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Story in the Public Square

Website: http://www.publicstory.org
Next Airing: Fri, Mar 1st, 2024 at 5:00 AM on UEN-TV

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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.

Episodes:

  • Kliph Nesteroff

    It's easy to listen to the news and conclude that things have never been more fraught. Cultural historian Kliph Nesteroff argues just the opposite, explaining that throughout American history, women, minorities, and others have always had to fight an array of powerful forces arrayed against them.

    Next Airing: Fri, Mar 1st, 2024 at 5:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2026
  • Pete Hammond

    The Academy Awards is Hollywood's annual night-of-nights. Pete Hammond, Deadline's Awards Columnist and Chief Film Critic, helps us take stock of the film industry and the films singled out for their powerful storytelling this year.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 4th, 2024 at 11:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2026
  • Margaret Spellings

    Working together across party lines is anathema to much of Washington, but former Bush administration Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings says it's the only way to create solutions that last.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 11th, 2024 at 11:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2026
  • Cornelia Griggs

    Dr. Cornelia Griggs, a surgeon, was completing her fellowship at a New York City hospital when the COVID pandemic began. Her new book, "The Sky Was Falling," chronicles that devastating time in 2020.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 18th, 2024 at 11:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2026
  • Macaela Mackenzie

    For all of the excitement and celebrity, professional female athletes still lag well behind their male counterparts in terms of how much they earn, the power they wield in their profession, and the respect afforded them. Macaela MacKenzie shows that this phenomenon in sports is no different from the experience of women across American society.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 25th, 2024 at 11:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:34
    Usage rights: 7/17/2023 to 7/16/2026
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    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 1st, 2024 at 11:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:46
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  • Allie Funk

    Disinformation isn't new, but Freedom House researcher Allie Funk warns that over the last year, 16 governments have deployed generative artificial intelligence to smear opponents, blur the truth, and shape political debate.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2026
  • Daniel Golden

    There was a time in the United States-not that long ago-when local newspapers played an undisputed positive role in holding people in authority to account. ProPublica editor and reporter Daniel Golden practices his craft in that great tradition.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2026
  • Francoise N. Hamlin

    In honor of Black History Month, Brown University historian Francoise N. Hamlin discusses what African Americans have to celebrate and the challenges that remain.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2026
  • Joanna Weiss

    Most who write about politics focus on the horse-race of elections or the specifics of policies. But Politico Magazine writer Joanna Weiss says we should view American politics-especially current American politics-through a pop-culture lens where fame and celebrity explain more than the appeal of ideas.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2026
  • Naomi Barron

    Human writing has made possible the rise of philosophy, critical thinking, and civilization. Now, scholar Naomi Barron warns that artificial intelligence threatens to yield to the machine that makes us most human.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2026
  • Richard Aldous

    It's easy to look at American politics, now, and find individuals for whom loyalty to party or an individual leader is the only thing that matters. But historian Richard Aldous tells us of another time when service to the nation was the highest service in public life.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2026
  • Suzanne Nossel

    Free speech is under assault in educational settings, school committees, university boards, and political rallies across the United States. PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel warns the danger isn't just about our access to books and ideas, but to the fundamental human rights and political freedoms we all hold dear.

    Length: 00:28:00
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2026
  • Tara Isabella Burton

    There is a crisis of loneliness in the United States-it began before the pandemic and it has only gotten worse. Author Tara Isabella Burton explores the risks people will take to find belonging, to find purpose, and to find love in her book, "Here in Avalon."

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2026

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