Speaking in Maine One of the many public affairs lecture series Maine Public Radio presents weekdays at 2:00 pm, Speaking in Maine features diverse speakers recorded in towns and cities throughout the state of Maine.
Speaking in Maine

Speaking in Maine

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One of the many public affairs lecture series Maine Public Radio presents weekdays at 2:00 pm, Speaking in Maine features diverse speakers recorded in towns and cities throughout the state of Maine.

Most Recent Episodes

Impeachment Trial - The Health of the World's Oceans will be streamed

Thursday, January 23 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Rockport, and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by Dr. Deborah Bronk, President and CEO of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, on the health of the World's Oceans.

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Maine and Arctic Climate Change

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.

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Racing, Concussions and the Road to Recovery

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

Iraq after ISIS: Caught between the United States and Iran

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,

Defense and Diplomacy in an Uncertain World

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.

Evening For The Environment

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.

Universal Health Care: Is It possible in Maine?

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.

An Optimistic Vision for a Sustainable, Wild, and Socially Just World

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.

The Myth of Electability: What it Really Takes for Women to Win

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.

2019 Lovejoy Award: Honoring the Journalists Who Sacrificed Their Lives in 2018

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.

2019 Lovejoy Award: Honoring the Journalists Who Sacrificed Their Lives in 2018

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