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, June 2 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, June 1 at 2:00 pm 

Reveal looks at violence and sexual assault among students in kindergarten through the 12th grade, including here in Maine. 

Wednesday, May 31 at 2:00 pm

Does Public Broadcasting Have A Future?

Chaz Freeman
www.midcoastforum.org

Tuesday, May 30 at 2:00 pm 

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk by Chaz Freeman; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.  He discusses the US role in the Middle East.

Monday, May 29 at 2:00 pm

One Nation Under Stress: How Social Connection Can Heal Us

A Conversation with Dr. Vivek H. Murthy

Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., MBA, United States Surgeon General; Co-Founder, VISIONS; Co-Founder, Doctors for America
Mark Zitter, Chair, the Zetema Project; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Moderator

Friday, May 26 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, May 25 at 2:00 pm 

Roxane Gay
In Conversation with Anna Sale

Wednesday, May 24 at 2:00 pm

Failure to Adjust: Americans Left Behind in the Global Economy

The US Presidential elections were a wake-up call to many that millions of Americans are angry and want drastic change. While our new global economy has benefited many, they feel that they have been left behind – losing their livelihoods and income to companies abroad. As a nation, we need to do something about these issues, although Trump’s promises and actions to pull out of international trade deals may not be the only or best solution.

Tuesday, May 23 at 2:00 pm

Video Games Will Make Us Smarter

Monday, May 22 at 2:00 pm

The New Political Climate

May Boeve, Executive Director, 350.org
Debbie Dooley, President, Conservatives for Energy Freedom; Co-Founder, Tea Party Movement
Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One
Additional Speakers TBA

Friday, May 19 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, May 18 at 2:00 pm

Krista Tippett: Heart, Mind and Spirit

Krista Tippett, Host, "On Being"; Author, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living; Twitter @kristatippett
Rev. Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus, Grace Cathedral San Francisco—Moderator

Wednesday, May 17 at 2:00 pm

The Big Stick: A Conversation with Dr. Eliot Cohen about the Use of Force

Theodore Roosevelt once famously said, "Speak softly and carry a big stick," in reference to his stance on foreign policy. Today, many Americans - wary of waging another war and maintaining a military presence abroad - question this approach.

Tuesday, May 16 at 2:00 pm

After Paris: Global Approaches to Climate Change

It's been a year and a half since 195 countries signed a historic climate change agreement in Paris. Now, cleaner energy policies are being implemented across the globe. But the agreement alone won't be enough to reach emissions goals.

To listen to the audio “After Paris: Global Approaches to Climate Change” on America Abroad from PRI online, please click HERE.

Monday, May 15 at 2:00 pm

Amy Walter
In Conversation with Scott Shafer

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