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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 .

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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 .

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Speaking in Maine

Latest release on Oct 03, 2020

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Rank #1: Pakistan

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Monday, March 16 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Rockport, and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk on Pakistan, Afghanistan and South Asia. Mr. Shuja Nawaz, Distinguished Fellow at the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC, talks about the US role in the region and the recent agreement between the US and the Taliban.

Mar 11 2020

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Rank #2: Camden Conference: Maria Ressa and Lydia Cacho Ribeiro

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Thursday, March 5 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us back to the recent Camden Conference focusing on The Media Revolution: Changing The World . We hear from Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler.com, an online news organization in the Philippines, on Fighting Back With Data . Following that, we hear from Mexican investigative journalist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro, a Goodwill ambassador for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, who speaks on Journalism That Tells The Truths- A Task For The Brave.

Feb 28 2020

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Rank #3: Camden Conference: Joshua Tucker and Kathleen Hall Jamieson

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Wednesday, March 4 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us back to the recent Camden Conference focusing on The Media Revolution: Changing The World . The second of three programs features Joshua Tucker from New York University speaking on Social Media, Democracy, Fake News And Fact Checking , followed by Kathleen Hall Jamieson from the University of Pennsylvania, who focuses on Cyberwar: Coping With The Challenges Posed By Trolls And Hackers .

Feb 28 2020

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Rank #4: Outer Space: Cooperation or Confrontation?

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Thursday, February 20 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Rockport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk on “Outer Space: Cooperation or Confrontation?" by Frank Rose, senior fellow for security and strategy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution

Feb 12 2020

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Rank #5: The Health of the World's Oceans

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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.

Jan 16 2020

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Rank #6: Maine and Arctic Climate Change

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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.

Jan 02 2020

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Rank #7: Racing, Concussions and the Road to Recovery

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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

Dec 11 2019

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Rank #8: Iraq after ISIS: Caught between the United States and Iran

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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.

Nov 08 2019

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Rank #9: Defense and Diplomacy in an Uncertain World

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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.

Nov 08 2019

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Rank #10: Evening For The Environment

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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.

Oct 31 2019

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