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, May 4 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.

Trita Parsi
www.georgetown.edu

Thursday, May 3 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and the World Affairs Council of Maine. The speaker is Trita Parsi, Founder and President of the National Iranian American Council. His talk is entitled, "Trump, Bolton and the Iran Deal."

Wednesday, May 2 at 2:00 pm

Rick Steves: Traveling As A Political Act

Rick Steves has lived out of a suitcase for much of his life. He states that “travel is freedom.” Through travel, we can all learn how to appreciate different cultures and gain a broader perspective on the world.

Patricia Wen
umaine.edu/news

Tuesday, May 1 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Orono and the University of Maine for the Stephen E. King Chair in Literature Lecture Series.  The speaker is Boston Globe Spotlight editor and Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Patricia Wen speaking on “Getting it Right: Investigative Journalism in a ‘Post-Truth’ Age.”

Monday, April 30 at 2:00 pm

Understanding China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

Friday, April 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, April 26 at 2:00 pm

Maria Shriver: Reflections On A Meaningful Life

Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 pm

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Protecting our Health

Environmental Justice With Regina McCarthy
In Conversation with Kishore Hari

Tuesday, April 24 at 2:00 pm

The More We Evolve, The Less We Need God

Monday, April 23 at 2:00 pm

Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband:
The Global Refugee Crisis: Solutions and Responsibility

Friday, April 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, April 19 at 2:00 pm

Robert Reich
In Conversation with Mina Kim

Wednesday, April 18 at 2:00 pm

Betty Reid Soskin: A Legacy Of Service

Celebrate Women’s History Month with INFORUM and a conversation with local and national legend Betty Reid Soskin! At 96, she’s currently the oldest serving career park ranger with the National Park Service—just one chapter in a long life of public service and her active role in the social evolution of the United States.

Rebecca Henderson
harvard.edu

Tuesday, April 17 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to the University of Southern Maine for a talk by Harvard Business Professor Rebecca Henderson on “Reimagining Capitalism: Business and the Big Problems.”   Henderson discusses the potentially catastrophic environmental and social problems of many current business practices, and how some are turning solutions into real opportunity.

Monday, April 16 at 2:00 pm

Fake News and Facebook: Distrust in the Media

With so many forces undermining democratic institutions worldwide, we wanted a chance to take a step back and provide some perspective. Russian interference in elections here and in Europe, the rise in fake news and a decline in citizen trust worldwide pose a danger.

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