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, January 25 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, January 24 at 2:00 pm

Gen. Stanley McChrystal: The Value Of Leaders

Wednesday, January 23 at 2:00 pm

Daniel Ziblatt: Is Democracy in Danger?

In today’s reality, democracy no longer ends with a revolution or military coup, but with a gradual erosion of political norms. As a growing number of countries are chipping away at liberally democratic values, are these institutions safe from elected, authoritarian leaders?

Daniel Ziblatt, professor at Harvard University and co-author of How Democracies Die, discusses the future of liberal democracies with World Affairs CEO Jane Wales.

Tuesday, January 22 at 2:00 pm

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
In Conversation with Marisa Lagos

Monday, January 21 at 2:00 pm

Life in the Wild: Preserving the Globe's Endangered Species

In the last fifty years, a doubling of the world’s population has contributed to substantial habitat loss and large-scale species extinction. What can we do, as individuals and societies, to fight back against environmental degradation and animal endangerment?

Friday, January 18 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, January 17 at 2:00 pm

This month will mark nine years since Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake — one that, by some estimates, killed more than 250,000 people, and one from which the island nation is still working to recover. Haiti Untold takes a deep dive into this Caribbean country, exploring issues of inequality through stories of the people who live in the urban ghettos, the up-market enclaves, and the forgotten countryside.  This documentary takes us much deeper into Haitians’ day-to-day struggles.

Wednesday, January 16 at 2:00 pm

Jose Antonio Vargas: Notes Of An Undocumented Citizen

In Jose Antonio Vargas’ own words, his story as an undocumented citizen is “only one of an estimated 11 million in the United States.” While the details differ, they all have common threads—a feeling of homelessness in place you call home and the ever-looming fear of an uncertain future. Vargas argues that the psychological trauma attached to those experiences is often felt for generations.

Tuesday, January 15 at 2:00 pm

The Hidden Health Hazards Of Climate Change

We know that climate change is endangering our planet. What might not be so obvious is that it’s also endangering our health.

Monday, January 14 at 2:00 pm

Why Environmentalism is Failing

Friday, January 11 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.

Kyle Parker
www.midcoastforum.org

  

Thursday, January 10 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations. The speaker is Kyle Parker, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, speaking on Human Rights and the Magnitsky Act in particular.

Wednesday, January 9 at 2:00 pm

Women In The Workplace In 2018

Women, especially women of color, are underrepresented in business—from entry-level to the corner office, across corporate America—even as the number of women earning college degrees exceeds the number of men. As companies, leaders and those focused on diversity press ahead to make change, it’s become key to reflect on both data and stories to help define the problem and iterate on solutions.

Tuesday, January 8 at 2:00 pm

The Corrosion Of Conservatism

When Donald Trump announced his presidential bid in 2015, conservative historian Max Boot couldn’t help but think he was watching a dystopian science-fiction movie. He couldn’t fathom that the party of Lincoln, Roosevelt and Reagan could endorse a reality TV star with no prior political experience and a laundry list of controversies.

Monday, January 7 at 2:00 pm

Brexit: The Politics of Pain

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