Story in the Public Square

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Story in the Public Square

Story in the Public Square is a weekly, public affairs show designed to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter. The show is inspired by the power of stories to shape public understanding of important issues. For example, Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin,' shined a crucial light on the violence and inhumanity of American slavery, fueled the abolition movement, and inspired Abraham Lincoln, upon meeting the author, to say 'So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.' Narrative is no less important today-though the vehicles for dissemination are much more diverse. From a great novel to a film, a song, or even a Tweet, stories still very much impact the way the American public looks at issues. Our show turns a critical eye to these stories and their tellers.

Upcoming Episodes

Maggie Smith

Thursday, Jul 25 at 5:00 am on World

Danny Strong

Thursday, Aug 1 at 5:00 am on World

Ashley Jardina

Thursday, Aug 8 at 5:30 am on World

Gavriel Rosenfeld

Thursday, Aug 15 at 5:30 am on World

Frank Bowman

Thursday, Aug 22 at 5:30 am on World

Deborah Carr

Thursday, Aug 29 at 5:30 am on World

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