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, October 27 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, October 26 at 2:00 pm

Is Western Democracy in Danger? 

Do the populist and nationalist uprisings that led to Donald Trump and Brexit signal Western democracy’s certain decline?  Or can recent events be seen as part of a healthy and regenerative antidote to policies that have challenged liberal institutions and marginalized the middle class?   Some predict that a resilient liberal world order will rally to triumph over fear, xenophobia and fractured political parties – others say that support for autocratic alternatives is on the rise.    

Wednesday, October 25 at 2:00 pm

Keeping Teachers

Teachers matter more than anything else in a school. But schools are struggling to hold on to the teachers they need.

Poor schools in urban and rural areas have something in common: Teachers are leaving, and it's having a big impact on kids.

Tuesday, October 24 at 2:00 pm

Ellen Pao: Resetting Silicon Valley

https://umaine.edu/news/

Monday, October 23 at 2:00 pm

“Assessing the First Year of an Unconventional Presidency”

Subject of the 2017 Cohen Lecture Oct. 13 at the University of Maine

Former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will be joined in the discussion by Ambassador Marc Grossman, former undersecretary of state for political affairs, and Andrew H. Card Jr., former chief of staff to President George W. Bush. Moderating the discussion will be Felicia Knight, president of the Knight Canney Group.

Friday, October 20 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, October 19 at 2:00 pm

Life After Life

Elizabeth Davies explores how thousands of Americans given life sentences as children now have a chance of freedom.

Wednesday, October 18 at 2:00 pm

Bioethics In Islam

Tuesday, October 17 at 2:00 pm

Trust, Justice and the Conflict Continuum

Monday, October 16 at 2:00 pm

Nick Bilton And Dick Costolo: Inside The Online Black Market

Friday, October 13 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, October 12 at 2:00 pm

The Cyberthreat

Wednesday, October 11 at 2:00 pm

Unbelievable: The Trump Campaign And Katy Tur

Tuesday, October 10 at 2:00 pm

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terminally Broken

Monday, October 9 at 2:00 pm

Tesla: Impossible Until It's Not

It’s crunch time as Tesla begins production of its Model 3 sedan this summer and races toward its goal of making 500,000 cars a year. Morgan Stanley says that production level won’t be reached until 2024. Still, the stock market considers Tesla a tech company with a value higher than Ford and General Motors, both of which produce far more cars and generate higher profits.

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