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.

Friday, September 28 at 2:00 pm

NEXT is a weekly radio show and podcast about New England, one of America's oldest places, at a time of change. It's hosted by John Dankosky at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut.

With New England as our laboratory, NEXT asks questions about how we power our society, how we move around, and how we adapt. It's about trends that provide us challenges and present us with new opportunities. New England has old rules and customs, with well-worn pathways forged centuries ago, and its population is aging fast.

Thursday, September 27 at 2:00 pm

Displacement, Conflict, and Populism: The Geopolitical Impact of Climate Change

In this first part of a 3-part series on climate change, we look at the connection between global warming and world refugee flows. Climate change could displace as many as one billion people by 2050, according to the UN. In countries like the US, where both the status of refugees and the validity of climate change are hotly contested issues, what will that mean for climate change refugees?

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Wednesday, September 26 at 2:00 pm

Kofi Annan's Leadership Legacy

On August 18th, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan passed away at the age of 80. In one of his final on-stage conversations he joined World Affairs CEO Jane Wales to talk about his legacy of global leadership, and lessons learned in his mission to create a more stable, peaceful world.

To listen to the audio of “Kofi Annan's Leadership Legacy” on World Affairs online, please click HERE.

Tuesday, September 25 at 2:00 pm

National Security And Climate Change

Monday, September 24 at 2:00 pm

Global Erosion of Trust: The End of Authority

Many forces continue to undermine democratic institutions worldwide; Russian interference in elections here and in Europe, the rise in fake news, and a decline in citizen trust worldwide.  In this first of a three-part series, we'll look at the global erosion of trust.  Forces that once helped knit societies together, truth, legitimacy and expertise, now threaten to eat away at its very fabric. 

Friday, September 21 at 2:00 pm

NEXT is a weekly radio show and podcast about New England, one of America's oldest places, at a time of change. It's hosted by John Dankosky at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut.

With New England as our laboratory, NEXT asks questions about how we power our society, how we move around, and how we adapt. It's about trends that provide us challenges and present us with new opportunities. New England has old rules and customs, with well-worn pathways forged centuries ago, and its population is aging fast.

Thursday, September 20 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Southwest Harbor and the Claremont Hotel, for a talk by Stephen J Rapp, the Chairman of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability, The Hague, The Netherlands. The topic is, "Fulfilling the Promise of Never Again: Arresting & Trying Perpetrators of Mass Atrocities"

Wednesday, September 19 at 2:00 pm

Greg Gutfeld

Tuesday, September 18 at 2:00 pm

Medicare And Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma

Here’s a rare chance to hear from the Trump administration official who oversees Medicare and Medicaid. Seema Verma is only the 15th person ever confirmed to the post. She was nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 13, 2017. As administrator, Verma oversees a $1 trillion budget, 26 percent of the total federal budget, which administers health care programs for more than 130 million Americans.

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Monday, September 17 at 2:00 pm

Speaking In Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations. The topic is Russia, and the speaker is Ambassador Michael McFaul, who served in that capacity to Russia in from 2009 to 2012.  

Friday, September 14 at 2:00 pm

NEXT is a weekly radio show and podcast about New England, one of America's oldest places, at a time of change. It's hosted by John Dankosky at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut.

With New England as our laboratory, NEXT asks questions about how we power our society, how we move around, and how we adapt. It's about trends that provide us challenges and present us with new opportunities. New England has old rules and customs, with well-worn pathways forged centuries ago, and its population is aging fast.

  

Thursday, September 13 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport, and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk on North Korea by two representatives from the Hudson Institute in Washington DC - Senior Fellows Melanie Kirkpatrick and Jack David who formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction and Negotiations Policy. They address the topic, "North Korea—Perils and Unhappy Options."

Wednesday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

Admiral James Stavridis and Richard Fontaine: Extended Missions: The American Military Abroad

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Tuesday, September 11 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine next takes us to the Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor for a talk by James Warhola, professor of political science at the University of Maine. He discusses the core ideas driving Russian foreign policy in a talk titled, "What in the World is Russia Doing—and Why?"

Monday, September 10 at 2:00 pm

Preparing for the Next Global Epidemic

It’s been 100 years since the Spanish flu killed millions worldwide. While we’ve made medical and technological progress in the century since, the world remains vulnerable to mass disease.

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