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, August 23 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.

William Reinsch
www.midcoastforum.org

Thursday, August 22 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by William Reinsch on “Globalization, Inequality and Trade Policy.”

Stephen Walt
Mid-Maine Global Forum

Wednesday, August 21 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Waterville, and Colby College, for a Mid-Maine Global Forum talk by Stephen Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he served as Academic Dean from 2002 to 2006.  His talk is “The Hell of Good Intentions: American Foreign Policy and the Decline of U.S. Primacy.” 

Tuesday, August 20 at 2:00 pm

Superpower: How Renewables Are Transforming America’s Energy Future

What’s new in renewable energy?

In April, 23 percent of America’s electricity came from renewables, surpassing coal for the first time. Ten states, and Puerto Rico and Washington DC, have policies in place to run on 100 percent clean power in coming decades.

Monday, August 19 at 2:00 pm

American Hate & the Law: Discourse Disrupters

How should the American legal system cope with a new era of hate speech? In this episode, host John Donvan sits down two top legal minds thinking about free speech today. Join former ACLU president Nadine Strossen and New York University professor Thane Rosenbaum for an in-depth discussion on the future and limits of free speech in America. 

Friday, August 16 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, August 15 at 2:00 pm

George Packer
In Conversation with Clara Jeffery

Wednesday, August 14 at 2:00 pm

George Will: The Future of Conservatism

George Will has been a columnist for The Washington Post since 1974 and is one of the most influential political pundits today. He is vocally dissatisfied with the directions that both the American Right and Left have dragged the nation. His new book, The Conservative Sensibility, asks Americans to revisit their history books and remind themselves of the values America was founded upon—values which he sees both sides of the aisle straying dangerously far from.

Tuesday, August 13 at 2:00 pm

What Comes Next? How the World's Most Violent Places Recover

The most violent places today are not at war. Eighty-three percent of all violent deaths occur outside of conflict zones, and in 2015, more people died violently in Brazil than in Syria’s civil war. Yet multiple places which were once engulfed in violence and instability have recovered and have since formed stable democracies.

Dr. Susan Purcell
www.midcoastforum.org

Monday, August 12 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by Dr. Susan Kaufman Purcell, an independent consultant on Latin America based in Miami, Florida, about the current situation in Venezuela.

Friday, August 9 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, August 8 at 2:00 pm

Secretary George Shultz: Thinking About the Future

Wednesday, August 7 at 2:00 pm

LIVING ON EARTH

Tuesday, August 6 at 2:00 pm

NEW YORKER RADIO HOUR

Monday, August 5 at 2:00 pm

Space Flight

What is the future of space flight? With a successful Nasa landing on Mars and more commercial space travel in development than ever before, astronautical engineers are taking us into a new age. From lift off to landing, rapid innovations are radically changing what's possible and bringing us much closer to outer space.

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