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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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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast Howie Carr

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Howie Carrjoins Ken and Mike today to talk about his upcoming “Night of Crime” dinner show at the Italian Heritage Center on April 12.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 Podcast State Rep. Drew Gattine

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State Rep. Drew Gattine joins Ken and Mike to discuss the DHHS budget.

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Thursday, April 2, 201504/02/2015

4/2/15 First Take

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Today’s topics include Iran nuclear talks, Arkansas governor doesn’t sign religious freedom law, the Hernandez trial continues and Senator Menedez indicted on fraud charges…

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Wednesday, April 1, 201504/01/2015

4/1/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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The defense in the Boston Bombings case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came to a speedy conclusion Tuesday. They only used four witnesses, only six hours of testimony. When compared to the prosecution: 92 witnesses, three weeks of testimony. The defense’s only point, that his older brother Tamerlan was calling the shots. If that argument makes any impression with the jury, the defense hopes it will save their clients life. Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday.

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Wednesday, April 1, 201504/01/2015

4/1/15 Eye on Politics

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It’s Wednesday and that means its Eye on Politics. In for Matt Gagnon – Philip E. Harriman and Jeremy Fisher join Ken and Mike to discuss the Governer and his budget, DHHS spending and Maine’s drug problem and how it impacts the economy.

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Wednesday, April 1, 201504/01/2015

4/1/15 Mary Mayhew

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DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew joins Ken and Mike today to answer questions about tax reform, welfare and economic outlooks.

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Wednesday, April 1, 201504/01/2015

4/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

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Well, a lot has happened since the last ABC News-Washington Post Poll on the approval ratings of the president and Congress. 2015 started. The Patriots won the Super Bowl. “Birdman” won the Oscar for Best Picture. So we’ll see what effect if any this or anything else has had on the latest approval ratings for President Obama and the Congress, which releases at 7am ET on Wednesday. And regarding those Iran nuke talks, some mad scrambling to keep a deal in play. Where it stands by morning is anyone’s guess.

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Bill to Bar Shackling of Pregnant Inmates Advances in Maine

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A Maine legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would prohibit the shackling of pregnant inmates.

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WGAN Maine Minute 4/24

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Hear WGAN's Maine Minute, with what you need to know today in Maine.

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Effort to Repeal Clean Election Law Faces Opposition

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A proposal to ask voters whether they want to repeal Maine's Clean Election law has received a cool response from a legislative committee.

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Devastating Nepal quake topples towers, kills over 1,000

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A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

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The problem was found through customer complaints.

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Jurors get day off in Boston bombing deliberations

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Federal prosecutions have rested their case in the penalty phase of the federal trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.