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.

Peter Galbraith

Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith is the Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, where his work focuses on Iraq, the greater Middle East, and conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction, specifically in the Balkans, Indonesia, Iraq, India/Pakistan, and Southeast Asia.

For the Midcoast Forum on Public Relations, Galbraith presents "Iraq and Syria, What's Next?"

For more on Galbraith or the Midcoast Forum, click here.

Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and nonresident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. In this Speaking in Maine, recorded Oct. 27 at the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, Telhami presents "The Middle East and (What's Left Of) Syria." For more on the presentation and on Telhami, click here.

On Oct. 20, 2014, James Tierney, Columbia Law School faculty and former Maine attorney general, delivered an address on the effect of immigrants on Maine’s economy.

Tierney served as attorney general of Maine from 1980 to 1990. He currently practices as a consultant to attorneys general and others regarding state regulatory structures and multistate initiatives. Tierney is a graduate of the University of Maine and its School of Law.

Speaking in Maine takes us to Orono and UMaine for the annual George J Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability. The speaker is Bill Clark, professor of international science, public policy and human development at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He speaks on “Sustainability Science” — linking knowledge with action in support of sustainable development.

Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow. He has spent four decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.