Story in the Public Square

By Story in the Public Square

“Story in the Public Square” is a year-round initiative to study and celebrate public storytelling. It features an annual conference, lectures, awards and student contests, as well as original scholarship about public storytelling and how those stories can affect the public debate. Story in the Public Square is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal, and is directed by visiting fellow G. Wayne Miller with Pell Center executive director Jim Ludes.

  1. 1.
    Brining Big Topics to the Big Screen with Elaine McMillion Sheldon
    28:02
  2. 2.
    Fighting for Human Rights for All Americans with Kylar Broadus
    27:32
  3. 3.
    Uncovering the Truth Behind a Haunting Holocaust Photograph with Wendy Lower
    28:40
  4. 4.
    Exploring Heartache Through Word and Music with Dessa
    28:37
  5. 5.
    Harnessing Love as a Force for Pivotal Change with Valarie Kaur
    28:41
  6. 6.
    Earning, Learning and Serving: Jamie Merisotis on Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines
    28:22
  7. 7.
    Discussing The State of Asian-American-Targeted Violence with Janelle Wong
    28:24
  8. 8.
    Capturing Life in Lyric and Melody with Mariee Sioux
    28:35
  1. 9.
    Jonathan Karp Matches Books with their Readers
    28:10
  2. 10.
    Creating a Collective Urban Experience with Julian Chambliss
    28:47
  3. 11.
    Continuing the Creative Process During the Pandemic with Ida Darvish and Josh Gad
    28:40
  4. 12.
    Covering the 2021 Academy Awards with Pete Hammond
    28:57
  5. 13.
    Telling the Stories of the Greatest Generation with Tim Gray
    28:34
  6. 14.
    Addressing our Changing Climate with Michael Oppenheimer
    29:05
  7. 15.
    Untangling News-Media Bias with Vanessa Otero
    28:12
  8. 16.
    The Intersection of Incarceration and Mental Health with Christine Montross
    28:12
  9. 17.
    A Fresh Take on A New Day in American Politics with S.E. Cupp
    28:25
  10. 18.
    The Pandemic Behind the Headlines with Dan Barry
    28:47
  11. 19.
    MLK/FBI with Sam Pollard and Benjamin Hedin
    28:39
  12. 20.
    Life with the Afterlife with Amy Bruni
    27:59
  13. 21.
    First Principles with Tom Ricks
    28:21
  14. 22.
    Exploring a Future Tech Dystopia with Kashmir Hill
    28:53
  15. 23.
    Remain in Love with the Talking Heads' Chris Frantz
    27:50
  16. 24.
    American Crossroads: What's Next with Norman Ornstein
    28:17
  17. 25.
    Examining Animal Rights in Industrial America with Ernest Freeberg
    28:36
  18. 26.
    Grappling with Mental Illness in 20th-Century America with Robert Kolker
    28:30
  19. 27.
    Navigating our Future with Big Tech with Alexis Wichowski
    28:16
  20. 28.
    Adapting to a Changing World with Jen Schwartz
    28:06
  21. 29.
    2020 Story of the Year: The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on American Life
    28:33
  22. 30.
    Artistic Resilience with Gayle Kabaker
    28:29
  23. 31.
    Harnessing the Power of Laughter with Gina Brillon
    28:01
  24. 32.
    Making the Case for a Multiparty Democracy with Lee Drutman
    28:21
  25. 33.
    Extraterrestrial Exploration with Andrew Siemion
    28:47
  26. 34.
    Exploring Loss, Creativity, and Change with Maggie Smith
    28:33
  27. 35.
    The Coronavirus and the Entertainment Industry
    28:36
  28. 36.
    Principled Leadership with Susan Eisenhower
    28:26
  29. 37.
    Fighting Misinformation and the Pandemic with Ashish Jha
    28:35
  30. 38.
    Russia's History of Covert Electoral Influence with David Shimer
    28:13
  31. 39.
    Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the COVID-19 Era with Gayani DeSilva
    29:02
  32. 40.
    A Public Health Perspective on COVID-19 with Megan Ranney
    28:13
  33. 41.
    Examining the Broad Reaches of Systemic Racism with Tricia Rose
    28:20
  34. 42.
    Tackling Social Inequality with Eve Ewing
    28:18
  35. 43.
    "Quick Hits" News with David Shuster
    28:30
  36. 44.
    Reporting on the Portland Protests with Noelle Crombie
    28:31
  37. 45.
    Crafting Stories of Empathy with Paul Tremblay
    28:28
  38. 46.
    Re-envisioning American Heroes with Candace Fleming
    28:22
  39. 47.
    From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump: Exploring the Modern Presidency with Robert Dallek
    28:08
  40. 48.
    The Reign of Beauty Pageants in America with Hilary Levey Friedman
    28:34
  41. 49.
    Appreciating the Obituary with Mo Rocca
    27:46
  42. 50.
    Public Health and Native Populations
    28:26

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