Speaking in Maine

Occasional weekdays at 1:00 pm

One of the many public affairs lecture series MPBN Radio presents weekdays at 1:00 pm, Speaking in Maine features diverse speakers recorded in towns and cities throughout the state of Maine. The program is produced by Ed Morin, Gordon Fellis and Jonathan Woodward. The Executive Producer for Speaking in Maine is Charles Beck.

Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport for a recent meeting of the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations.

The guest speaker is Dr. Andrew Bacevich, author and Boston University professor emeritus of history and international relations, speaking on “America’s War for the Greater Middle East.”

For more on Bacevich and the Midcoast Forum, click here.

Jay Field / MPBN

Speaking in Maine takes us next the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk by U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine.

In "A Policy for the Arctic Region," King reflects on various current issues, from expanded Arctic shipping to climate change politics and the U.S. Senate.

For more on King and the Midcoast Forum, click here.

Unity College

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Rockland for a panel discussion sponsored by the Georges River Land Trust, “Climate Change and Our Economy: A Positive Vision for Maine in an Era of Rapid Climate Change,” moderated by Unity College President Dr. Stephen Mulkey.

Panelists include Natural Resources Council of Maine Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann, Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club Director Glen Brand, and ReVision Energy co-founder William Behrens.

For more on the talk, click here.

Mark Vogelzang / MPBN

Speaking in Maine takes us next to USM for a panel discussion moderated by MPBN’s Jennifer Rooks on the role of religion in conflicts and how religion can be a positive or a negative force in the society.

The talk, titled "Beyond Nostra Aetate: Interreligious Dialogue in a Time of Conflict," featured a panel made up of religious leaders in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith.

For more information on the talk, click here.

Mary Bonauto

Nov 18, 2015
GLAD

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and USM for the Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service.

The speaker is Mary Bonauto, civil rights project director at GLAD, who has been at the center of the movement toward same-sex marriage in America for more than two decades.

Earlier this year, Bonauto successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in the historic case establishing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide.

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