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

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Racism is trauma. But racism’s impact on mental health can be hard to talk about. In this third episode of a special radio series on “Racism In New England,” we hear about the stressors to mental health in the region and ways to get relief. 

Friday, October 9 at 2:00 pm

Racism In New England

New England’s abolitionist past hides a darker history of slavery in the region. It’s a legacy that still affects communities across the region, from housing and education to health outcomes for people of color.

Thursday, October 8 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 Maine’s public health response to COVID-19. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap will join remotely to brief the media and answer questions about safety protocols and other topics related to this year’s general election.

Wednesday, October 7 at 2:00 pm

A Big Deal, Not a Peace Deal

This month, Israel signed deals with two Gulf States on the White House South Lawn. They’re the first Arab-Israel agreements in 25 years, known as the “Abraham Accords,” and President Trump hailed them as a major foreign policy achievement. So why were the Palestinians missing from the agreements? In this episode, we take a closer look at these deals and how they will affect the peace process in the region.

Guests:
Daniel Estrin, NPR Correspondent in Jerusalem @DanielEstrin

Tuesday, October 6 at 2:00 pm

Monday, October 5 at 2:00 pm

Polluting and Providing: The Dirty Energy Dilemma

Friday, October 2 at 2:00 pm

Racism In New England

New England’s abolitionist past hides a darker history of slavery in the region. It’s a legacy that still affects communities across the region, from housing and education to health outcomes for people of color.

Thursday, October 1 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, September 30 at 2:00 pm

Facing Our Climate Future

Tuesday, September 29 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, September 28 at 2:00 pm

John Bolton and Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “In Trump’s Inner Circle ” 

Ambassador John Bolton’s name is synonymous with foreign policy service at the highest levels of government, having served four different presidents. Most recently, Bolton served as assistant to the president for national security affairs from April 9, 2018, until his resignation on September 10, 2019. He chronicled this experience in the recent best-selling book, The Room Where It Happened.

Friday, September 25 at 2:00 pm

Racism In New England

New England’s abolitionist past hides a darker history of slavery in the region. It’s a legacy that still affects communities across the region, from housing and education to health outcomes for people of color.

Thursday, September 24 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, September 23 at 2:00 pm

The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism: Anne Applebaum

The left may be dominant in cultural spheres. But the right is dominant in politics, where real power is exercised. That dominance, however, has derailed political conservatism throughout the Western world, where authoritarian "strong man" leadership and values have become increasingly mainstream. Historian Anne Applebaum, author of Twilight of Democracy talks about how the right went wrong.

Tuesday, September 22 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.

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