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Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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First, Amazon announced its Prime Day sale for Wednesday, with hundreds of price deals promised in honor of the retail giant’s 20th anniversary. Things like a 32-inch LED TV for just $75, or a 40-incher for $115. Now, these deals are only available to those who are members of Amazon Prime, which includes a membership fee. But nonetheless, Walmart has countered saying it will offer more than 2,000 discounts to anyone who visits their website on Wednesday as well. Amazon isn’t so pleased about that, but capitalism at its finest, competition breeds lower prices. Wednesday morning, the websites should be lighting up like its December.

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Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

7/15/15 Podcast Alex Stone

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Closing arguments began on Tuesday in the James Holmes Colorado theater shooting trial, with the jury expected to start deliberations on Wednesday. The jury must decide whether Holmes was legally insane when he opened fire at a midnight movie, suffering from delusions that each person he killed would increase his self-worth. If they say he was sane, he could be executed… at the very least he will spend the rest of his life in either a prison, or a psychiatric institution. As was the case in Boston, with so many witnesses (many of who were victims) giving hours of testimony, the question of the guilt of the defendant was never an issue. Alex is in Centennial as the trial wraps up.

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Wednesday, July 15, 201507/15/2015

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Sean Moody is subbing in today for Mike. Today’s topics for this foggy Wednesday morning include the Iran Nuclear deal, The Governor’s vetos, Land Bonda, young hiker found after plane crash then new images of Pluto…

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Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Col. David Hunt

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We aren’t on the hunt this morning and it is certainly not Wednesday. Either way, Col. Hunt was needed this morning to inform Ken and Mike about transgenders in the Military and the Iranian nuclear deal…

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Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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U.S. drug authorities reportedly knew Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and his associates had developed several escape plans starting almost immediately after his arrest last year. Nonetheless, he is still on the loose, and of course that gave Donald Trump an opportunity to bring up the matter as a political talking point, calling El Chapo “everything that is wrong with Mexico.” That then purportedly led to a threatening tweet by the drug lords son directed at Trump, which then prompted Trump to call the FBI.

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Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Kenneth Moton

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President Obama granted clemency Monday to 46 men and women who have spent years and faced decades in prison for non-violent, drug offenses. “Their punishments didn’t fit the crime, and if they had been sentenced under today’s laws, almost all of them would have served their time,” Obama said in an announcement video posted on the White House website. The 46 commutations — the most granted by a president in a single day since at least the Lyndon Johnson administration of the 1960s — all involved drug crimes, mostly cocaine trafficking. The prisoners will all be released by Nov. 10. Also for Tuesday, there may finally be word on an Iranian nuke deal.

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Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 Podcast Trey H

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Another new candidate, and Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker joins the race for the Presidency. ABC’s Trey Hardin joins Ken and Mike every Tuesday morning at 7 on the WGAN morning news…

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Tuesday, July 14, 201507/14/2015

7/14/15 First Take

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Ken’s Back with Mike today! Topics for the morning include the Iran nuclear deal, Pentagon and transgenders, Referendum on Public Assistance bill, Greece agreement then Obama commutes drug sentences and George Mitchell’s son in hot water…

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Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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Reactions in the United States to the escape from Mexican prison of reputed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman ranged from disbelief to outrage, with some observers saying it dramatically illustrated the need for captured cartel kingpins to be promptly extradited to the U.S. Guzman escaped — apparently through a mile-long tunnel — from the Altiplano prison, 55 miles west of Mexico City. The Chicago Crime Commission, an influential crime-fighting group in Illinois, said Sunday that the prison break meant Guzman will regain his title as Public Enemy No. 1 in Chicago, where his Sinaloa cartel has long dominated the cocaine and heroin trade. Meanwhile, the hunt continues.

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Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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The reality of the situation is that Donald Trump is the most interesting political figure in the country at the moment. His unorthodox, in-your-face style of political discourse is so removed from typical campaign rhetoric, that nobody knows quite what to make of it, or how to react to it. Of course, this is what Steve talked about last week, even though Trump has added a cord of more wood to the fire since then. So there’s that, but if you’d like to go a different route, Gov. Scott Walker officially enters the ring this week, and Steve discusses what makes him one of the current favorites. And finally, even if the White House gets a deal with Iran, Congress has indicated they might not approve. Steve discusses what pros and cons exist, when Congress inserts itself into foreign policy.

Local Headlines

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Maine Man Charged with Manslaughter in Death of Girlfriend

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A Maine man who shot his fiancée in the head while showing a gun to a prospective buyer in a Bath parking lot is facing criminal charges.

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Maine Bookstore Owner Makes Huge Profit in Rare Stamp Sale

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A central Maine bookstore owner cashed in after selling a set of rare U.S. Postal Service stamps that brought in just under $60,000 at an auction in Fairfield

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Maine Landlord Who Killed Tenants Gets Life in Prison

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A Maine landlord who admitted killing two tenants in 2012 following a dispute over parking spots after a snowstorm has been sentenced to life in prison.

National Headlines

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Wall Street tumbles

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Wall Street was off more than 1 percent on Thursday, pushing the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average down 10 percent for the year, as investors jettisoned stocks and scurried toward safer shores.

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Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

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Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama a bipartisan compromise that would permanently keep state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

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U.S. preparing for Zika

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President Obama is asking Congress for over $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad, and pursue a vaccine.

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In Illinois homecoming, Obama calls for improved tone in U.S. politics

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Obama won the White House in 2008 partially on a promise to overcome partisan divides in Washington. He has called his failure to do that, seven years after taking office, a regret.