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, February 24 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, February 23 at 2:00 pm 

Decoding Death: The Science and Significance of Near Death Experiences

Wednesday, February 22 at 2:00 pm

Wolf Boys: A Journey into the World of a Mexican Drug Cartel

Author Dan Slater discusses the Mexican drug cartels and US-Mexican drug wars. 

Take an extraordinary journey through the criminal underworld of the Mexican drug cartels and the dark heart of the US-Mexican drug wars. Los Zetas, the infamous Mexican drug cartel, has taken gang brutality to unprecedented levels.

Tuesday, February 21 at 2:00 pm

The Future of Choice with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards discusses its history, its role in our political and cultural dialogue, and what the future holds for the organization.

Monday, February 20 at 2:00 pm

A World in Disarray

Disorder is on the rise: in the Middle East, in Europe, across Asia and even on the home front. It is not merely that the players in the international arena have changed, but the rules of the game itself have changed too. Old approaches to world affairs are now rendered obsolete.

Friday, February 17 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, February 16 at 2:00 pm 

Doubt, Deny or Defend: Republicans on Climate Change

A panel discussion on the tensions and challenges between climate science, America's energy needs and the Republican Party in the coming years.

Wednesday, February 15 at 2:00 pm

“Should We Give Trump a Chance?”

Julia Preston
www.midcoastforum.org

Tuesday, February 14 at 2:00 pm

Speaking In Maine takes us next to Northport and a recent meeting of the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations.  The speaker is Julia Preston of the New York Times, speaking on “Immigrants, Executive Orders and the American Nation.”

Julia Preston was a member of The New York Times staff that won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on international affairs for its series that profiled the corrosive effects of drug corruption in Mexico.

Donald Trump
wacmaine.wildapricot.org

Monday, February 13 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and the World Affairs Council of Maine for a panel discussion on "What's Next for Foreign Policy under the Trump Administration." 

Panelists:

Charles Norchi, Professor of Law and University Trustee Professor, University of Maine School of Law, speaking on international law and the United Nations

Richard Barron Parker, Professor Emeritus, Hiroshima Shudo University, speaking on continuities and contrasts with Obama's foreign policy

Friday, February 10 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, February 9 at 2:00 pm

Super Thursday:  Ted Radio Hour 

Wednesday, February 8 at 2:00 pm

A Rebroadcast Of Last Night's State Of The State Address 

Tuesday, February 7 at 2:00 pm

Janet L. Yellen, Ph.D., Chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

George Scalise, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors (Chair)

Edward Wasserman, Ph.D., Dean, University of California Berkeley Journalism School; Former Executive Business Editor, Miami Herald; Ph.D., London School of Economics—Moderator

Two days before the new U.S. president is sworn in, join us for a rare opportunity to hear an economic assessment from the head of the Fed.

Monday, February 6 at 2:00 pm

Peace through Entrepreneurship?

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