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.

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

Wednesday, March 8 at 2:00 pm

Republican Renegades On Climate

Tuesday, March 7 at 2:00 pm 

Countering ISIL

Monday, March 6 at 2:00 pm

The Honorable George Shultz: Lessons from Government, Business and Life

George P. Shultz, Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former U.S. Secretary of State, Labor, and Treasury; Author, Learning From Experience

In conversation with Dr. Gloria Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club

Friday, March 3 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.

Cas Mudde
www.camdenconference.org

  

Thursday, March 2 at 2:00 pm

Cas Mudde:  H​as the Refugee Crisis Created a Perfect Storm for the Far Right?
          &
Maha Yahya:  Refugees and the Remaking of an Arab Order

Has the Refugee Crisis Created a Perfect Storm for the Far Right?
Cas Mudde
Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, USA, Researcher, Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo, Norway, Co-editor, European Journal of Political Research

Gerald Knaus
www.camdenconference.org

Wednesday, March 1 at 2:00 pm

Gerald Knaus: Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Refugee Protection 
          &
Bruno Stagno: 2016 -- The Year the World Stopped Caring about Refugees --Central America and Beyond

Paul James
www.camdenconference.org

Tuesday, February 28 at 2:00 pm 

Keynote Address:  Paul James:  The World Is on the Move, and We Have No Idea How to Respond. 

More than 65 million people are now on the move, seeking food, safety, and better lives for themselves and their families. They are fleeing for a variety of reasons: wars, ethnic and religious conflicts, corruption and crime, and the devastating consequences of climate change. The post–World War II international framework—created to meet what was then an unprecedented flow of humanity across borders—is now facing its severest crisis.

Monday, February 27 at 2:00 pm

Changemakers: Movement Leaders on Civil Rights in an Uncivil Time

A panel discussion on building power and voice to bring about change in our society.

Friday, February 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, February 23 at 2:00 pm 

Decoding Death: The Science and Significance of Near Death Experiences

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