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, June 8 at 2:00 pm

Jane Mcgonigal, pioneer in the field of alternate reality gaming.

Tuesday, June 7 at 2:00 pm

Civil Rights Attorney Steve Phillips, founder of PowerPAC+, a social justice political network, and author of "Brown Is the New White."

Monday, June 6 at 2:00 pm

U.C. Berkeley professor Cihan Tugal offers his perspective on Turkey and why did such a promising government model fail to inspire democratic regimes among Turkey’s neighbors?

Friday, June 3 at 2:00 pm

International Week in Review

Hour two only. Note: this is in addition to the National Week in Review broadcast at 10:00 am.

Thursday, June 2 at 2:00 pm

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, talks about Greece and its future. No country in Europe has been hit harder by the 2008 global economic crisis and subsequent downturn than Greece. After years of polarizing austerity measures and fears of a Greek exit from the Eurozone, the country is slowly emerging from an extended period of economic instability.

Wednesday, June 1 at 2:00 pm

Bill McDermott, CEO & SAP, and author of Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office

McDermott speaks on his unique start as a young entrepreneur which helped solidify his journey to lead SAP, the world’s largest business software company.

Tuesday, May 31 at 2:00 pm

Thirsty Planet

A documentary look at water; scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water — either too much or too little.

Monday, May 30 at 2:00 pm

No-man’s-land

IDEAS visits the outskirts of Calais France — where there’s a ramshackle city of tents and plywood huts, home for thousands of refugees and migrants — Lebanese, Syrian, Afghan, Pakistani — from all over, the world; all wanting to cross the English Channel.

Friday, May 27 at 2:00 pm

International Week in Review

Hour two only. Note: this is in addition to the National Week in Review broadcast at 10:00 am.

Thursday, May 26 at 2:00 pm

An Oxford Style Debate on the following question: Is Smart Technology making us Dumb?

Wednesday, May 25 at 2:00 pm

A panel discussion on the global refugee crisis stemming from the Middle East, where the Syrian conflict has grown to become the center of a global humanitarian crisis.

Tuesday, May 24 at 2:00 pm

Fox News Journalist Juan Williams on the political landscape. Williams has spent nearly 10 years with Fox News, 10 years as senior national correspondent for NPR, and more than 20 years at the Washington Post.

Monday, May 23 at 2:00 pm

A panel discussion on "Connected Health Care" which is transforming the way doctors and patients interact and communicate.

Friday, May 20 at 2:00 pm

International Week in Review

Hour two only. Note: this is in addition to the National Week in Review broadcast at 10:00 am.

Thursday, May 17 at 2:00 pm

Objective Troy

IDEAS looks at the rise of the American radical cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki in northern Yemen and his death by an American drone in 2011.

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