Story in the Public Square

  • Evelyn Farkas

    Evelyn Farkas on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air dates: December 16-17, 2017 Since 2013, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University has announced a “Story of the Year,” the narrative that had the biggest impact on American public life in the preceding 12 months. This week we’re joined by, Evelyn Farkas, whose work in and out of government gives her special insight into this year’s top story. Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas is a nonresident senior fellow at … Read More

  • Unified Health Infrastructure Project

    Continuing UHIP debacle named R. I. Story of the Year 

    Panel of 18 judges decide fourth annual Pell Center contest         By: G. Wayne Miller NEWPORT, R.I – The continuing problems related to the state’s public-benefits computer system known as Unified Health Infrastructure Project, or UHIP, has been voted the 2017 Pell Center Rhode Island Story of the Year by a panel of 18 judges from local media and academia.   UHIP was launched in September 2016. Still unresolved 15 months later, the UHIP debacle has caused lengthy delays in payments, problems with verification … Read More

  • Matthew Gault on Story in the Public Square

    Matthew Gault on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: December 9-10, 2017 The United States is engaged in nuclear brinksmanship with a reclusive despot whose regime is determined to develop nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them to the United States. Matthew Gault argues that the American public isn’t worried enough about these issues. “This is civilization ending. This is no iPhones, tomorrow,” said Gault. Matthew Gault is a journalist whose work has appeared in Vice, … Read More

  • Tara Copp on Story in the Public Square

    Tara Copp on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: November 17-18, 2017 Whether it’s a film like “Saving Private Ryan,” or a memoir like “A Helmet for My Pillow,” the temptation to romanticize war—and the Second World War, in particular—is part of American life. Tara Copp made sense of her own experience in the Iraq war, by understanding her grandfather’s service more than 70 years ago. Copp is an accomplished journalist, and is currently the Pentagon Bureau … Read More

  • Admiral Jeffrey Harley

    Rear Admiral Jeffrey Harley on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air Dates: November 25-26, 2017 Among its many missions, the U.S. military also operates a system of schools that provide professional military education—or PME—to rising leaders in each service. Therefore, Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Harley has charted a new path for the U.S. Naval War College at a time of historic global challenges. Admiral Harley is the 56th President of the U.S. Naval War College. Now in his second year as president, Harley … Read More

  • Christopher Brown author

    Christopher Brown on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air dates: November 18-19, 2017 Dystopian fiction has become increasingly popular in today’s culture with the rise of books brought to the big screen. For example, The Hunger Games and the recent Hulu series, The Handmaid’s Tale. Speculative fiction, from the most fantastic science fiction to the bleakest dystopias, shines a light on current issues and the reality we know in the here and now. Writer and lawyer, Christopher Brown uses … Read More

  • Esther Schor on Story in the Public Square

    Esther Schor on “Story in the Public Square”

    Air dates: November 11-12, 2017 This week’s guest on “Story in the Public Square,” Professor Esther Schor, puts Emma Lazarus’ famous poem on the Statue of Liberty, “The New Colossus,” into historic and contemporary context. Esther Schor is a Professor of English at Princeton University and author of an excellent biography of the poet, Emma Lazarus. She earned her BA in English and Music and Ph.D. in English from Yale, with … Read More

  • Charles Dorn higher education

    Charles Dorn on “Story in the Public Square,” November 4, 2017

    Higher education in the United States is a nearly-$600 billion per year industry that some observers describe as unsustainable and on the verge of a fundamental crisis. Guest, Charles Dorn argues those stories are overblown and that colleges and universities can still serve the common good. Charles Dorn is a Professor of Education, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Associate Affirmative Action Officer at Bowdoin College. Professor Dorn’s research into … Read More

  • Miller, Segal, Ludes

    Adam Segal on “Story in the Public Square,” October 28, 2017

    For more than 20 years, experts have warned about a “digital-Pearl Harbor” when the West’s dependence on information technology would be exploited at great cost and peril.  Adam Segal argues that the reality of the cyber threat has proven more complex and dangerous than expected. Adam Segal is the Ira A. Lipman chair in emerging technologies and national security and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the … Read More

  • Stephen Pimpare on “Story in the Public Square” October 7, 2017

    More than forty million Americans live in poverty today. Guest, Stephen Pimpare, looks at the way the poor and the homeless are portrayed in public life—and it doesn’t match the reality he knows. Stephen Pimpare is a professor of the Master in Public Policy program and a Faculty Fellow of the Carsey School of Public Policy. The author of three books and some sixty articles, essays, and reviews on poverty, … Read More

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