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, 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.

Wednesday, May 17 at 2:00 pm

Jay Newton-Small

Political correspondent Jay Newton-Small looks at the 2016 election and the role women voters will play.

Tuesday, May 17 at 2:00 pm

Taking the Leap

Author and activist Naomi Klein talks about her award-winning book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate.

Monday, May 16 at 2:00 pm

In this episode of America Abroad, we explore the techniques and strategic planning behind successful non-violent campaigns, from India’s fight for independence through the Civil Rights Movement to some of today’s struggles.

Friday, May 13 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 12 at 2:00 pm

Comedian Maria Bamford

Much of Bamford's inspiration comes from her Minnesotan family, as well as her own struggles with OCD, depression, and a bipolar diagnosis. In her web series, "The Maria Bamford Show," a grown-up Bamford lives with her parents following an onstage nervous breakdown. On May 20th, Netflix will premier her original series "Lady Dynamite."

Wednesday, May 11 at 2:00 pm

Tibet from a spiritual, political, and cultural perspective. And, American foreign policy in Tibet.

Tuesday, May 10 at 2:00 pm

Narco-Terrorism

Monday, May 9 at 2:00 pm

A panel discussion on how work in America has changed in the past decade, what lies ahead, and how cities like San Francisco are dealing with disparities in work and wealth.

Friday, May 6 at 1:00 pm

International Week in Review

Hour two only. Note: this is in addition to the National Week in Review broadcast at 2:00 pm.

Thursday, May 5 at 1:00 pm

Ribal al-Assad

Portland and the World Affairs Council of Maine hosted an address by Ribal al-Assad, Founder and Director of the Organization for Freedom and Democracy in Syria. His topic is "Syria, the Middle East, and the New Cold War: How Three Tiers of Conflict Created an Apocalypse."

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