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 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 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 4 at 2:00 pm

Capitol Steps Independence Day Special

Wednesday, July 3 at 2:00 pm

Destiny Beyond Earth: Interstellar Travel & Immortality With Dr. Michio Kaku

In Conversation with Alexis Madrigal

Tuesday, July 2 at 2:00 pm

The Power of Protest

Monday, July 1 at 2:00 pm

Alpha Girls: Women Upstarts in Silicon Valley

In her new book, Alpha Girls, award-winning journalist Julian Guthrie tells the unforgettable story of four different women who, through grit and ingenuity, became stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male-dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley, and helped build some of the foremost companies of our time.

Friday, June 28 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 27 at 2:00 pm

Amar: Alone in the world
The Documentary Podcast

He was known as “the little boy who lost everything.” In 1991, Amar Kanim’s disfigured face was shown on newspaper front pages around the world, an innocent young victim of Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime. His entire family, it was reported, had died in a napalm attack. The British politician Emma Nicholson found him “alone in the world” during a visit to an aid camp. She took him to the UK. He was, the world assumed, an orphan. So who was the woman claiming he is her son?

Wednesday, June 26 at 2:00 pm

A Different Kind of Coming Out from Nancy

Tuesday, June 25 at 2:00 pm

Five Freedoms: Freedom from Want

In his 1941 State of the Union address, American president Franklin Roosevelt proposed four freedoms that he believed all people were entitled to: freedom of speech, freedom of belief, freedom from fear and freedom from want.

Freedom from Want

Poverty has always been a defining issue in the quest to build a better world. Most political systems lay claim to the idea that they alone can create a better world.

Monday, June 24 at 2:00 pm

A Technological Brave New World

Rapid, sweeping changes in modern life are imposing new challenges upon society — but are also creating new opportunities. According to New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, these developments put a premium on “learning faster, and governing and operating smarter,” across the globe. He discusses the implications of this rapid transformational change for society with James Manyika, Chairman and Director of the McKinsey Global Institute.

Friday, June 21 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 20 at 2:00 pm

Me, The Refugee

What is it like to be taken away from your childhood home, to be brought to a strange new country where you are locked away?

That is what happened to reporter Sahar Zand when she became a refugee from her home country of Iran at the age of 12. It was a devastating experience for Sahar, her sister and her mother. They had to leave after her father got into political trouble with the regime – but it was the three female members of the family who had to fend for themselves as they sought a new life.

Wednesday, June 19 at 2:00 pm

The Remains of ISIS

Anne Barnard
www.midcoastforum.org

Tuesday, June 18 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport, and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by Anne Barnard, a New York Times journalist, who led coverage of the Syria war for six years, reporting from across the Middle East as Beirut bureau chief. Since 9/11, she has chronicled the human and strategic impact of U.S. war policies on front line areas from Iraq to Syria and Gaza.

Monday, June 17 at 2:00 pm

Contemplating the End with Annie Proulx and Bruce Pascoe

We need to return to Mother Earth. We need to respect her for who she is and respect what she has done and what she wants to do. Thus the Earth wants to repair. We've seen it when people have gone out of their way to do the right thing by Mother Earth, the earth will repair herself. But if we continue disliking her to such a degree that we think she should do what we want then we will kill her. We will kill our mother. – Bruce Pascoe

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