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.

Thursday, March 8 at 2:00 pm

SALLY YATES
In Conversation with Jeffrey Toobin

Wednesday, March 7 at 2:00 pm

David Frum: The Corruption Of American Democracy

While much of the country has been focused on the Trump–Russia investigation, conservative author David Frum has been monitoring the strain the new president is placing on the traditional limits of the Oval Office. During his own White House tenure as George W. Bush’s speechwriter, Frum witnessed the ways the presidency is limited not by law but by tradition, propriety and public outcry.

Tuesday, March 6 at 2:00 pm

Closing Conflicts: Prospects for Negotiations in the Middle East

Monday, March 5 at 2:00 pm

Japan: New Ways to Grow Old

Part I:

Japan has the fastest ageing society in the world with more than a quarter of its population over the age of 65. It currently has 66,000 centenarians, more than any other country. Toshiko Katayose and Aki Maruyama Leggett explore some of the innovative ways in which Japanese people are adapting to living longer.

Friday, March 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.

www.camdenconference.org
www.camdenconference.org

Thursday, March 1 at 2:00 pm

(Part two of a two-part episode)

New World Disorder And America’s Future - “The ‘Three Geos’ Reshaping Our World.”

www.camdenconference.org
www.camdenconference.org

Thursday, March 1 at 2:00 pm

(Part one of a two-part episode)

New World Disorder And America’s Future - “Politics, Nationalism And Their Impact On U.S.-China Relations And China’s Role”

Speaking In Maine takes us next to the recent 31st annual Camden Conference.  This year’s theme is “New World Disorder And America’s Future.” 

www.camdenconference.org
www.camdenconference.org

Wednesday, February 28 at 2:00 pm

(Part two of a two-part episode)

New World Disorder And America’s Future - “Can Europe Hold The Fort?”

In part one of a two-part episode, Matthew Goodwin, Professor of Politics, University of Kent, and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, talks about “Open Versus Closed Europe? – The New Cultural Divide Within The European Union.”  In part two of a two-part episode, Natalie Nougayrède, columnist and commentator at The Guardian and former editor of La Monde, talks about “Can Europe Hold The Fort?”

www.camdenconference.org
www.camdenconference.org

Wednesday, February 28 at 2:00 pm

(Part one of a two-part episode)

New World Disorder And America’s Future - “Open Versus Closed Europe? – The New Cultural Divide Within The European Union’

Speaking In Maine takes us next to the recent 31st annual Camden Conference.  This year’s theme is “New World Disorder And America’s Future.” 

www.camdenconference.org
www.camdenconference.org

Tuesday, February 27 at 2:00 pm

(Part two of a two-part episode)

New World Disorder And America’s Future - “This Too Shall Pass”

In part one of a two-part episode, Gerald Seib, Wall Street Journal columnist and former Washington Bureau Chief, talks about “Nationalism and Populism In The U.S.: Their Impact On Foreign Policy.”  In part two of a two-part episode, Chas W. Freeman, Jr., a former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and former senior State Department and Defense Department official, talks about “This Too Shall Pass.”

www.camdenconference.org
www.camdenconference.org

Tuesday, February 27 at 2:00 pm

(Part one of a two-part episode)

New World Disorder And America’s Future - “Nationalism and Populism In The U.S.: Their Impact On Foreign Policy”

Speaking In Maine takes us next to the recent 31st annual Camden Conference.  This year’s theme is “New World Disorder And America’s Future.”

www.camdenconference.org
www.camdenconference.org

Monday, February 26 at 2:00 pm

New World Disorder And America’s Future – “The Best Of Times Or The Worst Of Times?”

Speaking In Maine takes us next to the recent 31st annual Camden Conference.  This year’s theme is “New World Disorder And America’s Future.”

Friday, February 23 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 22 at 2:00 pm

Swipe Left: Dating Apps Have Killed Romance

Wednesday, February 21 at 2:00 pm

Document Leaks: The Consequences of Revealing Secrets

When is leaking documents and revealing secrets worth the potential security risks? This hour, we'll talk about when document leaks are legal, when they are morally justified, and when they aren't — how, at times, they've put lives in danger.

We'll look at the balance of protecting national security versus freedom of the press and the responsibility of journalists once they obtain leaked documents.

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