Apr 24 Podcast

April 24, 2014

MP3 Audio: 04.24.14 Show (58.93mb) Download

By: The Pulse AM620 visit website

Tags: maine, new, progressive, radio, talk

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Here comes your "I wonder what the policy is on photo ID at the door for the GOP Convention" edition of the Pulse Morning Show! 

A so-called "pilot program" is about to get underway in Bangor to incorporate photos onto EBT cards. So why the focus on this effort instead of looking for large scale fraud perpetrated by care providers? Don speaks with Policy Director Christine Hastedt from Maine Equal Justice Partners about concerns related to this DHHS effort. 

Bangor Police officer Jason McCambley visits the studio and answers questions about how big events like this weekend's political convention in Bangor affect routine police activities, and what big time construction projects will mean for officers and residents this summer.

This Saturday marks the 20th annual Hope Festival, organized by the Peace and Justice Center. Don talks with Mike Howard of the UMaine philosophy department and a member of the Peace and Justice Center's steering committee to learn what peoplew can exect when they head to this weekend's festival. 

Gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler checks in with Don this morning to about what his recently announced property tax plan could mean for YOU, and Don asks about recent poll numbers and how they affect Eliot's approach on the campaign trail. 


Apr 24 Podcast

April 24, 2014

MP3 Audio: 04.24.14 Show (58.93mb) Download

By: The Pulse AM620 visit website

Tags: maine, new, progressive, radio, talk

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Here comes your "I wonder what the policy is on photo ID at the door for the GOP Convention" edition of the Pulse Morning Show! 

A so-called "pilot program" is about to get underway in Bangor to incorporate photos onto EBT cards. So why the focus on this effort instead of looking for large scale fraud perpetrated by care providers? Don speaks with Policy Director Christine Hastedt from Maine Equal Justice Partners about concerns related to this DHHS effort. 

Bangor Police officer Jason McCambley visits the studio and answers questions about how big events like this weekend's political convention in Bangor affect routine police activities, and what big time construction projects will mean for officers and residents this summer.

This Saturday marks the 20th annual Hope Festival, organized by the Peace and Justice Center. Don talks with Mike Howard of the UMaine philosophy department and a member of the Peace and Justice Center's steering committee to learn what peoplew can exect when they head to this weekend's festival. 

Gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler checks in with Don this morning to about what his recently announced property tax plan could mean for YOU, and Don asks about recent poll numbers and how they affect Eliot's approach on the campaign trail. 


Apr 23 Podcast

April 23, 2014

MP3 Audio: 04.23.14 Show (59.33mb) Download

By: The Pulse AM620 visit website

Tags: maine, new, progressive, radio, talk

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Here comes your "There's still a chance the legislature will cancel the as-yet incomplete Alexander Report and save the state nearly three quarters of a million dollars, right?" edition of The Pulse Morning Show!

Mark Kelley joined the program to share additional information about Gary Alexander and the exploits of The Alexander Group in other states, like Pennysylvania and Arkansas.

Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza has been a vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act. But is he really reporting facts? Cillizza is on the record as saying he's most interested in discussing perception and not reality.

The Acadia Community Theater is taking the wraps off of their production of "Le Miserables", and Zone Radio news anchor Paul Allen will be there, starring in the show. 

 

 


Apr 21 Podcast

April 21, 2014

MP3 Audio: 04.21.14 Show (59.52mb) Download

By: The Pulse AM620 visit website

Tags: maine, new, progressive, radio, talk

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Here's your "Wading through the vetoes" edition of The Pulse Morning Show!

State Representative Aaron Frey visitied the studio to discuss the work that went into crafting a supplemental budget, Governor LePage's threat to veto the budget, and his thughts on a record number of vetoes from the Governor's office.

Independent state Representative Joe Brooks from Winterport says lawmakers did manage to pass a number of worthwhile bills, and he shared some highlights from the session and also chimed in on the inordinate number of vetoes from Governor LePage.

Friend of the Pulse Morning Show Mark Kelley did some digging into the former deeds of Gary Alexander, the high-priced consultant who won a no-bid contract from Governor LePage for nearly $1 million dollars that lawmakers are still waiting for, with the exception of the first part of the rerport, a much-maligned look at the effects of expanding MaineCare using federal money.

 

 

 


Apr 18 Podcast

April 18, 2014

MP3 Audio: 04.18.14 Show (59.08mb) Download

By: The Pulse AM620 visit website

Tags: maine, new, progressive, radio, talk

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It's the "You got your EBT fraud in my voter fraud!" edition of The Pulse Morning Show!

Don takes issue with a BDN blogger who thinks the progressive conspiracy has its' fingers EVERYWHERE, and a flurry of activity at the State House jams his inbox.

The Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race happens tomorrow, and for the first time in a while, there's plenty of water to make some fast race times a definite possibility.

The spectre of anti-Semitisim is being raised by someone in relation to the unstable situation in the Ukraine. Is it a reality, or just a psyop? Don speaks with Jim Settele of the UMaine School of Policy and International Affairs.

Time to talk BEER! Andrew Graghan stops by with Win Mitchell from Boothbay Craft Brewery in Boothbay Harbor.

Brad LaBree from Penobscot Theatre Company visits the studio to share the details of PTC's upcoming version of "Our Town".


Apr 17 Podcast

April 17, 2014

MP3 Audio: 04.17.14 Show (59.26mb) Download

By: The Pulse AM620 visit website

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It's the "vetoes, weed, baseball and record stores" edition of The Pulse Morning Show!

