Story in the Public Square

  • The First Campaign Narrative of 2020

    The 2020 campaign is fully under-way. Democrats and even a few Republicans have announced campaigns and exploratory committees, and campaign narratives are beginning to emerge. Campaign narratives are central to how candidates engage with the public. They provide a framework for understanding developments because the public, once having internalized a narrative, can sort facts and new developments on their own. The narratives that emerge around campaigns are driven by the … Read More

  • Elizabeth Kolbert 2019 Pell Center Prize Winner

    Elizabeth Kolbert Named 2019 Recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Elizabeth Kolbert, best-selling author and staff writer for The New Yorker, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square. Awarded annually since 2013, the prize honors a storyteller whose work has significantly influenced the public dialogue. Kolbert’s most recent book, “The Sixth Extinction,” a masterpiece of environmental writing, received the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2015 and … Read More

  • Story in the Public Square on SiriusXM

    “Story in the Public Square” Renews Contract for Year Three with SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S.

    For the third consecutive year, Story in the Public Square will broadcast on 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”  for a third year on satellite radio provider SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel, number 124. Hosted by Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center at Salve Regina University, and G. Wayne Miller, senior staff writer at The Providence Journal, “Story in … Read More

  • 2018 Story of the Year

    2018 Story of the Year – The Battle for Truth

    Air Dates: December 15-16, 2018 Every December since 2013, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University has named a “Story of the Year,” the most important narrative in the public life of the United States in the preceding 12 months. Since June 1, 2018, we have asked guests what they thought the top story would be, so some of their answers were speculative. In this episode we hear from past … Read More

  • The Fighters – Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter and former Marine infantry officer C. J. Chivers has been covering the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq since their beginnings, back to being on scene minutes after the first passenger jet struck the World Trade Center in 2001. In 2009 he was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for coverage from Afghanistan and Pakistan, and in 2017 he won the Pulitzer … Read More

  • John Kerry on live set of Story in the Public Square

    John Kerry tapes special episode of Story in the Public Square at Salve Regina University

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Silence filled the great hall of Ochre Court. The cameras rolled and the audience sat in hushed anticipation of the special guest. On October 10, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry filmed a special edition episode of Story in the Public Square at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina President Sister Jane Gerety gave the opening remarks welcoming the Secretary to the University. … Read More

  • LIVE TAPING with former United States Secretary of State John Kerry

    Interview with former United States Secretary of State John Kerry A special, live taping of “Story in the Public Square,” featuring former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussing his book, Every Day is Extra, and the stories shaping public life in the United States today. *Limited seats available. More information to come.   *Tickets are currently sold out. Please go to the Eventbrite web-page to be placed on the wait … Read More

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    “Story in the Public Square” set for weekly broadcasts across America starting September 2018

    Updated: December 11, 2018 NEWPORT, R.I. – The Telly Award-winning series Story in the Public Square will be broadcast in major markets across America beginning September 10, 2018, the show announced on Tuesday. The show has been a fixture since January 2017 on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and in southeastern New England from its flagship TV station, Rhode Island PBS. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix, … Read More

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    Fall 2018 Lecture Series Announced

    Today the Pell Center announced the Fall 2018 event series. Tickets to Pell Center events are free and will be available about two weeks prior to the event date. Please RSVP in advance for each event on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page, and call 401-341-2927 email [email protected] with any questions or concerns. Scroll to the bottom of this page to sign up for our email list and stay informed about … Read More

  • "Story in the Public Square" receives Bronze Telly Award

    “Story in the Public Square” awarded Bronze for Best Political/Commentary in Television in the 39th Annual Telly Awards

    NEWPORT, RI – “Story in the Public Square” has been awarded Bronze for Best Political/Commentary in Television ​in the 39th Annual Telly Awards. 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, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed.  “Story in the Public Square” was honored, specifically, for its year-end “Story … Read More