Public Policy

  • Sister Helen Prejean on "Story in the Public Square"

    Dead Man Walking with Sister Helen Prejean

    Air Dates: September 22-24, 2018 Since 1976, nearly 1500 Americans have been executed in the name of justice. Sister Helen Prejean, though, cautions about the human cost of the death penalty and the innocent victims wrongfully put to death. Sister Helen Prejean was born on April 21, 1939, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She joined the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille in 1957 (now know as the Congregation of St. … Read More

  • Mark Blyth on Story in the Public Square

    Why American Debt is Good with Mark Blyth

    Air Dates: September 15-17, 2018 One of the most persistent ideas in the politics of the West, whether we’re talking about Europe or the United States, is that government debt is best attacked through reducing government spending. Mark Blyth, warns though, that “austerity,” as such plans are known, is a historically dangerous idea. Blyth received his PhD in political science from Columbia University in 1999 and taught at the Johns … Read More

  • Gary Glassman on Story in the Public Square

    A New Look at Native America with Gary Glassman

    Air Dates: September 8-10, 2018 One of America’s persistent myths is that the first European migrants to the so-called “new world,” found a largely uninhabited continent. In a new documentary, Gary Glassman brings alive the thriving cities, social networks, art, and science of Native America. Gary Glassman is a producer and director whose documentaries aired on NOVA/PBS, The History Channel, the BBC, National Geographic and The Discovery Channel, among other … Read More

  • Julie Marron on Story in the Public Square

    Julie Marron Brings us Social Justice Documentaries with a Twist

    Air Dates: September 1-3, 2018 “Four games in Fall” lingers in the sports’-fan’s ear like a claxon in the night.  It was the punishment Tom Brady served for his role in “deflate-gate.” Julie Marron argues, however, that Brady, despite his iconic status, was not treated fairly or justly—and the reasons why matter to all of us. Marron is the writer and director of Lemon Martini Productions. Prior to her filmmaking career, … Read More

  • Molly McKew on "Story in the Public Square"

    The Weaponized Narrative with Molly McKew

    Air Dates: August 11-13, 2018 “Weaponized narrative” is a relatively new term surfacing over the last couple of years, but information has long been an element of national power and a weapon when employed by skilled operators. Guest, Molly McKew warns the United States and its Western allies face a foe tremendously skilled and motivated in the use of information as a weapon. Molly K McKew is a foreign policy … Read More

  • Caroline Orr on Story in the Public Square

    Caroline Orr Gets to the Core of Disinformation

    Air Dates: July 28-30, 2018 According to the Director of National Intelligence, Russia attacked American democracy in 2016, and the attacks continue to this day. The information the intelligence community used to draw that conclusion is classified—but guest, Caroline Orr uses an incredible array of open-source information and data analytics to produce a sophisticated understanding of the political warfare targeting the United States. Caroline Orr is a freelance journalist, researcher, … Read More

  • Gregg Easterbrook on Story in the Public Square

    Optimism in the Age of Fear with Gregg Easterbrook

    Air Dates: July 14-16, 2018 The conventional wisdom—the story that dominates public life—is that the world is falling apart. Literally, our infrastructure is crumbling. Our politics are devolving.  Sea levels are rising. Gregg Easterbrook reminds us, however, that the reality of human experience is not that bleak and that there is opportunity in tackling the great issues we face. Gregg Easterbrook is the author of eleven books, including The New … Read More

  • Ross Douthat on "Story in the Public Square"

    The Future of Catholicism with Ross Douthat

    Air Dates: June 23-25, 2018 Pope Francis has captured the hearts of Catholics – and non-Catholics alike. Ross Douthat however, warns that the very things that make the Pope so popular, come with real risks for the Church. Ross Douthat is a conservative columnist for The New York Times, and the youngest columnist ever at the paper. He was just 30 years old when he was hired. He is the … Read More

  • Jamestown Board of Canvassers Fake News Presentation

    Ludes to give “Fake News Presentation” on June 12th at Jamestown Town Hall

    The Jamestown Board of Canvassers will host a “Fake News Presentation” featuring Dr. Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, at Salve Regina University, on Tuesday, June 12th, 7 p.m. at the Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown. Urban myths and gossip have populated the Internet for a number of years. Even before that, people “in the know,” those with inside information, … Read More

  • Larry Tye on Story in the Public Square

    Bobby Kennedy, the Liberal Icon as told by Larry Tye

    Air Dates: June 2-4, 2018 Bobby Kennedy had a reputation as a tough, even ruthless politician; however, Larry Tye believes he evolved into a liberal icon grounded in a personal authenticity. Larry Tye is a New York Times bestselling author whose most recent book is a biography of Robert F. Kennedy, the former attorney general, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate. Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, explores RFK’s … Read More

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