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Monday, November 23, 201511/23/2015

11/23/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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Basically researchers at Kyoto University asked a few thousand people how happy they were, and who tended to experience more incidents of extreme happiness, then MRI’d everyone’s brains, and found that those that were happier all appeared to have a larger precuneus, a region in the medial parietal lobe that becomes active when experiencing consciousness. Now just having a large precuneus doesn’t guarantee happiness, but it appears to help immensely. In fact, meditation has shown to grow ones precuneus. Scientists are a ways away from figuring out what exactly it does to create happiness, but, well, it’s a start.

firsttake

Monday, November 23, 201511/23/2015

11/23/15 First Take

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We kick off the last week of November with a Paris update – Belgium house searches, Russia says US helped ISIS by Syrian policy, Munjoy Hill sign welcomes Syrian refugees, Trump defends roughing up protester, Mainers to have miserable Thanksgiving and a First snow in Maine!

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Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Shannon Bryan

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Shannon Bryan from MaineToday.com join Ken and Mike for our weekly in-studio segment…

morning-news-podcast

Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Bill Nemitz

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Bill Nemitz from the Portland Press Herald occasionally joins Ken and Mike on Friday mornings after the 8AM news…

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Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Lana Zak

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In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans as well as members of his own party, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved Republican legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Dozens of Democrats joined Republicans as the House passed the measure 289-137. That margin exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and it came despite a rushed, early morning visit to the Capitol by top administration officials in a futile attempt to limit Democratic defections for the measure. The bill now moves to the Senate, where Minority Leader Harry Reid has expressed confidence that it would not fare so well.

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Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Chet Lunner

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Talking about his Op-Ed piece featured in yesterday’s Portland Press Herald – Chet Lunner shares his views of national security laws with Ken and Mike…

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Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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French investigators tracked down the alleged ringleader of last week’s Paris bloodshed after receiving a startling tipoff: The Islamic militant wasn’t in Syria but in Europe, plotting yet another attack. A discarded cellphone found near a bloodied concert hall led them to his cousin, and then to a suburban Paris apartment where both died in a hail of bullets and explosions. As a manhunt intensified Thursday for a fugitive connected to the carnage, details emerged about the intelligence operation that allowed authorities to zero in on Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian-Moroccan extremist they say orchestrated the attacks in Paris and four plots thwarted earlier this year. The narrative provided by French officials raised questions about how a wanted militant suspected of involvement in multiple plots could slip into Europe undetected.

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Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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While the main purpose of Thursday’s press conference by FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch was to reassure Americans that there was no evidence of any connecting plot to what happened in Paris to strike here in the U.S., the top domestic law enforcement officials did disclose that dozens of suspected radicals here are under “tight surveillance,” just in case thoughts of committing a copycat attack should appeal to them. A somewhat mixed message, but nonetheless, no credible threat at the moment.

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Friday, November 20, 201511/20/2015

11/20/15 First Take

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Closing out your Friday with a Paris update, hostages take 170 at Radisson Hotel in Mali, Syrian refugees excluded in House spending bill, Don Reiter charged with misdemeanor, Jared Fogle sentenced to 15 + years, MTA to move toll plaza…

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Thursday, November 19, 201511/19/2015

11/19/15 Evans Boston

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Evans Boston of the Maine Red Claws discusses newer renovations to the court and stadium at not extra cost to consumers…

Local Headlines

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Police Investigating Thefts find Teens Handcuffed Together

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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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Hazmat crews respond to ammonia leak in Portland

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

National Headlines

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Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

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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 be first to put gun owners in federal database

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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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Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

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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.