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 27 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.

Thursday, November 26 at 2:00 pm

The Complexity Of Cute

Cute things abound in modern life. Lately, we've seen a pandemic-induced upsurge in puppy and kitten adoptions. We even use sweet images of babies and animals to "cleanse the timeline" of our mudslinging social media. The distracting appeal of cute seems obvious, and yet there are deeper layers. This episode tours the science, psychology, history, and culture of cute, and asks why small, helpless things generate uncanny and powerful feelings in us.

Source:  www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas

Wednesday, November 25 at 2:00 pm

Governor Janet Mills will lead Maine’s COVID-19 media briefing. Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and Dr. Nirav D. Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will join Governor Mills  to brief the media and answer questions on Maine’s public health response to COVID-19.

Tuesday, November 24 at 2:00 pm

Cropped Out: Land, Race And Climate

African-American farmers have been no strangers to land dispossession in the face of capitalism, based on extracting minerals and other resources out of the ground, and labor out of people.

“At the same time that developers are working to steal black folks land, they are both contributing to racial inequality and contributing to environmental instability,” notes Andrew Kahrl, author of This Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South.

Monday, November 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.

Friday, November 20 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.

Thursday, November 19 at 2:00 pm

TED RADIO HOUR Fall 2020 Fundraiser

Wednesday, November 18 at 2:00 pm

Governor Janet Mills will lead Maine’s COVID-19 media briefing. Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and Dr. Nirav D. Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, will join Governor Mills to brief the media and answer questions on Maine’s public health response to COVID-19.

Tuesday, November 17 at 2:00 pm

Is a U.S.-China Space Race Good for Humanity?

Monday, November 16 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.

Friday, November 13 at 2:00 pm

Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and 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.

Thursday, November 12 at 2:00 pm

Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and 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-1.

Wednesday, November 11 at 2:00 pm

RESET: CBC MASSEY LECTURE # 1 - Look At That Device In Your Hand

Tuesday, November 10 at 2:00 pm

The Long Conversation: Why Public Broadcasting Is More Crucial Than Ever

Monday, November 9 at 2:00 pm

Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and 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.

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