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, November 22 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, November 21 at 2:00 pm

Governor Jerry Brown and Miriam Pawel

Our guests are former California governor Jerry Brown and journalist Miriam Pawel. In 1975, Jerry Brown became the youngest governor in modern American times. Three decades later, he returned as the oldest, to face unprecedented challenges, including rampant wildfires and a statewide financial crisis.  Miriam Pawel has just written a biography of the Brown family - a dynasty that led the state for nearly a quarter of a century.

Wednesday, November 20 at 2:00 pm

Tuesday, November 19 at 2:00 pm

Monday, November 18 at 2:00 pm

Documentary: 'Soldiers for Peace'

Nov. 15, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the largest antiwar demonstration in American history: a massive protest march in Washington, D.C., called The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam.

Thursday, November 14 at 2:00 pm

Ted Radio Hour

Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman
www.midcoastforum.org

Tuesday, November 12 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Rockland and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations.    Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman, president of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, spoke about the main factors he said we should all follow to see whether Iraq is on a positive or negative path to creating a stable democracy that represents all of its people.  The session covered a wide range of issues involving the situation with the Kurds, the situation in Syria, and Ambassador Silliman's view of the current situation in the Department of State.

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen and Former Secretary of State John Kerry
www.mainepublic.org

Monday, November 11 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Orono and U Maine for the 2019 William S. Cohen Lecture Series with Former Secretary of State John Kerry and Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen.  Their talk was titled: “Defense and Diplomacy in an Uncertain World.”  Topics ranged from climate change, Washington's ongoing impeachment inquiry, the race for 2020, and the Trump presidency.

Friday, November 8 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, November 7 at 2:00 pm

Please join us for a conversation with Andrew Yang, who is campaigning for the Democratic Presidential Nomination.

This conversation is brought to us from our friends at New Hampshire Public Radio.

Wednesday, November 6 at 2:00 pm

A Life Undercover in the CIA

At the age of 22, Amaryllis Fox became one of the CIA’s youngest female officers. After training, she was deployed as a spy, under non-official cover, working throughout the Middle East to stop acts of extreme terrorism and the illegal sale of arms and explosives.

Fox joins KQED's Mina Kim to share her story of life undercover and talk about her new career working to promote peace around the world.

PRX

Tuesday, November 5 at 2:00 pm

Listening to the Arctic

Diminishing sea ice and land ice and rising sea levels — what's happening in the Arctic is a bellwether for how the world is changing.  Scientists, social scientists and engineers are trying to learn more about the rapid pace of change in the Arctic.

The Arctic is warming faster than nearly everywhere else on Earth, bringing with it new opportunities and unprecedented risks — environmental, social, economic, cultural, legal and political.

usm.maine.edu and http://richardlouv.com/

Monday, November 4 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland for the annual Evening for the Environment gathering held by the Maine Conservation Voters with Governor Janet Mills and Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.  The event celebrated the monumental policy victories of 2019 and inspired people to continue protecting Maine.

Pages