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 31 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 30 at 2:00 pm

Still Rising:  First Generation College Students a Decade Later

They bet that college would help them move up. Was it a good bet?

To listen to the audio of “Still Rising:  First Generation College Students a Decade Later” on APM Reports online, please click HERE.

Wednesday, August 29 at 2:00 pm

Sean Spicer: The Briefing

Tuesday, August 28 at 2:00 pm

Less work and more leisure: Utopian visions and the future of work

Monday, August 27 at 2:00 pm

Changing Class:  Are colleges helping Americans move up?

Colleges have long offered a pathway to success for just about anyone. But new research shows that with the country growing ever more economically divided, colleges are not doing enough to help students from poor families achieve the American Dream.

Friday, August 24 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 23 at 2:00 pm

Meat on the table: Can we justify consuming animals?

If you typically eat three meals a day, then it's a choice you make more than one thousand times a year. And if you're like most people, that choice probably involves meat or dairy, or both. On top of that, many of the clothes we wear are made from animals. But can something that nearly everybody on the planet is doing ━ and has been doing for millions of years ━ be immoral?

Wednesday, August 22 at 2:00 pm

Globalization Has Undermined America's Working Class

Tuesday, August 21 at 2:00 pm

Ben Rhodes: National Security Under Obama

The Obama years were a historic moment in American history. For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes was at the center of everything that happened—first as a speechwriter, then as deputy national security advisor and a close presidential aide and confidant.

Monday, August 20 at 2:00 pm

Elizabeth Economy and John Pomfret: As US Leadership in Global Affairs Recedes, is China Stepping in to Fill the Void?

As the US continues to abdicate its leadership role in global affairs, China’s international influence continues to grow – diplomatically, economically and politically. Will it, can it, fill the void? And how will its role on the world stage influence domestic policy?

Friday, August 17 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 16 at 2:00 pm

CNN’s David Gergen: Where Is America Headed?

Wednesday, August 15 at 2:00 pm

Digital Media: Combatting Threats in the Era of Fake News

Digital and social media have upended not only the news industry, but entire notions of governance and leadership. In this week’s episode, we’ll consider how the rise of digital media has impacted public life and the ethical innovations needed in order to capture the benefits and mitigate harm.

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Tuesday, August 14 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us one more time to the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor for our final talk from the recent 2018 Champlain Institute: International Affairs.

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Monday, August 13 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us once again to the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor for another talk from the recent 2018 Champlain Institute: International Affairs.

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