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, October 19 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.

Eliot Cutler
www.wacmaine.org

Thursday, October 18 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine next takes us to the University of Southern Maine in Portland and the World Affairs Council of Maine (in collaboration with Camden Conference and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations) for a town hall discussion about China by former independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler who discusses China’s status as a rising global force. 

Wednesday, October 17 at 2:00 pm

Jeffrey Sachs: America First: The Legacy of American Exceptionalism

Gina McCarthy
www.hsph.harvard.edu

Tuesday, October 16 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine next takes us to Thompson’s Point in Portland and the “2018 Evening for the Environment” organized by Maine Conservation Voters and Maine Conservation Alliance. Former Obama Administration EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who achieved landmark progress for the agency's health and environmental protection goals during her tenure, delivers the keynote address concerning preservation of the natural world for future generations.

Monday, October 15 at 2:00 pm

John Kerry, Former U.S. Secretary Of State

Friday, October 12 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, October 11 at 2:00 pm

Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart
In Conversation with Isabel Duffy

Wednesday, October 10 at 2:00 pm

Unresolved: U.S. National Security

For the United States, tensions are rising with both allies and adversaries. Rogue states are racing to master new technologies and create weapons of mass destruction. And faith in international institutions is seemingly deteriorating. What does this all mean for U.S. national security?

Tuesday, October 9 at 2:00 pm

THE DAILY

Co-presented with The New York Times
Michael Barbaro with Kevin Roose

“Spending twenty minutes with Barbaro has become a necessary daily practice: like meditation, but with hair-raising breaking news instead of mindfulness.”

– Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker

Monday, October 8 at 2:00 pm

Combating Extremist Ideology Since 9/11

In this episode we’re looking to answer the big question of whether or not the country is safer than before 9/11. There hasn’t been a big terrorist attack on our soil since then, ISIS has lost almost all its territory in Iraq and Syria, Bin Laden is dead, and yet there are still thousands of extremist fighters out there and their ideology persists in attracting new recruits.

Friday, October 5 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, October 4 at 2:00 pm

The Fight for Climate Solutions: Al Gore's Sustainability Revolution and Youth Activism

In the third part of a 3-part series on climate change, we focus on long-term, sustainable solutions. While many have a grim outlook on the climate crisis, former Vice President Al Gore tells a different story. He argues that we are now in the early stages of a sustainability revolution, and he shares his vision with Laura Tyson, professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

profiles.murdoch.edu.au
profiles.murdoch.edu.au

Wednesday, October 3 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to the Bangor Public Library and a meeting of the League of Women Voters for a talk about Ranked Choice Voting by political scientist Dr. Ben Reilly of Murdoch University in Australia, where Ranked Choice Voting is firmly established. Reilly will discuss 100 years of Ranked Choice Voting in Australia and how lessons learned may be applicable to Maine.

Tuesday, October 2 at 2:00 pm

Engaging Forgotten Communities: How Women and the Developing World are Combatting Climate Change

In the second part of a 3-part series on climate change, we examine communities that are often left out of the conversation: women. As the primary caregivers and the providers of food, fuel and water in much of the Global South, women are especially vulnerable to the challenges climate change presents.

Monday, October 1 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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