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.

Wednesday, April 27 at 1:00 pm

A Panel Discussion On Climate Change and Future Agriculture Production

What actions can be taken at the local, national and transnational level to ensure that growing populations are able to feed themselves and generations to come while adapting to gradual or even rapid changes in the climate?

Tuesday, April 26 at 1:00 pm

Michael Eric Dyson

The speaker is Michael Eric Dyson, a Sociology professor at Georgetown University, an Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times, and author of, The Black President: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America.

Monday, April 25 at 1:00 pm

Alec Ross

Leading innovation expert Alec Ross will explain what’s next for the world in new technologies….. the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years, and how we can navigate them.

Friday, April 22 at 1:00 pm

International Week in Review

Hour two only. Note: this is in addition to the National Week in Review broadcast at 2:00 pm.

Thursday, April 21 at 1:00 pm

Imprisioned by Profit: Media and Democracy

A talk by Indian journalist Palagummi Sainath. He believes the media around the world is, for the most part, imprisoned by profit and not politically free.

Wednesday, April 20 at 1:00 pm

Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibonda

The U-Maine law school recorded a talk by Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda of Zimbabwe on "Overcoming Food Insecurity: Ideas and Inspiration from Zimbabwe to Maine."

Tuesday, April 19 at 1:00 pm

Ellen Malcolm

Ellen Malcolm, who in 1985 launched EMILY’s List which has grown into a powerhouse political organization over three million members strong, focused on creating change by electing pro-choice women to office.

Monday, April 18 at 1:00 pm

Fred Kaplan

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan examines the history of cyberwar and considers its implications for future conflicts.

Thursday, April 14 at 1:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland for a panel discussion on “Abortion Rights Today” in Maine presented by Maine Jewish Film Festival, The U Maine School of Law and Justice for Women.

Wednesday, April 13 at 1:00 pm

Ayanna Howard

The speaker is Ayanna Howard, founder of the Human Automation Systems Laboratory and a member of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech. Howard is an optimistic and vocal champion of artificial intelligence.

Tuesday, April 12 at 1:00 pm

A panel discussion on corporate commitment to social justice and sustainable development.

Monday, April 11 at 1:00 pm

Cars of the Future

In the U.S. personal vehicles account for nearly one fifth of all our greenhouse gas emissions. And if you add in trucks, trains, planes and ships, it's more than a quarter of our contribution to climate pollution.

Friday, April 8 at 1:00 pm

International Week in Review

Hour two only. Note: this is in addition to the National Week in Review broadcast at 2:00 pm.

Thursday, April 7 at 1:00 pm

The Simplicity of Everything

Speaker is Neil Turok, Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Turok disputes claims that we may have reached the end of what physics can discover about the origins and structure of the universe.

Wednesday, April 6 at 1:00 pm

Climate, Science, Hope and Worry

Scientists and politicians agree that the goals set in the Paris Climate Summit for dialing back global warming are only the tip of the iceberg. With 2015 breaking the record for the hottest year ever, and 2014 holding the number two spot, CLIMATE ONE explores ideas for how to handle the anxiety and stress that many of us are feeling about all this.