Speaking in Maine

Occasional weekdays at 2:00 pm

One of the many public affairs lecture series Maine Public Radio presents weekdays at 2:00 pm, Speaking in Maine features diverse speakers recorded in towns and cities throughout the state of Maine. The program is produced by Ed Morin, Gordon Fellis, Jonathan Woodward and Roddy Nikpour. The Executive Producer for Speaking in Maine is Charles Beck.

Monday, January 15 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport, and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations.  The speaker is Stephen Harder, Global Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University in Shanghai, who discusses cooperation and competition between the U.S. and China. 

www.midcoastforum.org

Tuesday, December 19 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk on “Putin’s Russia.”  

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Thursday, December 14 at 2:00 pm

(Part two of a two-part episode)

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and the University of New England for two talks.  In part one of a two-part episode, Professor Jason Brennan from Georgetown University speaks on about the fairness of democracy. In part two of the two-part episode, Professor Mark Bauerlein from Emory University speaks on “the Dumbest Generation: Young Americans in the Digital Age.”

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Thursday, December 14 at 2:00 pm

(Part one of a two-part episode)

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and the University of New England for two talks.  In part one of a two-part episode, Professor Jason Brennan from Georgetown University speaks on about the fairness of democracy. In part two of the two-part episode, Professor Mark Bauerlein from Emory University speaks on “The Dumbest Generation: Young Americans in the Digital Age.”

www.camdenconference.org

Wednesday, November 29 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to USM for a panel discussion sponsored by the Camden Conference.   A distinguished group of newspaper editors from across the country will tackle the question, “Is the Press Being Fair to President Trump?” 

Walter V. Robinson, editor-at-large of the Boston Globe, Katherine K. Lee, city editor of Portland Press Herald, Greg Moore, former editor of The Denver Post and Keith C. Burris, editorial page editor of The (Toledo) Blade bring a range of views to the panel.  The discussion is moderated by Matthew V. Storin, vice president of the Camden Conference and former editor of The Boston Globe (1993-2001).

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Wednesday, November 22 at 2:00 pm 

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Augusta, for an address to the Maine Women's Policy Center at its third Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security.  Alicia Garza, the Keynote Speaker, is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter—a movement working for the validity of Black life and to end state-sanctioned violence against Black people. She is also the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States. 

Wednesday, November 15 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to the Portland Museum of Art for a discussion about the state of public media hosted by Maine Public News Director Keith Shortall with NPR's former Russia correspondent, Corey Flintoff, and Cuba's state television anchor, Cristina Escobar.  

https://umaine.edu/mitchellcenter

Tuesday, November 7 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Orono, for the recent 2017 Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability.   The speaker is Thomas Dietz, professor of sociology and environmental science and policy at Michigan State University.  Senator Mitchell also has remarks. 

Monday, October 30 at 2:00 pm

An Evening For The Environment:  Celebrate The Conservation Victories Of 2017

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland for a recent talk sponsored by Maine Conservation Voters.   The keynote speaker is Brian Deese, a Senior Advisor to former President Obama who oversaw climate, conservation, and energy policies and was one of the key architects of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Monday, October 23 at 2:00 pm

“Assessing the First Year of an Unconventional Presidency”

Subject of the 2017 Cohen Lecture Oct. 13 at the University of Maine

Former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will be joined in the discussion by Ambassador Marc Grossman, former undersecretary of state for political affairs, and Andrew H. Card Jr., former chief of staff to President George W. Bush. Moderating the discussion will be Felicia Knight, president of the Knight Canney Group.

Juan Cole
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Tuesday, October 3 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by Juan Cole,  Professor of History at the University of Michigan specializing in the relationship of the West with the Muslim world.  His most recent work is “The New Arabs: How the Wired and Global Youth of the Middle East Is Transforming It.”

Will Picard
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Thursday, September 14 at 2:00 pm

Yemen faces the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. 7 million people are on the verge of starvation, and a child dies every ten minutes of preventable disease.

Join Will Picard, executive director of The Yemen Peace Project, for a talk on Yemen’s humanitarian catastrophe and US foreign policy.

www.midcoastforum.org

Thursday, June 22 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations.  The speaker is Trita Parsi founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, and author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States.  His topic: “IRAN, AGAIN”

Chaz Freeman
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Tuesday, May 30 at 2:00 pm 

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk by Chaz Freeman; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, and former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.  He discusses the US role in the Middle East.

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Monday, May 8 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk entitled “U.S. Nuclear Forces: Decisions for the Trump Administration” by John Harvey.

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