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, February 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, February 9 at 2:00 pm

Super Thursday:  Ted Radio Hour 

Wednesday, February 8 at 2:00 pm

A Rebroadcast Of Last Night's State Of The State Address 

Tuesday, February 7 at 2:00 pm

Janet L. Yellen, Ph.D., Chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System; Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

George Scalise, Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors (Chair)

Edward Wasserman, Ph.D., Dean, University of California Berkeley Journalism School; Former Executive Business Editor, Miami Herald; Ph.D., London School of Economics—Moderator

Two days before the new U.S. president is sworn in, join us for a rare opportunity to hear an economic assessment from the head of the Fed.

Monday, February 6 at 2:00 pm

Peace through Entrepreneurship?

Friday, February 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.

Colin Woodard
www.midcoastforum.org/

Thursday, February 2 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations.  The speaker is journalist and author Colin Woodard, State and National Affairs Writer for the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram, and contributing editor at Politico.  

Wednesday, February 1 at 2:00 pm

The Future Of Oil And Nuclear Power 

Climate One explores the future of oil and nuclear power through the lens of California’s fight against climate disruption.

Tuesday, January 31 at 2:00 pm 

Fred Hochberg, President of the Export-Import bank of the US, discusses the US position in a globalized economy.

Monday, January 30 at 2:00 pm

Obamacare Architect Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: Transforming Health Care Post-ACA

Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., Former Chief Health Policy Advisor to the Obama Administration; Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

In Conversation with Mark Zitter, Chair, The Zetema Project

Friday, January 27 at 2:00 pm

NEXT 

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, January 26 at 2:00 pm

Commute From Hell   

Work can't help but be affected when people spend almost as much time commuting as they spend on the job. How can a stressful commute impact a person's professional performance? What does it ultimately do to family life, or social engagements? Another in IDEAS' ongoing annual consideration of work-related mobility issues looks at the terrible experience of Toronto commuters.

Wednesday, January 25 at 2:00 pm

Astronaut Mae Jemison: Launching Women into Science and Tech

Mae Jemison, M.D., Astronaut; Physician

Kimberly Bryant, Electrical Engineer; Founder and Executive Director, Black Girls Code—Moderator

Tuesday, January 24 at 2:00 pm

Matter Of Meat

Eating meat: some say we've evolved to do it. It's in our DNA. It's how we got our big brains. Yet others, as far back as Pythagoras, have argued that eating meat is bad for our bodies, cruel to animals, and toxic to the planet.  Now -- perhaps more than ever -- when it comes to the matter of meat, clear-cut answers can be hard to come by. Kevin Ball serves up the arguments.

Guests in this episode:
Carol Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory

Monday, January 23 at 2:00 pm

Policing Is Racially Biased

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