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, March 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 based at Connecticut Public Radio in Hartford and is hosted by Morgan Springer.

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, March 11 at 2:00 pm

Dr. Nirav D. Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will brief the media and answer questions about COVID-19.

Wednesday, March 10 at 2:00 pm

Ida B. Wells' Battle to Uncover the Truth

Tuesday, March 9 at 2:00 pm

Dr. Nirav D. Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will brief the media and answer questions about COVID-19.

Monday, March 8 at 2:00 pm

Entre Chien Et Loup: How Dogs Began

Friday, March 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 based at Connecticut Public Radio in Hartford and is hosted by Morgan Springer.

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, March 4 at 2:00 pm

Dr. Nirav D. Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will brief the media and answer questions about COVID-19.

Wednesday, March 3 at 2:00 pm

Octavia Butler: Visionary Fictio‪n

Tuesday, March 2 at 2:00 pm

The Future Of American History Education: What Now?

As the Trump presidency came to an end, many questions have been raised about its impact and legacy on a range of policy issues and priorities for the country. The future of American history education, particularly for K–12 students, is one area where the impact could be felt for years.

Monday, March 1 at 2:00 pm

The Forever Protest: Why the perpetual fight for change is not futile

Some protests hit with lightning speed and bring quick change in dramatic ways. But often the push for change takes much longer — decades, even generations. The change comes not from dramatic events but from a slow transformation of people, of culture, and society itself. Today’s edition of IDEAS looks at the perpetual protest.

Friday, February 26 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 based at Connecticut Public Radio in Hartford and is hosted by Morgan Springer.

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, February 25 at 2:00 pm

Dr. Nirav D. Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will brief the media and answer questions about COVID-19.

Wednesday, February 24 at 2:00 pm

Please join us as we rebroadcast last evening’s address by Maine Governor Janet Mills.

Tuesday, February 23 at 2:00 pm

Dr. Nirav D. Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will brief the media and answer questions about COVID-19.

Monday, February 22 at 2:00 pm

Billie Holiday and Shirley Chisholm

When Billie Holiday was harassed by U.S. government agents and told to stop singing ‘Strange Fruit,’ she refused. When Shirley Chisholm ran for president and was ridiculed and told she shouldn’t aim that high politically, she refused. On today’s special episode of Throughline, two pioneering Black women, Billie Holiday and Shirley Chisholm, set their own sights and never backed down from a fight.

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