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, July 13 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 12 at 2:00 pm

Ira Glass: Come Sunday

Ira Glass is a world-renowned storyteller and the host of radio show "This American Life." A titan of public radio, Ira’s show has more than 2 million listeners each week and has been on the air since 1995.

Wednesday, July 11 at 2:00 pm

Deborah And James Fallows: Our 100,000 Mile Journey Into The Heart Of America

Tuesday, July 10 at 2:00 pm

Backlash: Europe’s Far Right and Muslim Migration

Monday, July 9 at 2:00 pm

The Opioid Crisis With Carl Hart & Leana Wen
In Conversation with Mina Kim

Friday, July 6 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 5 at 2:00 pm

Inside ISIS and the Making of The New York Times' “Caliphate”

Wednesday, July 4 at 2:00 pm

Independence Day

The annual July 4th edition of Politics Takes a Holiday - where no one is exempt from the specialized satire of the Capitol Steps.

Tuesday, July 3 at 2:00 pm

Dan Pfeiffer
In Conversation with Marisa Lagos

Monday, July 2 at 2:00 pm

Ambassador Michael McFaul: A Brief History of Russia

Friday, June 29 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, June 28 at 2:00 pm

Elections in Mexico: What a New President Could Mean for US–Mexico Relations

The Mexican national elections will take place on July 1st. A new president could transform Mexico and, in turn, reset North American political and economic relationships.

In this week’s episode, we’ll discuss what’s at stake in the elections, from immigration, to NAFTA, to energy production, and what it could mean for US–Mexico relations.

Wednesday, June 27 at 2:00 pm

City Arts & Lectures: Anthony Bourdain (2006 Encore)

Tuesday, June 26 at 2:00 pm

Ehud Barak, Former Prime Minister Of Israel

Monday, June 25 at 2 pm

The Good Fight: America’s Ongoing Struggle for Justice

Over the past 100 years, Americans from all walks of life have fought many inspiring battles against hatred, bigotry, racism, misogyny, and homophobia — yet today many of these hard-fought victories appear to be in jeopardy.

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