Story in the Public Square

  • Eric-Bennett

    February 25, 2017 – “Story in the Public Square”

    This week, hosts Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller are joined by a remarkably talented scholar and novelist whose work, whether for academic or popular audiences, traces the role of both narrative and truth in public life. Eric Bennett is the author of Workshops of Empire: Stegner, Engle, and American Creative Writing during the Cold War, and the novel A Big Enough Lie.  His fiction has appeared in A Public … Read More

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    February 18, 2017 – “Story in the Public Square”

    This week we’re joined by public diplomacy scholar, practitioner Katherine Brown

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    February 11, 2017 – “Story in the Public Square”

    Emmy-winning Filmmaker Marc Smerling chronicles some of America’s most notorious criminals.

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    February 4, 2017 – “Story in the Public Square”

    Playwright, professor Jonathan Alexandratos argues that toys are texts

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    January 28, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”

    Journalist, professor Dan Fagin discusses the power of science to explain the world around us.

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    January 21, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”

    Native American activists Lorén Spears, Christian Hopkins discuss the power of storytelling this week on “Story in the Public Square.”

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    January 14, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”

    National security expert, author Tom Nichols discusses the death of expertise this week on “Story in the Public Square.”

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    “Story in the Public Square” to be broadcast weekly on Rhode Island PBS, SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S.

    Newport, R.I.—The Pell Center at Salve Regina University will broadcast new weekly episodes of “Story in the Public Square” on Rhode Island PBS and nationally on satellite radio provider SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. channel 124 beginning the weekend of January 14, 2017. Hosted by Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller, visiting fellow and director of the Story in the Public Square initiative, the new episodes will feature interviews with today’s best print, screen, music, and … Read More

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    “Truth: The First Casualty” – The 2016 National Story of the Year

    Newport, R.I. – The assault on fact and truth in public life, fueled by fake news and propaganda, has been named the 2016 National Story of the Year by the Pell Center at Salve Regina University. “The Story of the Year identifies the most important narrative to emerge in public life in the previous 12 months,” said G. Wayne Miller, visiting fellow at the Pell Center and director of the … Read More

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    ‘Truck tolls’ roads, bridges plan named R. I. Story of the Year

    Newport, R.I. – Governor Gina Raimondo’s ambitious and controversial plan to modernize aging state roads and bridges – in part, through the imposition of tolls on trucks – has been voted the 2016 Pell Center Rhode Island Story of the Year. Raimondo’s blueprint, approved by the General Assembly in February, was selected by a panel of 19 judges from the media and academia. Runners-up in the annual contest were the … Read More

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