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.

Mary Bonauto

Nov 18, 2015

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.

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Orono and the University of Maine for this year's Cohen Lecture. 

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen; Gen. Joseph Ralston, former supreme allied commander in Europe; and Ambassador Nicholas Burns, former under secretary of state for political affairs discuss America’s response to global instability.

They talk about what happens behind the scenes at the White House, Pentagon and in Congress as decisions are made about war and peace.

For more on the lecture, click here.

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Speaking in Maine takes us next to Orono and the University of Maine for this year’s George Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability. The speaker is University of Colorado professor and author Roger Pielke Jr. His topic is "When Science Meets Politics: Symphony or Slugfest?"

For more about Pielke and the lecture, click here.

Bates College

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Lewiston and Bates College for a conversation with U.S. Sen. Angus King, as part of the Civic Forum Series sponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships.

For more on the talk, entitled "How Washington Works (Or Doesn't)," click here.


Oct 21, 2015
Midcoast Forum

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk by Bloomberg News Senior Correspondent Indira Lakshmanan.

Her talk, "Iran," includes insight into the talks leading up to the nuclear agreement with Iran, as she traveled with both Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.

For more on Lakshmanan and the Forum, click here.