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 1 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.

maineallcare.org

Thursday, October 31 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Belfast for a discussion and debate about Health Care options for Maine, from Universal Health Care to Free Market options, with Dr. Phil Caper of Maine AllCare and Matt Gagnon of the Maine Heritage Policy Center.

Wednesday, October 30 at 2:00 pm

Please join us for a conversation with Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is campaigning for the Democratic Presidential Nomination.

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

Tuesday, October 29 at 2:00 pm

US-China Relations: Reflections on a Gathering Storm

Escalating tensions between the US and China, driven by an ongoing trade war, technological competition and unrest in Hong Kong, may have long-term consequences for both countries along with the entire global economy.

Monday, October 28 at 2:00 pm

Please join us for a conversation with businessman Tom Steyer, who is campaigning for the Democratic Presidential Nomination.

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

Friday, October 25 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.

E.J. Milner-Gulland
www.umaine.edu

Thursday, October 24 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Orono and the University of Maine for the 2019 Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability.   The keynote speaker is E.J. Milner-Gulland, Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, who speaks on “An Optimistic Vision for a Sustainable, Wild, and Socially Just World.”  Senator George J. Mitchell provides remarks.

Wednesday, October 23 at 2:00 pm

Betting the Farm: How Farm Subsidies are Killing Us (and How We Can Fix Them)

Every minute, an estimated one million dollars of public money is funneled toward farm subsidies around the world. Critics say these payouts pervert the economies of supply and demand, hide the true cost of foods and harm the health of both us and the planet.

Tuesday, October 22 at 2:00 pm

Rachel Maddow
in conversation with Dan Pfeiffer

Emily Cain
www.umaine.edu

Monday, October 21 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Orono and the University of Maine for a recent distinguished graduate lecture on “The Myth of Electability: What it Really Takes for Women to Win.”   The speaker is former state legislator and congressional candidate Emily Cain, who is currently the Executive Director of EMILY’s List.

Friday, October 18 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.

http://www.colby.edu/ and https://www.pbs.org/

Thursday, October 17 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Waterville and Colby College, for the recent Lovejoy Award event which in 2019 honored journalists and media workers who lost their lives last year and considered the dangers journalists face in pursuit of stories that inform our global understanding.

Wednesday, October 16 at 2:00 pm

The Legacy of US Colonialism

Tuesday. October 15 at 2:00 pm

The Education of Brett Kavanaugh

On July 9, 2018, the name Brett Kavanaugh entered into the American conscious when he was announced as President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Throughout his confirmation process, multiple allegations of sexual assault were made against him, sparking deeper investigations into his conduct. New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly were at the forefront of these investigations, breaking stories dating back to when Kavanaugh was in high school.

Monday, October 14 at 2:00 pm

Scorched Earth: Culture And Climate Under Siege

This year has been one of record wildfires. From the Amazon to the Congo to California, forests are being decimated. And along with them, the stability of our climate.

But if a tree falls in the Amazon, will we hear it? Why should we care about trees that burn halfway across the world?

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