2 PM Public Affairs Programs

Monday - Friday at 2 PM

The 2:00 PM hour-long block of public affairs programs on Maine Public Radio is a mix of different programs produced around the globe. Please note that the broadcast schedule is subject to change. Updates are made as soon as practical.

For more information on the programs featured in the 2:00 pm public affairs time slot please see the full Maine Public Radio schedule

If you can't find what you're looking for please email Audience Services or call 1-800-884-1717.

Friday, July 28 at 2:00 pm

NEXT is a weekly radio show and podcast about New England, one of America's oldest places, at a time of change. It's hosted by John Dankosky at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut.

With New England as our laboratory, NEXT asks questions about how we power our society, how we move around, and how we adapt. It's about trends that provide us challenges and present us with new opportunities. New England has old rules and customs, with well-worn pathways forged centuries ago, and its population is aging fast.

Thursday, July 27 at 2:00 pm

Warrior Diplomats: A Look into US Special Operations

Since 9/11 the United States military has been aggressively fighting terrorism all over the world, increasingly using the most elite units.

Unlike most conventional forces, special operations soldiers are given plenty of freedom to solve complex problems out in the field.

They’ve had enormous success -- and yet there’s no end to wars in the middle east.

Wednesday, July 26 at 2:00 pm

Garry Kasparov: The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Garry Kasparov
Chairman, Human Rights Foundation; Former World Chess Champion; Author, Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins

In Conversation with Holly Kernan
Vice President of News, KQED

Tuesday, July 25 at 2:00 pm

Susan Wojcicki: CEO Of YouTube

Susan Wojcicki
CEO, YouTube

In Conversation with Kimberly Bryant
Founder and Executive Director, Black Girls Code

Monday, July 24 at 2:00 pm

Rounding Up The Facts On GMOs

Are GMO advocates the new flat earthers? Are GMO opponents the new climate deniers?

Like many issues these days, the two sides are working from different sets of facts.

Monsanto and other supporters of GMOs say they can promote more nutritious crops, improve farmer livelihood, foster drought tolerance and flood resilience, reduce chemical pesticide use, end hunger and more.

Friday, July 21 at 2:00 pm

NEXT is a weekly radio show and podcast about New England, one of America's oldest places, at a time of change. It's hosted by John Dankosky at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut.

With New England as our laboratory, NEXT asks questions about how we power our society, how we move around, and how we adapt. It's about trends that provide us challenges and present us with new opportunities. New England has old rules and customs, with well-worn pathways forged centuries ago, and its population is aging fast.

Thursday, July 20 at 2:00 pm

The US and China: Destined for Conflict? A Conversation with Graham Allison

What can the rise of Japan and Germany in the last century - or the rise of Athens 2,000 years earlier - tell us about the risks facing the US and China today? Is a US-China war inevitable?

Wednesday, July 19 at 2:00 pm

Senator Barbara Boxer
In Conversation with Scott Shafer

Tuesday, July 18 at 2:00 pm

Trumping The Climate: Coming In Hot

Monday, July 17 at 2:00 pm

Technology and the Future: A Vision of Our Lives in 2050

Our lives in 2050 will be vastly different than today. Rapidly advancing technology is changing everything from food production to health care, energy output, manufacturing and the military balance. Innovations already in development include brain-computer interfaces, vat-grown cruelty-free meat, knitted cars and guided bullets among many others. Technology which once seemed like science fiction is now reality - and even old news - where can we possibly go from here?

Friday, July 14 at 2:00 pm

NEXT is a weekly radio show and podcast about New England, one of America's oldest places, at a time of change. It's hosted by John Dankosky at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut.

With New England as our laboratory, NEXT asks questions about how we power our society, how we move around, and how we adapt. It's about trends that provide us challenges and present us with new opportunities. New England has old rules and customs, with well-worn pathways forged centuries ago, and its population is aging fast.

Thursday, July 13 at 2:00 pm

Youth In The Streets And In The Courts

As Buffalo Springfield sang in 1967, “There’s something happening here…”

Wednesday, July 12 at 2:00 pm

Distant Future Warnings: The Challenges of Communicating with Eternity

Tuesday, July 11 at 2:00 pm

Ben Shapiro: Rules For Debating The Left

Ben Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief, DailyWire.com; Host, “The Ben Shapiro Show"; New York Times Best-Selling Author; Attorney

Matt Shupe, Managing Partner, Praetorian Public Relations; Executive Director, California Young Republican Federation—Moderator

Monday, July 10 at 2:00 pm

The Teenage Brain With Frances Jensen
In Conversation with Adam Savage

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