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.

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10:14 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Asia: The Three Nots

Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation
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Dean Cheng brings detailed knowledge of China’s military and space capabilities to bear as The Heritage Foundation’s research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs. He specializes in China’s military and foreign policy, in particular its relationship with the rest of Asia and with the United States.

Cheng has written extensively on China’s military doctrine, technological implications of its space program and “dual use” issues associated with the communist nation’s industrial and scientific infrastructure.

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12:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The EEU and Its Relationship to the U.S.

American University Professor Michelle Egan
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American University Professor Michelle Egan speaks about the relationship between the European Union and our country. She is the author of a number of books including Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the US.

Currently she is Chair of the EU Studies Association (EUSA), the largest professional organization that focuses on the EU.

This discussion was recorded on August 4, 2014 in Northport, Maine.

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2:26 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

The Follies of U.S. Foreign Policy

John Mearsheimer
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Speaking in Maine takes us next Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations for an address by University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer, speaking on “The Follies of US Foreign Policy.” Mearsheimer is the author of “The Tragedy of Great Power Politics”, “The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” and “Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics”

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Cold War History
12:06 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Journalist and author Stephen Kinzer's Kinzer’s most recent book is The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War.
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  Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.”

Kinzer’s most recent book is The Brothers. John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War, published in October, 2013.

This discussion was recorded on June 16, 2014 in Northport, Maine.

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International Affairs
10:34 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Today's Foreign Policy Challenges

R. Nicholas Burns, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
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  R. Nicholas Burns is Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He spoke at the World Affairs Council of Maine's Annual Meeting about Foreign Policy Challenges facing the United States.

This discussion was recorded on June 18, 2014 at the The Portland Club.

More information about this event is located here: www.wacmaine.org

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1:19 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Getting Down to Business on Climate Action

Lisa Pohlmann, Exec. Dir. of NRCM introduces the panel of speakers on June 6, 2014 at the Portland Masonic Temple
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  The Natural Resources Council of Maine and the Portland Regional Chamber hosted a panel discussion about climate change focusing on how the regional climate initiative (RGGI) has impacted Maine businesses. Also discussed was the brand-new U.S. EPA carbon pollution standards that ask the rest of the country’s power plants to adopt the standards adhered to by Maine. The panel consisted of Senator Angus King (I-Maine); U.S.

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Domestic Surveillance
1:07 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Techno-Snooping: Privacy, Technology, & the Evolving Rule of Law

NSA, Google, Apple, Yahoo!, Skype, Facebook logos
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The issue of striking the proper balance between privacy and security is topic of increased discussion among the citizenry in the U.S. The revelation that classified, systematic, domestic surveillance by the NSA has been taking place has made this issue front-and-center as of late. A panel discussion between renowned jurists, scholars and authors illuminate how we got here, emerging court battles and the broad range of implications.

The panel included:

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4:57 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Tom Daschle

Tom Daschle, former Senator from South Dakota
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Former U.S. senator and majority leader from South Dakota Tom Daschle who served in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to 2005 delivered Colby College's Senator George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture. Senator Daschle is one of the longest-serving Senate Democratic leaders in history and the only one to serve twice as both majority and minority leader. Senator Daschle's talk was recorded April 16, 2014 at Colby College in Waterville.

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