Speaking in Maine

Occasional weekdays at 2:00 pm

One of the many public affairs lecture series Maine Public Radio presents weekdays at 2:00 pm, In partnership with many civic minding organizations and education institutions from all around the state, Speaking in Maine features diverse speakers addressing many of the important issues of our day. The program is produced by Lucy Soucek. The Executive Producer for Speaking in Maine is Charles Beck.

Dr. Paul Andrew Mayewski
www.midcoastforum.org

Monday, January 6 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Camden and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by Professor Paul Mayewski.   His talk on "Maine and Arctic Climate Change" looks at both the dangers ahead and also offers ways that we might be able to mitigate its affects.
 


Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins
usm.maine.edu

Thursday, December 19 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to the University of Southern Maine, for a talk with NASCAR race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr, and his doctor, Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins, about Earnhardt’s experience with and recovery from concussions. Together they will share the story of Dale’s return to health after suffering multiple racing-related concussions and Micky’s unique treatment approach that put him on the road to recovery

Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman
www.midcoastforum.org

Tuesday, November 12 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Rockland and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations.    Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman, president of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, spoke about the main factors he said we should all follow to see whether Iraq is on a positive or negative path to creating a stable democracy that represents all of its people.  The session covered a wide range of issues involving the situation with the Kurds, the situation in Syria, and Ambassador Silliman's view of the current situation in the Department of State.

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen and Former Secretary of State John Kerry
www.mainepublic.org

Monday, November 11 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Orono and U Maine for the 2019 William S. Cohen Lecture Series with Former Secretary of State John Kerry and Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen.  Their talk was titled: “Defense and Diplomacy in an Uncertain World.”  Topics ranged from climate change, Washington's ongoing impeachment inquiry, the race for 2020, and the Trump presidency.

usm.maine.edu and http://richardlouv.com/

Monday, November 4 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland for the annual Evening for the Environment gathering held by the Maine Conservation Voters with Governor Janet Mills and Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder.  The event celebrated the monumental policy victories of 2019 and inspired people to continue protecting Maine.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Professor David Stoll
www.midcoastforum.org

Thursday, October 3 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations.    David Stoll, a Professor of Anthropology at Middlebury College, speaks about Guatemala, immigration and the United States – and possible solutions to the current situation.  

Andrew Weber
www.midcoastforum.org/

Wednesday, September 18 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations.   Andrew Weber speaks on past and present-day efforts at controlling and eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

Michael Botticelli
maine.gov

Thursday, September 5 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Augusta and Governor Mill’s recent Opioid Response Summit.  The speaker is Michael Botticelli, the former White House Director of National Drug Control Policy.  We’ll hear his keynote address: “Turning the Tide: Maine’s Path Forward in Addressing the Opioid Crisis.”

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.” 

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.

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