Featured Issue

  • Coronavirus: On the Front Lines with Daniela Lamas

    Two months ago, production of Story in the Public Square was stopped when our state governor issued a stay at home order.  Like most of the rest of the country, we’ve watched the days pass.  While we stayed home, Dr. Daniela Lamas kept going to work as a pulmonary specialist on the front lines of the pandemic.  Lamas is a pulmonary and critical-care doctor at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital … Read More

  • “Story in the Public Square” will Debut Fifth National Season on Public Television July 6, 2020

    NEWPORT, R.I. – The four-time Telly Award-winning series “Story in the Public Square” will continue to be broadcast across the United States with the debut of its fifth national season beginning July 6, 2020, the show announced. The show has been in production since January 2017 on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and in southeastern New England from its flagship TV station, Rhode Island PBS.  “Story in the Public Square” is currently … Read More

  • The Power of Story Through Poetry with Maggie Smith

    Rebroadcast Dates: June 1-7, 2020 Air Dates: July 22-28, 2019 Poems provide readers with frames of reference, a lens through which to see the world. Maggie Smith shares the inspiration, personal experience, and context behind her award-winning poems, including her most-recent collection, “Good Bones,” which was published to critical acclaim.  Smith is the author of three books of poetry: “Good Bones,” “The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison” and “Lamp … Read More

  • “Story in the Public Square” Scores Two Wins in 41st Annual Telly Awards

    NEWPORT, RI – “Story in the Public Square” has been awarded both silver and bronze awards for Best Political/Commentary in Television for the 41st Annual Telly Awards. This is the third consecutive year with a Telly Award win for the show. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens as judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, … Read More

  • Disinformation and Russian Intelligence with Michael Isikoff

    Rebroadcast Dates: May 25-31, 2020 Original Air Dates: October 14-20, 2019 In the early morning hours of July 10, 2016, a young staffer for the Democratic National Committee was murdered as he walked home from a bar.  Without any real evidence, Seth Rich’s death became a focal point for efforts to debunk the story that Russia hacked the DNC to help Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.  Michael Isikoff, however, tells us … Read More

  • Living with Neurological Disease with Lisa Genova

    Rebroadcast Dates: May 18-24, 2020 Air Dates: July 8-14, 2019 An estimated 5.6 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s today. Another 100,000 are living with ALS—or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Lisa Genova is a brain scientist whose best-selling novels describe not what it’s like to die from these diseases, but what it means to live with them.  Dr. Genova is a Harvard-trained neuroscientist who broke into the public’s consciousness with her novel, … Read More

  • White Identity Politics with Ashley Jardina

    Rebroadcast Dates: May 11-17, 2020 Air Dates: August 5-11, 2019 Identity politics are typically associated with marginalized groups—communities that have been defined as “other” by the dominant group in a political culture. Ashley Jardina argues that there is an emerging white-identity politics in American society today.  Jardina is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Duke University.  Her book White Identity Politics explores the nature of racial attitudes, the development of group … Read More

  • Gun Violence as a Public Health Crisis with Joseph Sakran

    Rebroadcast Dates: May 4-10, 2020 Air Dates: September 23-29, 2019 On an otherwise typical Friday night in 1994, 17-year-old Joseph Sakran, a high school student in Northern Virginia, was shot through his throat by an errant bullet from a fight at a high school football game.  Trauma surgeons saved his life, launching him on a career as a trauma surgeon and as a leading voice against gun violence.  Dr. Joseph … Read More

  • Nuala Pell Leadership Program Selects Fellows for 2020-2021

    Newport RI—Ten rising juniors and seniors at Salve Regina University have been selected as fellows for the Nuala Pell Leadership Program for 2020-2021.  This innovative leadership development program is run by the Pell Center and is named in honor of the wife of U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell.  The program facilitates leadership development for the twenty-first century through monthly meetings where students will explore leadership theory, ethics, evolution of public issues … Read More

  • Bridging The Divide With Susan Rice

    Rebroadcast Dates: April 27-May 3, 2020 Air Dates: December 9-15, 2019 Politics, it’s often said, is a tough game.  But lost in the back and forth over policies are the lives of public servants who pay a very real toll for their service.  Ambassador Susan Rice knows that experience better than most. Rice served as the U.S. National Security Advisor under President Barak Obama from 2013 to 2017.  She was … Read More