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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 .

Latest Episodes

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,

48 MIN1 w ago
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Iraq after ISIS: Caught between the United States and Iran

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.

58 MIN1 w ago
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Defense and Diplomacy in an Uncertain World

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.

58 MIN2 w ago
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Evening For The Environment

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.

61 MIN3 w ago
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Universal Health Care: Is It possible in Maine?

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.

57 MINOCT 18
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An Optimistic Vision for a Sustainable, Wild, and Socially Just World

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.

58 MINOCT 18
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The Myth of Electability: What it Really Takes for Women to Win

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.

58 MINOCT 12
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2019 Lovejoy Award: Honoring the Journalists Who Sacrificed Their Lives in 2018

Migration from Guatemala to the US

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.

57 MINSEP 27
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Migration from Guatemala to the US

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

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.

58 MINSEP 12
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Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

Turning the Tide: Maine’s Path Forward in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

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.”

55 MINSEP 3
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Turning the Tide: Maine’s Path Forward in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Latest Episodes

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,

48 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Iraq after ISIS: Caught between the United States and Iran

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.

58 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Defense and Diplomacy in an Uncertain World

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.

58 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Evening For The Environment

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.

61 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Universal Health Care: Is It possible in Maine?

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.

57 MINOCT 18
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An Optimistic Vision for a Sustainable, Wild, and Socially Just World

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.

58 MINOCT 18
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The Myth of Electability: What it Really Takes for Women to Win

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.

58 MINOCT 12
Comments
2019 Lovejoy Award: Honoring the Journalists Who Sacrificed Their Lives in 2018

Migration from Guatemala to the US

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.

57 MINSEP 27
Comments
Migration from Guatemala to the US

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

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.

58 MINSEP 12
Comments
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

Turning the Tide: Maine’s Path Forward in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

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.”

55 MINSEP 3
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Turning the Tide: Maine’s Path Forward in Addressing the Opioid Crisis
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