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Friday February 5, 2016  

12:00 pm: Here and Now

1:00 pm: City Arts and Lectures

W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell, self-described socio-political comedian, known especially for his candid take on race. Bell is best known for his critically acclaimed FX comedy series, “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.”



Monday February 8, 2016

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

Maine Literacy Initiative

Literacy experts now encourage parents to start reading to their children every day as soon as they’re born.  We’ll discuss the lifetime impact of early literacy and what the state is doing to increase literacy levels in Maine, including the “Read to Me Challenge” underway for the month of February.

1:00 pm: World Affairs

Religion and the Islamic State

William McCants, fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, discusses how religious fervor, strategic calculation and doomsday prophecy shaped the Islamic State's past and foreshadows its future.

Tuesday February 9, 2016

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

Everyday Wellness 

People are inundated with information about healthful living in today’s media, but much of it is conflicting.  What advice is most important?  What can we ignore? What are small changes each of us can make to improve our lives and our future health?  We’ll also discuss the concept of wellness-based medicine. 

1:00pm: Alternative Radio

The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Dean Baker, a former professor of economics at Bucknell University, and co-director of the Center for Economic Policy Research in Washington, discusses the TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Wednesday February 10, 2016

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

Race for the White House 

On the day after the New Hampshire primary, we check in with political pundits to see who’s up and who’s down in the race for their party’s presidential nomination.


1:00 pm: Commonwealth Club of California

A panel discussion on the U.S. and global economies, where they are headed and what should be done to keep them on track. 

Thursday February 11, 2016

12:00 pm: Maine Calling – SUPER THURSDAY

TV Options

TV viewing options are now almost as plentiful as TV shows worth watching. We’ll hear from two techies on ways to watch TV without having to spend a fortune on your cable bill.  Learn how to navigate the television options – cable, satellite, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon, Netflix or simply over-the-air?  

1:00 pm: TED Radio Hour

Topic TBD 

Friday February 12, 2016  

12:00 pm: Here and Now

1:00 - 3:00 pm: PBS Democratic Primary Debate

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