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“Story in the Public Square”

June 2, 2018: Sofie Karasek

Sexual assaults happen on America’s college campuses more frequently than anyone wants to admit. This week’s guest is a victim of sexual assault herself. Sofie Karasek says it’s time to change that reality.

Each week, the Pell Center produces episodes of “Story in the Public Square,” a public affairs television series and podcast. The show features interviews with today’s best print, screen, music and other storytellers about their creative processes and how their stories impact public understanding and policy.

Hosted by Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller, “Story in the Public Square”  aims to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter. You can listen to the official podcast and download episodes for free on our Story in the Public Square show page as well as on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. Subscribe on your favorite platform to get updates on all the latest episodes!

Story in the Public Square is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal.

“Story in the Public Square” airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. & 8:30 p.m. ET, Sundays at 1:30 p.m. ET, and Mondays at 2:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States), channel 124.

Recent Episodes

May 19, 2018: Heather Ann Thompson

What’s the difference between a riot and an uprising? Your answer might have something to do with your perspective on the violence. Heather Ann Thompson looks at events at Attica State Prison in 1971 and draws a direct connection to the challenges America faces in its criminal justice system today.

May 12, 2018: Mary Jordan & Kevin Sullivan 

Journalism in the United States is under severe strain. Yet, despite shifts in the marketplace and sustained attack on specific news outlets by the current President, outstanding reporters, Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, continue to shape our understanding of the world around us.