Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap on proposed changres for Constitutional Officer selection 01-28-15

January 28, 2015

MP3 Audio: Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap on proposed changres for Constitutional Officer selection 01-28-15 (4.93mb) Download

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Governor LePage says he's looking to shake up the way Maine chooses Constitutional Officers: the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the State Treasurer. One position, Secretary of State, would be eliminated completely and replaced by a new position of Lieutenant Governor. Current Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says LePage's proposal is little more than a political distraction.


Andreww Francis of ther Maine People's Alliance on WZON 01-28-15

January 28, 2015

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The crushing weight of debt owed to predatory payday loan companies is burying Mainers in a cycle they can't escape from, says Andrew Francis of the Maine People's Alliance. The MPA is calling on Congressman Bruce Poliquin, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, to support reforms that would limit payday lender's ability to prey upon consumers.


New Maine DNC Chair Troy Jackson on WZON 01-27-15

January 27, 2015

MP3 Audio: New Maine DNC Chair Troy Jackson on WZON 01-27-15 (7.17mb) Download

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The Democratic National Committee has a newly elected chair here in Maine. Former state senator Troy Jackson says it's time for the Democratic Party to stake out some firm positions that are in line with working men and women from all across our state, and to recognize political compromise is not always in the best interest of the voters. 


Public health advoccate Shawn Yardley talking cuts to public health programs on 01-27-15

January 27, 2015

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The Department of Health and Human Services is talking about their efforts to "repurpose" funds that would ordinarily be used to bolster public health efforts. Public health advocate Shawn Yardley says the facts being put forward by DHHS don't even begin to tell the whole story. 


Ruth Lockhart of Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center talks reproductive rights on WZON 01-26-15

January 26, 2015

MP3 Audio: Ruth Lockhart of Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center talks reproductive rights on WZON 01-26-15 (9.06mb) Download

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A vote in Congress last week on a bill entitled "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Full Disclosure Act of 2015" served as a stark reminder Republicans in Washington are taking aim at women's reproductive rights, and Don speaks with Ruth Lockhart of the Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center on the subject.


Mike Tipping talks about a ridiculous LePage tax giveaway on WZON 01-26-15

January 26, 2015

MP3 Audio: Mike Tipping talks about a ridiculous LePage tax giveaway on WZON 01-26-15 (4.25mb) Download

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Political Analyst Mike Tipping wants to know why Governor LePage thinks it's a good idea to give a tax break to corporations as part of his latest budget proposal. Honestly, does "bonus depreciation" really make good sense to anyone?


Beer and Blarney 01-23-15

January 23, 2015

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On this edition of Beer and Blarney with Andrew Geaghan of Geaghan Brothers Brewing:

It's only been a short time since they opened, but the Orono Brewing Company is already a major addition to the craft beer landscape in the greater Bangor region. Abe Furth from the OBC joined Andy Geaghan and WZON's Don Cookson to talk about the brewery's full line of offerings including their nitro-infused products, brewmaster Asa Marsh-Sachs and his dedication to the craft, and a 7-days-a-week schedule to give everyone a chance to sample their wares.

 


SBA New England Regional Director Seth Goodall on WZON 01-23-15

January 23, 2015

MP3 Audio: SBA New England Regional Director Seth Goodall on WZON 01-23-15 (4.77mb) Download

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President Obama was talking about "middle class economics" during his State of the Union Address, and small businesses are a majpor part of the middle class. Seth Goodall, a former maine State Senator and current regional director for the US Small Business Administration joined the Pulse Morning Show to talk about what his office can do to help Mainers get on the road to a stronger business and better wages.


Kelly Cotiaux talks about the Consumer Electronics Show 01-22-15

January 22, 2015

MP3 Audio: Kelly Cotiaux talks about the Consumer Electronics Show 01-22-15 (7.39mb) Download

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Kelly Cotiaux of Sephone Interactive Media visits the studio to share her thoughts on the latest and greatest super-cool stuff recently unveiled at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show held annually in Las Vegas.


City Councilor Sean Faircloth shows budget effects on average Bangor resident 01-22-15

January 22, 2015

MP3 Audio: City Councilor Sean Faircloth shows budget effects on average Bangor resident 01-22-15 (7.13mb) Download

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Bangor City Councilor Sean Faircloth has some concerns about what the LePage budget proposal will mean for Bangor residents. He's taken a look at some numbers and determined the Governor's plan is a raw deal for Bangorians with an average income.


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