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, September 23 at 2:00 pm

International Week In Review 

Hour two only.  Note: this is in addition to the National Week in Review broadcast at 10:00 am.

Ambassador Steven E. Steiner
midcoastforum.org

Speaking In Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk by Ambassador Steven Steiner on "Building Peace Through the Empowerment of Women in Post-Conflict Countries."

Wednesday, September 21 at 2:00 pm

BBC Correspondent Bill Hayton:  Who Owns the South China Sea?

The South China Sea is where China’s rising ambitions are colliding with the United States’ global role. This strategic competition is interacting in dangerous and unpredictable ways.

Bill Hayton will explain the sometimes bizarre origins of the various territorial claims and suggest how they might be resolved.

Tuesday, September 20 at 2:00 pm

Global Philanthropy Forum 2016, with a focus on "The Jobs Challenge" 

Monday, September 19 at 2:00 pm

Climate Change:  Has the EPA Gone Overboard?

Friday, September 16 at 2:00 pm

International Week In Review 

Hour two only.  Note: this is in addition to the National Week in Review broadcast at 10:00 am.

Thursday, September 15 at 2:00 pm

NEXT

NEXT, hosted by John Dankosky based at WNPR, is a New England regional public radio program that focuses on the rapid changes taking place in New England.  The show looks at trends, challenges, and new opportunities. It asks the questions: “Where are we now? How did we get here? And what’s next?”

To listen to the audio of “NEXT,” please click HERE.

Wednesday, September 14 at 2:00 pm

Human Health and Social Equity in a Hot World

Fossil fuels have lifted nations into the modern era, bringing wealth and well-being to many. But as we turn away from these carbon intensive energy sources, will the promise of jobs and prosperity from a clean energy society, be fulfilled? Or will the gulf between the haves and have-nots simply widen? And how will we protect everyone from the health impacts of a hot world?

Tuesday, September 13 at 2:00 pm

The Sorrows Of Empire

IDEAS looks at “The American Empire” which has been called everything from a "reluctant empire" to "a colossus with attention deficit disorder."  With the 15th anniversary of 9/11, IDEAS revisits an interview with academic Chalmers Johnson who “suggested that failure in Iraq might mark the beginning of the end of the American Empire.”  Mary O’Connell, IDEAS producer, continues the discussion with historian Alfred McCoy.

Monday, September 12 at 2:00 pm

Above the Law?  Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus and Beyond

A panel discussion on the current policies and laws in place on college campuses regarding sexual assault. The panel will address whether the policies and laws are working as intended and whether existing standards are fair and meeting various goals.

Friday, September 9 at 2:00 pm

International Week In Review

Hour two only.  Note: this is in addition to the National Week in Review broadcast at 10:00 am.

Thursday, September 8 at 2:00 pm

 

A Global Solution to Climate Change? 

 

Join a conversation that will address the pressing questions about the global solutions to climate change. 

To listen to the audio of “A Global Solution to Climate Change?” on World Affairs online, please click HERE.

Wednesday, September 7 at 2:00 pm

Madawaskan Rebellion Documentary

This documentary tells the story with first-hand accounts of a dramatic strike at Fraser Paper Company in Madawaska, Maine in 1971. The peak of the tale is a violent confrontation between state police and men, women, and children who blocked paper from being moved by rail outside the mill.

Tuesday, September 6 at 2:00 pm

Justice In An Unjust World

A panel discussion on "Justice In An Unjust World" looks at how international war criminals are brought to justice and how they can be held accountable if they can't be found.  

To listen to the audio of “Justice In An Unjust World” on World Affairs online, please click HERE.

Friday, September 2 at 2:00 pm

International Week In Review 

Hour two only.  Note: this is in addition to the National Week in Review broadcast at 10:00 am.

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