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, December 22 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, December 21 at 2:00 pm

Donna Brazile: The Hacking Of An American Election

Wednesday, December 20 at 2:00 pm

Van Jones
In Conversation with Alexis Madrigal

www.midcoastforum.org

Tuesday, December 19 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk on “Putin’s Russia.”  

Monday, December 18 at 2:00 pm

From Jerusalem to North Korea, President Trump’s foreign policy approach is markedly different from past administrations. What has been the impact so far?

In this special program, World Affairs' CEO Jane Wales talks with Wendy Sherman, former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and also Orville Schell, Director of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society, and Philip Yun, Executive Director and COO of the Ploughshares Fund.

Friday, December 15 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.

www.une.edu

Thursday, December 14 at 2:00 pm

(Part two of a two-part episode)

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and the University of New England for two talks.  In part one of a two-part episode, Professor Jason Brennan from Georgetown University speaks on about the fairness of democracy. In part two of the two-part episode, Professor Mark Bauerlein from Emory University speaks on “the Dumbest Generation: Young Americans in the Digital Age.”

www.une.edu

Thursday, December 14 at 2:00 pm

(Part one of a two-part episode)

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and the University of New England for two talks.  In part one of a two-part episode, Professor Jason Brennan from Georgetown University speaks on about the fairness of democracy. In part two of the two-part episode, Professor Mark Bauerlein from Emory University speaks on “The Dumbest Generation: Young Americans in the Digital Age.”

Wednesday, December 13 at 2:00 pm

Remarks by His Excellency Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the US

Tuesday, December 12 at 2:00 pm

Steve Forbes: The Economy, Stocks, Taxes And Health Care—What's Next?

Monday, December 11 at 2:00 pm

High Tide On Main Street

How can owners of coastal property prepare for rising seas? The coast line has been basically in the same place for all of human civilization and now that’s changing in very unpredictable and unsettling ways. Oceans will rise faster than the past but no one can say how fast that will happen or what’s the best strategy for protecting trillions of dollars in waterfront real estate.

Friday, December 8 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, December 7 at 2:00 pm

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

Wednesday, December 6 at 2:00 pm 

MSNBC'S Lawrence O'Donnell: Playing With Fire

Tuesday, December 5 at 2:00 pm

Taking Climate Change Seriously

Unprecedented hurricanes brought torrential rain and wind that devastated many parts of southeastern Texas and Florida. Monsoon flooding inundated entire neighborhoods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Meanwhile, wildfires combined with record-breaking heat waves that blazed across the Western US. And that was just last month’s headlines.

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