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Friday, June 12, 201506/12/2015

6/12/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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The hounds have a scent, but still no luck in finding the escaped convicts. In an explosive development, it was revealed Thursday that the NYS Dept. of Corrections investigated prison guard Joyce Mitchell within the past year over an alleged relationship with David Sweat and then questioned after the escape. She admitted that she was supposed to drive the getaway car. In other developments: State records from parole hearings in the mid-‘90s Thursday shed more light on the backgrounds of escaped inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat, including Matt’s stint as a hired gun and why Sweat landed in jail at the age of 16.

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Friday, June 12, 201506/12/2015

6/12/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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A couple developments on Thursday regarding what will probably evolve into a realignment of public restroom designations. First, in Virginia, a transgender teenager said in a lawsuit that he has been stigmatized by a policy that bars him from using the boys’ restrooms at his high school. The complaint says Gavin Grimm, 16, used the communal restrooms without incident until the board, responding to complaints from local residents, adopted a policy in December requiring transgender students to use a private facility. Also Thursday, in Boston, Mayor Martin Walsh has signed an executive order creating gender-neutral restrooms inside City Hall. The two single-stall restrooms are located on the fifth floor of the building outside the mayor’s office and city council chamber, and traditional restrooms continue to be available in the building. A sign posted outside the gender-neutral restroom says: “This restroom may be used by any person regardless of gender identity or expression.”

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Friday, June 12, 201506/12/2015

6/12/15 First Take

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On this Friday’s First Take…NY prison break update, more on the Budget impasse, a Cony HS bomb threats, Change proposed in child labor laws then Bipartisan bill to implement land bonds and Proposal for governor to appoint AG rejected…

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Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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The manhunt for two escaped killers expanded to campsites and boat slips in Vermont on Wednesday, and State Police said a female prison staff member being questioned may have had a role in helping the men. At a news conference outside the maximum-security prison, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said investigators learned that the inmates had talked before last weekend’s breakout about going to neighboring Vermont. The latest on the manhunt, as well as information regarding the likely source of this information.

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Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 On the Hunt

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Fox New’s Military Analyst Col. David Hunt answers Ken and Mike’s questions about this administration’s actions and advice from “advisers”…

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Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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President Obama is sending up to 450 additional military advisers to Iraq, the White House announced on Wednesday. The announcement comes after the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State has made several battleground gains in Iraq and Syria in recent weeks. The focus for the new troops will be to provide training to Iraqi security forces in their mission to reclaim lost territory from ISIS in Anbar province, where ISIS completed a takeover of the capital city of Ramadi last month.

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Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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As the search continues for those two escaped killers in Upstate New York, Brad discusses the procedures and strategies law enforcement uses that prove most effective in these cases. In some similar situations previously, it has often been fellow ex-con friends looking for a chit from their parole officer that have turned in escapees once they are contacted, but with the $100k reward already out there, perhaps these guys know better, and are keeping to themselves. And on a different story, that police officer who pointed a gun at unarmed teens at a pool party in Texas. Without a video of the incident, chances are the matter would have been handled locally and quietly, if it even rose to that level at all. But the smartphones/social media combo has certainly changed the paradigm that police officers work in… almost to the point of a real-time civilian review board… Brad discusses if this is a good thing, or a bad thing, or a bit of both.

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Thursday, June 11, 201506/11/2015

6/11/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

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Two little girls who wanted to raise money for a Father’s Day gift for their dad had their goal temporarily sidelined when city ordinances and state law stepped in to intervene. Eight-year-old Andria Green and her little sister, Zoey, decided to open a curbside stand in their hometown of Overton, Texas, and sell lemonade and kettle corn. They had been open for an hour and had raised $25 when the police showed up, and shut them down for missing permits and code violations. No free lemonade for those officers. ABC’s Jim Ryan has the details. (Jim also can handle the latest on the pool party shooting matter)

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Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Eye on Politics

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Matt and Jeremy join Ken and Mike to discuss tax reform, the budget and a new bill for signature gathering…

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Wednesday, June 10, 201506/10/2015

6/10/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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Speaking Tuesday at the Catholic Hospital Association’s annual conference in Washington DC, President Obama renewed his argument that the Affordable Care Act was here to stay, and if anybody tries to tear it down, the consequences will not be well received by those millions already benefitting from the program. In a sense, the president is daring the Supreme Court, and ostensibly Congressional Republicans (who could fix things legislatively), to overturn the key provision in their ruling later this month. The White House has already indicated there is no contingency plan should the provision regarding state exchanges be struck down.

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Portland, Maine, School Board in No Hurry to Find New Leader

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The school board in Maine’s largest city will not rush to fill the position that will…

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Maine House Overrides LePage’s Veto of $6.7B State Budget

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The Maine House of Representatives has voted to overturn Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the $6.7…

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Police: ‘Win an Inn’ Essay Contest Didn’t Violate Law

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CENTER LOVELL, Maine (AP) _ Maine state police and the attorney general’s office say an innkeeper has not violated state…

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Iranian nuclear talks extended

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Iran and six world powers ramped up negotiations after accepting they would miss a June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal.

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Election 2016: You’ve got mail

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Inboxes are overflowing as political candidates amp up email appeals for cash.

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Few signs of market panic as Greece nears default

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Eurozone stocks, low-rated bonds, and the euro weakened as Greece looked set to default on repayments and plunge deeper into financial crisis.

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Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers

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Nearly 5 million more workers could be eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch almost every sector of the economy and could face legal challenges.