April 8, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”
As long as there has been live theater, artists have grappled with the public issues of their day. From the ancient Greeks to today, theater has had the power to provoke, inspire, and challenge authorities and orthodoxies. This week, playwright-director Kevin Doyle and actor Sauda Jackson help us explore the power of theater. Kevin Doyle is the artistic director of the New York City-based international theater company, Sponsored by Nobody. … Read More
March 18, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”
University professors and intellectuals are often dismissed as elites, divorced from real life and disconnected from the problems of real people. Guest Michael Kennedy sees their role differently and argues, in fact, that intellectuals and universities are agents of global change. Michael D. Kennedy is the professor of sociology and international studies at Brown University. Throughout his career, Kennedy has addressed East European social movements, national identifications, and systemic change. … Read More
March 11, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”
NYT financial journalist Michael Corkery helps make sense of financial stories affecting Americans everywhere.
March 4, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”
Educational leader Dr. Irvin Scott helps us make sense of the education debate.
February 11, 2017 – “Story in the Public Square”
Emmy-winning Filmmaker Marc Smerling chronicles some of America’s most notorious criminals.
February 4, 2017 – “Story in the Public Square”
Playwright, professor Jonathan Alexandratos argues that toys are texts
January 28, 2017: “Story in the Public Square”
Journalist, professor Dan Fagin discusses the power of science to explain the world around us.
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.”
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.”
“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