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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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Thursday, July 9, 201507/09/2015

7/9/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

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All trading on the New York Stock Exchange was halted for most of the day on Wednesday because of what the NYSE said was an “internal technical issue.” Technical issues were also blamed by officials at United Airlines citing a “network connectivity issue,” impacting 4,900 flights worldwide. Scott has the latest on what we know caused the problems, as well as some of the havoc and concerns caused during the course of the day.

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Thursday, July 9, 201507/09/2015

7/9/15 Podcast Brad Garrett

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The law enforcement activity at the house of Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle has brought the problem of child pornography back into the spotlight. In fact, while that search appears to be linked to an arrest of his former associate Russell Taylor, there is also news that the FBI had seized a child porn website with nearly 215,000 users. The FBI maintained the site for 2 weeks, while investigating its users. In other news, Brad discusses the murder of a young woman in San Francisco, gunned down by an undocumented immigrant arrested several times and ordered deported, but because of miscommunication between agencies and current law, still in the country. And finally, heroin use on the rise, as it’s cheap and accessible. Brad on the main factors contributing to this status.

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Maine Environmental Groups Praise Federal Power Plant Rules

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Environmental advocates in Maine are praising President Barack Obama's plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants even though the state's power plants likely won't see many big changes under the new rules.

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Hypothermia, Drowning to Blame for Down East Maine Deaths

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The Maine medical examiner's office says a Pennsylvania couple found floating in Chandler Bay over the weekend succumbed to hypothermia and drowning.

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Police: Thieves Steal $15K from an American Legion Post

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Members of a Maine American Legion post say $15,000 was stolen from a safe when thieves broke into the building over the weekend.

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

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President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

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Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024

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The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the U.S. to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

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The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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GOP prepares for big week

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All 17 candidates are jockeying to get a spot on the stage of the first GOP debate, and a place in the hearts and minds of voters.