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 4 at 1:00 pm

A discussion about Islam to better understand the religion that is followed by over 1.5 billion Muslims.

Tuesday, May 3 at 1:00 pm

A Discussion on Prison Reform

Currently, more than 2 million Americans are in prison. As a result, the federal government spends $80 billion each year on the incarceration industry while projects such as improving our national infrastructure and educational systems continue to be drastically underfunded.

Monday, May 2 at 1:00 pm

Fred Kaplan

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan examines the history of cyberwar and considers its implications for future conflicts.

Friday, April 29 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, April 28 at 1:00 pm

Ted Radio Hour

TBD

Wednesday, April 27 at 1:00 pm

A Panel Discussion On Climate Change and Future Agriculture Production

What actions can be taken at the local, national and transnational level to ensure that growing populations are able to feed themselves and generations to come while adapting to gradual or even rapid changes in the climate?

Tuesday, April 26 at 1:00 pm

Michael Eric Dyson

The speaker is Michael Eric Dyson, a Sociology professor at Georgetown University, an Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times, and author of, The Black President: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America.

Monday, April 25 at 1:00 pm

Alec Ross

Leading innovation expert Alec Ross will explain what’s next for the world in new technologies….. the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years, and how we can navigate them.

Friday, April 22 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, April 21 at 1:00 pm

Imprisioned by Profit: Media and Democracy

A talk by Indian journalist Palagummi Sainath. He believes the media around the world is, for the most part, imprisoned by profit and not politically free.

Wednesday, April 20 at 1:00 pm

Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibonda

The U-Maine law school recorded a talk by Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda of Zimbabwe on "Overcoming Food Insecurity: Ideas and Inspiration from Zimbabwe to Maine."

Tuesday, April 19 at 1:00 pm

Ellen Malcolm

Ellen Malcolm, who in 1985 launched EMILY’s List which has grown into a powerhouse political organization over three million members strong, focused on creating change by electing pro-choice women to office.

Monday, April 18 at 1:00 pm

Fred Kaplan

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan examines the history of cyberwar and considers its implications for future conflicts.

Thursday, April 14 at 1:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland for a panel discussion on “Abortion Rights Today” in Maine presented by Maine Jewish Film Festival, The U Maine School of Law and Justice for Women.

Wednesday, April 13 at 1:00 pm

Ayanna Howard

The speaker is Ayanna Howard, founder of the Human Automation Systems Laboratory and a member of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech. Howard is an optimistic and vocal champion of artificial intelligence.

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