Story in the Public Square

  • Capturing Images of the Era with Maddie McGarvey

    Air Dates: July 13-19, 2020 A lot of Americans feel like the 2020s have already been a grueling decade—and we’re barely half-way through the first year of it.  While the narrative of this experience will take some time to be written, Maddie McGarvey is among the photo journalists already capturing the images of this era and beginning to tell those stories. McGarvey is a freelance photographer based in Columbus, Ohio. … Read More

  • Race and the NFL with Ken Belson

    Air Dates: July 6-12, 2020 Sports play a giant role in American public life—and their absence has been a much-discussed part of the pandemic.  Ken Belson covers the National Football League for The New York Times.  Belson writes about teams, stadiums, medical issues, lawsuits and more in his coverage of the National Football League (NFL) for The Times.  Mr. Belson joined the Sports section in 2009 after spending three years … Read More

  • The Future of Defense and Technology with P. W. Singer and August Cole

    Air Dates: June 29-July 5, 2020 A treatise on the future of technology and security usually is thick and often inaccessible, but P.W. Singer and August Cole turn their expertise on emerging technology and national security into a page-turning techno-thriller set in the not-too-distant future.  August Cole and Dr. Peter W. Singer are co-authors of the best-seller “Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War” and “Burn In: A … Read More

  • Modern Fables with Karey Kirkpatrick

    Air Dates: June 22-28, 2020 Fables are ancient tools for delivering big lessons to human audiences.  In his work, Karey Kirkpatrick applies modern story-telling technology to this ancient tradition.  Kirkpatrick is a writer, director, composer and lyricist whose films include “Chicken Run,” “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Over the Hedge” “Charlotte’s Web,” and the 2018 animated musical “Smallfoot” among others.  He and his brother, Wayne … Read More

  • Stories With Social Impact with Mary Rohlich

    This show is built on the power of storytelling to change the world. Mary Rohlich has built her career telling stories that matter, whether in documentaries, feature films, or on television.

  • 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

  • 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