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, March 31 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, March 30 at 2:00 pm 

ENGAGE | President Trump and Executive Power

In the first months of the new administration, multiple questions have arisen about President Donald Trump’s approach to executive power. Join us for a discussion that will focus on the White House’s policy on immigration. We will discuss the law and policy of the executive order suspending immigration from seven majority Muslim nations under the Immigration and Naturalization Act and the US Constitution.

Wednesday, March 29 at 2:00 pm

Edward Snowden & Daniel Ellsberg

In Conversation with Scott Shafer

David Brancacio
www.une.edu/news/2017

Tuesday, March 28 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to the University of New England, for a talk with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio, this year’s Paul. D. Merrill Business Ethics lecturer.

The University of New England is pleased to announce that David Brancaccio, host of American Public Media’s “Marketplace Morning Report,” will be the speaker at the university’s tenth annual Paul D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture, to be held on Thursday, March 23 at 4 p.m. in the Eleanor DeWolfe Ludcke Auditorium on UNE’s Portland Campus.

Monday, March 27 at 2:00 pm 

Asia’s Rise in a Year of Uncertainty: A Dialogue with The Honorable Kevin Rudd

Friday, March 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, March 23 at 2:00 pm

An Evening with Madeleine Albright and Katie Albright

Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State under President Clinton

Katie Albright, Executive Director, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center

In conversation with Ellen Tauscher, Former Representative, California’s 10th Congressional District; Former Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors

Wednesday, March 22 at 2:00 pm

Why Facts Don’t Trump the President

Friday, March 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, March 16 at 2:00 pm

Inside Silicon Valley

Head west. Start up. Get rich.

The Silicon Valley mythos describes a steady stream of young, idealistic startup founders who have made it big. No longer content on joining the next “unicorn” (the unprofitable startup with a billion dollar valuation), entrepreneurs now chase the goal of the “deca-corn” - the 10 billion dollar startup. But what about the rest of those many unknown entrepreneurs battling to make it to the top?

Wednesday, March 15 at 2:00 pm

Charter Schools Are Overrated

Tuesday, March 14 at 2:00 pm 

Interesting Times: A Conversation with Ambassador Chas Freeman

Career Ambassador and expert on US-China and Middle East relations, Chas W. Freeman, discusses US foreign policy, laying out a roadmap for how we can remain competitive in an increasingly disorderly world.

Monday, March 13 at 2:00 pm

Viet Thanh Nguyen
In Conversation with Judson True

Pulitzer Prize-winning Vietnamese American novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses his newest book The Refugees, a collection of stories written over a period of twenty years that explore questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.  

Friday, March 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, March 9 at 2:00 pm

The Special U.S.-Saudi Relationship Has Outlived Its Usefulness

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