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Friday February 12, 2016  

12:00 pm: Here and Now


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

Recorded previous evening. (two hours)



Monday February 15, 2016

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

College Counseling

Why now is the right time for high school juniors (and sophomores) to start thinking about planning for college – navigating the application process, FAFSA, CSS and more.


1:00 pm: Intelligence Squared

An oxford style debate on the following motion: 

Lifespans are Long Enough.

The average American can expect to live for 78.8 years, an improvement over the days before clean water and vaccines, when life expectancy was closer to 50, but still not long enough for most of us. What are the ethical and social consequences of radically increasing lifespans? Should we accept a “natural” end, or should we find a cure to aging?


Tuesday February 16, 2016

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

Actor Jim Carter

Jim Carter, who plays Mr. Carson on the PBS hit show, Downton Abbey, joins us to talk about the final season of Downton and his work to raise money for victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal last April.


1:00pm: World Affairs

A panel discussion on cyberspace security, privacy and national security.

Wednesday February 17, 2016

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

Infection Borne Diseases

How worried should Mainers be about the Zika virus?  What will our (so far) mild winter mean for the tic and mosquito populations in the spring and summer?


1:00 pm: America Abroad

Fighting ISIS at Home and Abroad

The latest attacks in the Middle East, Paris, and San Bernadino have proven the fight against ISIS is not limited to a country or even a region -- it's a fight against an ideology. America Abroad discusses the military strategies to defeat ISIS and what communities can do to prevent extremism at home.

Thursday February 18, 2016

12:00 pm: Maine Calling

Tom Andrews

The former Maine Congressman discusses his work fighting genocide and helping refugees from war-torn regions of the world. 


1:00 pm: Commonwealth Club of California

Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry

As secretary of Defense, Dr. Perry galvanized efforts to secure nuclear stockpiles inherited by former Soviet states and presided over the dismantlement of more than 8,000 nuclear weapons.


Friday February 19, 2016  

12:00 pm: Here and Now

1:00 pm: Ideas from the CBC

Blood and Earth

The speaker is Kevin Bales, author of “Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide and the Secret to Saving the World.”



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