Governor LePage vetoed a bill to advance solar energy in Maine, and the legislature failed to override his veto. Vaughan Woodruff of Insource Renewables of Pittsfield speaks with Don about what the veto means for solar power businesses like his.

The organization Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine is holding their third annual trade show in Bangor this weekend. What are the problems facing Maine's medical marijuana caregivers in 2014 and beyond, and tells everyone what they can expect to find at this Saturday's event.

Shirley, Maine-based Dove Tail Bats is landing their quality product in the hands of more and more major leaguers, and their bats are showing up in leagues around the world. Former Boston Red Sox All Star Shea Hillenbrand joins Dove Tail Bats owner Paul Lancisi to host "The Business of Baseball" today at the Cross Insurance Center, and he stops by the studio to share some stories with Don and Toby.

It started in Maine, and now it happens around the world, and music lovers wait all year for it-- Record Store Day! Freeman Saunders from Bull Moose Music stops by with some samples of special Record Store Day-only products and a very special guest at one Bull Moose location.



Apr 16 Podcast

April 16, 2014

MP3 Audio: 04.16.14 Show (58.68mb) Download

By: The Pulse AM620 visit website

Tags: maine, new, progressive, radio, talk

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It's the "Honestly, just roll over and go back to sleep. Seriously. It's just snow and freezing rain and Gubernatorial veto threats out here anyway." edition of The Pulse Morning Show!

The bizarre weather continues, and the threat of serious flooding looms across the state. The Maine Emergency Management Agency is monitoring rivers and streams across the state, and Lynette Miller from MEMA checks in with Don first thing this morning to share the latest warnings.

Wednesday means Mark Kelley of New England School of Communications at Husson University checks in. Are online news aggregators actually beginning to show some concern about the truth? Buzzfeed is hiring copy editors and says yes, they want to make sure the stories they post and link to are accurate. So how will they pull that off?

The Cross Insurance Center will be buzzing with activity this Saturday night as the Central Maine Roller Derby takes over the arena in a match against the Western Mass Furies...but before then, they take over the WZON studios and bring Don up to speed on everything that's going on at this weekend's match.


Apr 15 Podcast

April 15, 2014

MP3 Audio: 04.15.14 Show (59.03mb) Download

By: The Pulse AM620 visit website

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It's your "LePage was against it then he was for it, and now he's against it again, so I totally get why you might be confused" edition of The Pulse Morning Show!

It's tax day! Ever wonder why YOU pay more taxes than General Electric Corporation? The Maine People's Alliance (MPA) is wondering why corporations can't be called upon to pay their fair share. MPA political engagement director Ben Chin talks with Don about the unbalanced nature of tax collections in Maine and a bill aimed at offshore tax havens.

Rep. Sara Gideon wants to expand access to a lifesaving drug that stops opiate overdoses. Maine lawmakers want to expand access. Governor LePage didn't want to, and then he did, and now he doesn't again. So what happened to change his mind and then change it back again? Representative Gideon calls Don this morning to bring everyone up to speed on the latest flip flop of Maine's chief executive.

Democratic Senate Candidate Shenna Bellows wants mega-corporations to pony up taxes on billions in profits instead of GETTING REFUNDS TO THE TUNE OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Shenna speaks with Don on Tax day to let everyone know just how out of whack the current system is.

It's an all out invasion, and it's going to blast Maine industries unless there's a way to stop it. The green crabs aren't just coming...they're here. Don hears from Abby Barrows from the Marine Environmental Research Institute about the severity of the problem, and what can be done to stop it.


Apr 14 Podcast

April 14, 2014

MP3 Audio: 04.14.14 Show (58.70mb) Download

By: The Pulse AM620 visit website

Tags: maine, new, progressive, radio, talk

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Here comes your "Are Republicans really spinning their opposition to the expansion of MaineCare already? They could have saved themselves a lot of aggravation and voted to OVERRIDE THE VETO!" edition of The Pulse Morning Show.

State Representative Aaron Frey visits Don in the studio to talk about Friday's Medicaid expansion- related veto effort coming up short and his work on the Appropriations Committee to craft a supplemental budget.

Independent Representative Joe Brooks from Winterport visits the studio and shares his thoughts on Governor LePage asking the Federal Government for money to fund a cold case investigations squad and the fate of thee Governor's so-called welfare reform bills.

A new burger being served at the Cross Insurance Center is STILL looking for a name. Don and the Pulse crew get a mouthful of burgers and share the details of the contest to find a name and what YOU can win for supplying a moniker.



Apr 9 Podcast

April 9, 2014

MP3 Audio: 04.09.14 Show (59.05mb) Download

By: The Pulse AM620 visit website

Tags: maine, new, progressive, radio, talk

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It's the "Did you see MARS this morning?" edition of The Pulse Morning Show!

Democrats in the House say fraud in programs administered by DHHS will now be addressed....by DHHS! State Representative Drew Gattine sponsored a bill passed last night and he explains how it works and saves Mainers money when he talks with Don this morning.

Journalism instructor Mark Kelley visits the studio and shares an update on the Hampden Town Council situation, and takes a closer look at media coverage of efforts to overturn the state's contract with the Alexander Group.

UMaine played host to The Big Gig last night! Don gets a visit from Jese Moriarty who shares news from last night's event, as well as bringing another Maine entrepreneur who has an idea that will change the face of hockey, and it's getting attention from potential investors around the world.

Lunafest returns! Don speaks with Abbie Strout of the Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center about this event coming to Bucksport's Alamo Theater.


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