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.

  Gary Brewer, currently Professor of Resource Policy and Management at the Yale School of Management spoke in Camden at the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations. Among his books is "Decision Making for the Environment". 

His talk is entitled "Solving the Wrong Problem: Nuclear Waste and Risk Perception."

  Joel Berg, Executive Director, NYC Coalition Against Hunger and author of All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? He discusses how the new budget passed by Congress and President Obama’s policy proposals could help Maine’s hungry families move from soup kitchens to self-sufficiency. He also outlines a plan to achieve the President’s pledge to end U.S. child hunger by 2015. 

  Danish environmental educator Søren Hermansen spoke about how his island of Samso, Denmark, became energy independent. Hermansen was named one of Time's 2008 Heroes of the Planet, described as "a green oracle, traveling from country to country telling the story of Samso's success."

Speaking in Maine returned to Bar Harbor - and the College of the Atlantic for a talk by Danish environmental educator Søren Hermansen.