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, August 3 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, August 2 at 2:00 pm

A special broadcast of
THE NEW YORKER RADIO HOUR

Wednesday, August 1 at 2:00 pm

First Nations in the first person: Telling stories & changing lives

Tuesday, July 31 at 2:00 pm

Social Media Is Good For Democracy

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Monday, July 30 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport, and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by Walter Becker Slocombe, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (1994–2001) and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad (2003).  His talk is “Diplomacy or Force: The Ambiguous Lessons of History.”

Friday, July 27 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, July 26 at 2:00 pm

The Gender Creative Child With Diane Ehrensaft
In Conversation with Carvell Wallace

Wednesday, July 25 at 2:00 pm

The Matter of Meat: A history of pros and cons

Eating meat: some say we've evolved to do it. It's in our DNA. It's how we got our big brains. Yet others, as far back as Pythagoras, have argued that eating meat is bad for our bodies, cruel to animals, and toxic to the planet.  Now -- perhaps more than ever -- when it comes to the matter of meat, clear-cut answers can be hard to come by. Kevin Ball serves up the arguments.

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Tuesday, July 24 at 2:00 pm

David Sanger: Preparing for the New Battlefield: Living in the Age of Cyberweapons

The increased use of cyberweapons is changing geopolitics. Cyberattacks now occur on a daily basis, by states and non-state actors alike, large and small. On the receiving end, governments are challenged by the anonymity and asymmetry of these attacks.

In this week’s episode we’ll consider how, and if, we can develop foreign policy doctrines to deal with this new reality.

Monday, July 23 at 2:00 pm

Michael Eric Dyson: America's Unfinished Race Conversation

Friday, July 20 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, July 19 at 2:00 pm

In Every Dream Home A Heartache

Over the last twenty years or so hundreds of mansions have appeared in the Kharian region of the Punjab.  Each mansion represents a successful migration to the West. Some people from this region migrated to the UK but, perhaps surprisingly, starting back in the early 60s most people from here migrated to Norway.

Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 pm

Nikole Hannah-Jones
In Conversation with Alexis Madrigal

Tuesday, July 17 at 2:00 pm

Trigger Warning: Safe Spaces Are Dangerous

Monday, July 16 at 2:00 pm

North Korea and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: Where Do We Stand and What Solutions are Possible?

On June 12th, President Donald Trump met with Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Despite widespread international news coverage, the state of US-North Korea relations is still shrouded in mystery. In the first part of this week’s episode, Victor Cha, senior adviser and Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discusses what was achieved in the meeting and what to expect going forward.

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