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Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

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51 bills have become law, but will the Governor challenge it? The Portland Press Herald’s own Statehouse Bureau Chief – Steve Mistler joins Mike and Dennis this Monday morning to discuss…

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Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Kenneth Moton

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The latest word is that a deal with Iran regarding their nuke program is oh so close… so close in fact that even by Monday there could be an announcement. However, that’s only the first hurdle. Then there is Congress. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other congressional leaders expressed doubts Sunday about the deal, and says he’s going to have a hard time getting Congress to sign on. And you can expect Israel as well to increase the volume against any deal if anything is announced.

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Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 Podcast Tom Rivers

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Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and skeptical European leaders are negotiating past a self-imposed deadline, with talks stuck on how Greece would guarantee austerity measures in exchange for a rescue package to prevent its banks from collapsing. If the talks don’t succeed, some of Greece’s eurozone partners warned, the country could be temporarily forced out of the euro currency. Of course, you can’t just change currency with the snap of a finger. It needs to be printed, people have to believe it has value, and the very fiscal discipline that gives a country’s currency value, well, that’s the same kind of thing Greece is refusing to do that might get them kicked off the euro. In any case, how things end up is anybody’s guess.

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Monday, July 13, 201507/13/2015

7/13/15 First Take

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Mike and Dennis Bailey kick off this middle of July week with Greece in the news, LePage and vetoes, Iran nuke talks, Mexican drug lord pulls a Shawshank, then Gov. Walker to finally jump in GOP race for President today and DonaldTrump…

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Friday, July 10, 201507/10/2015

7/10/15 Podcast Bazi Kanani

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A day after the Republican National Committee chairman asked Donald Trump to tone down his anti-Latino rhetoric, Trump’s campaign has stubbornly insisted he would not back off. Trump doubled down on the negative characterization earlier in the week, and pretty much has taken to aggressively jabbing back at anyone who criticizes anything he says. Thursday, members of the Latino community, along with local and national politicians, gathered in front of the site of Trump’s newest hotel to protest his controversial comments. And Trump continues to do interviews, where he shows no signs of backing down, and hurls insults at many of those who disagree with him.

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Friday, July 10, 201507/10/2015

7/10/15 Podcast Jason Nathanson

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The Comic-Con International pop culture convention opens in San Diego this week and our Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson will be there along with over 130,000 admirers of superheroes, swordsmen, sorcerers, and other assorted staples of fantasy films, television, games and comics. This year’s programming focuses heavy on the “Star Wars” film series, as Walt Disney and Lucasfilm’s prepare to promote “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at a Friday presentation. But Thursday it is all about “Hunger Games,” and Saturday it is Warner Bros. and their “Batman” and “Superman” franchises, where you’ll have Ben Affleck talking about something other than his recent marital woes.

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Friday, July 10, 201507/10/2015

7/10/15 Podcast Rick Klein

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New polls have him soaring… his shoot from the hip, I don’t care who it offends style is growing a fan-base… and frankly, it is clear nobody can tell Donald Trump what to do or what to say. This is somewhat of a unique political event, and nobody… not any politicians, nor even the journalists covering him, know quite how to respond or what to make of it. Rick discusses the early and quite astounding presidential campaign of Donald Trump.

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Friday, July 10, 201507/10/2015

7/10/15 First Take

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We wrap up this week with the Greece bailout, Confederate flag to come down today, Hayride charges wrong, Lepage has 51 more vetoes waiting then raising the Smoking age and also Maine’s amateur golf champion…

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Thursday, July 9, 201507/09/2015

7/9/15 Podcast Kenneth Moton

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The Baltimore mayor fired the troubled city’s police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicide rates weeks after a black man died of injuries in police custody required a change in leadership. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for his service and announced that she was appointing Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis as interim commissioner, saying that the city needed a change, and deserved better. The firing comes 2 1/2 months after the city broke out into riots following the death of Freddie Gray, who died in April of injuries he received in police custody. Six police officers have been criminally charged in Gray’s death.

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Thursday, July 9, 201507/09/2015

7/9/15 On The Hunt

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Every other Thursday, Fox New’s military analyst Col. David Hunt joins Ken and Mike for this podcast. Today’s topics include the NYSE computer glitch and America’s cyber infrastructure…

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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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Landlord Who Killed Tenants Over Parking to be Sentenced

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A judge is due to sentence a Maine landlord who admitted killing two tenants in 2012 over a dispute about parking spots after a snowstorm.

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Maine-Based Delorme is Being Purchased by Swiss-Based Garmin

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Delorme, a Maine-based mapmaker and manufacturer of hand-held satellite communications, is being purchased by Swiss-based Garmin.

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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.