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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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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast Eliot Cutler

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Eliot Cutler joins the guy’s today to talk about his recent venture into the UMaine education system…

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Capital Insights with John Baldacci

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Every other Thursday John Baldacci joins Ken and MIke with our bi-weekly segment, Capital Insights. Today’s topics include the primary elections, party lines and how primaries are funded and Indiana/Arkansas religious freedom bill.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Aaron Katersky

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Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million worth of gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors on the donor’s behalf. A federal grand jury indictment accuses the New Jersey Democrat of using the power of his Senate seat to benefit Dr. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor who prosecutors say provided the senator with luxury vacations, airline travel, golf trips and tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to a legal defense fund. Menendez announced he will step down from his leadership post with the powerful Armed Services Committee.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson says he won’t sign his state’s Religious Freedom Law until there are changes to the bills language. The governor was originally expected to sign the law as is, but after backlash from businesses and gay rights groups he wants legislatures to either recall the proposal or include measures making it more similar to the federal religious freedom law signed in 1993. Earlier this week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana made a similar statement after critics said his bill would openly sanction discrimination for gays and lesbians, and his legislature is still trying to figure things out.

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Supporters Press for More Access to Broadband in Maine

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Supporters of a bill that seeks to increase access to high-speed Internet in Maine say it's crucial to help economies in rural communities to grow.

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LePage Urges Legislative Leaders to Back Income Tax Plan

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Republican Gov. Paul LePage is urging legislative leaders to back his effort to amend the constitution…

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Maine Emergency Prep Conference to Focus on Climate Change

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The Seventh Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference is getting underway with a focus on…

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Google is dropping fat stacks of cash in Washington

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Google's growing investment in lobbying highlights its expanding presence as it fights antitrust battles and grows its business into new areas such as broadband and self-driving cars.

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Prosecutor: Boston bomber’s attack ‘essence of terror’

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Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will decide what his punishment should be: life in prison or the death penalty.

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Blue Bell Creameries recalls all of its products

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If you have any Blue Bell products in your fridge - like ice cream or cookie dough - they have been recalled for possible listeriosis contamination.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 21

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