letter that was recently sent to a couple whose son disappeared nearly 40 years ago from Fort Kent, Maine, has rekindled police interest in the case.

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Hazardous material crews spent the morning cleaning up an ammonia leak in Portland.

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The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

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Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

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The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

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States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise

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In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.