Podcasts

John McDonald

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Saturday, January 25, 201401/25/2014

1/25 Kevin Miller

John talks with Kevin Miller, the Portland Press Herald’s Washington bureau chief about a story coming out Sunday about the debate over whether potatoes should be included in WIC benefits. There’s a new effort afoot to include them, and it’s a hot issue in the Maine potato industry.

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Saturday, January 18, 201401/18/2014

1-18 Meredith Goad

John MacDonald speaks with Meredith Goad of the Portland Press Herald, who will report in this weeks Maine Sunday Telegram, major changes in the way waiters and waitresses are tipped.

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Saturday, January 11, 201401/11/2014

1-11 Rep. Chuck Kruger

John talks with Representative Chuck Kruger about the opening of the legislature, Governor Lepage and medicaid.

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Saturday, January 4, 201401/04/2014

11/4 Gillian Graham

John talks with Maine Telegram Reporter, Gillian Graham about the latest in their series Aging in Maine, this weeks article focuses on seniors and hunger.

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Saturday, December 21, 201312/21/2013

12/21 State Rep. Joe Brooks

State Representative Joe Brooks who was playing Santa Claus at the Bangor Mall was fired from his seasonal position, John gets his side of the story.

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Saturday, December 14, 201312/14/2013

12-14 Mary Pols

John talks with Maine Sunday Telegram reporter, Mary Pols about her Sunday article on medical marijuana and children. More and more parents are trying to get pot for their kids with disabilities, especially epilepsy.

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Saturday, December 7, 201312/07/2013

12-7 Matt Byrne

John talks with Maine Sunday Telegram reporter, Matt Byrne about his upcoming story about the shooting of James Reynolds, who was shot by a state trooper in West Paris back in June. Reynolds has been indicted on several charges, while the trooper was cleared of any wrong-doing.

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Saturday, December 7, 201312/07/2013

12-7 Matt Huynh

John talks with the Assistant Conductor and Community Liaison for the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Norman Huynh (pronounced “When”) about Portland’s annual show, Magic of Christmas at the Merrill Auditorium.

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Sunday, December 1, 201312/01/2013

12/1 Abdel aziz Alcharawee

John talks with Abdel aziz Alcharawee, an Egyptian student who attends college in Manchester, NH, about life in America vs. Egypt, politics, and other topics.

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Saturday, November 30, 201311/30/2013

11/30 Rep. Scott Hamann

Listen to the Democratic Response to the Governor’s Address every Saturday Morning. This week Rep. Scott Hamann message looks at improving economic fairness for hardworking Mainers.

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Maine Seeks Health Files In Document Shred Case

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lawyers for the state tried to obtain more than five years of medical records as well as the names of doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists who saw a former state employee who filed a whistleblower lawsuit over the shredding of public records by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Maine Man Says In Lawsuit Petco Rat Made Him Sick

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine man who says he developed a serious disease after getting bit by a rat he bought at Petco has sued the pet supply retailer.

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Electronic Corporation Plans To Invest In Maine

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CAMDEN, Maine (AP) - A New Mexico-based business says it plans to invest more than $3 million and create 29 new jobs in the Maine town of Camden.

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Augusta Woman Gets 9 Months For Selling Cocaine

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An Augusta woman has received a nine-month jail sentence for trafficking cocaine.

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Maine Nursing Homes May Get $14 Million Boost

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Maine's nursing homes could see a funding boost under legislation awaiting Gov. Paul LePage's signature.