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.

Thu, Oct 6 6:30 A.M. Cody Keenan     NH WORLD

Often, politics can feel like a thankless and often futile undertaking.

Thu, Oct 6 1:00 P.M. Cody Keenan     NH WORLD

Often, politics can feel like a thankless and often futile undertaking.

Thu, Oct 13 6:30 A.M. Yohuru Williams     NH WORLD

The challenges of the year 2020 echoed previous eras of hardship in American history.

Thu, Oct 13 1:00 P.M. Yohuru Williams     NH WORLD

The challenges of the year 2020 echoed previous eras of hardship in American history.

Thu, Oct 20 6:30 A.M. Mark Johnson     NH WORLD

Pulitzer Prize-winning science reporter Mark Johnson argues that empathy and climate change are connected and says fiction writing can be a powerful tool to sway minds.

Thu, Oct 20 1:00 P.M. Mark Johnson     NH WORLD

Pulitzer Prize-winning science reporter Mark Johnson argues that empathy and climate change are connected and says fiction writing can be a powerful tool to sway minds.

Thu, Oct 27 6:30 A.M. Jeremy Wallace     NH WORLD

Texas political reporter Jeremy Wallace discusses what the 2022 midterm election could hold for Texas and the United States as a whole.

Thu, Oct 27 1:00 P.M. Jeremy Wallace     NH WORLD

Texas political reporter Jeremy Wallace discusses what the 2022 midterm election could hold for Texas and the United States as a whole.

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The Great Muslim American Road Trip | Back on the Road Again: Arizona, Nevada, California
Grantchester | Episode 1
America ReFramed | Any Given Day
The Laura Flanders Show | Yellowstone: Can Indigenous Stewardship Save Our Parks
Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness | Resilience
Mark Twain Prize | Jon Stewart: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
Endeavour | Episode 1: Striker
Planet California | Rivers of Gold
Hotel Portofino | First Impressions
Don Quixote in Newark | Don Quixote in Newark
David Holt's State of Music | John Doyle, Andrew Finn Magill, and Will MacMorran
The Doo Wop Project | The Doo Wop Project
American Masters | Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
NOVA | Ice Age Footprints
Great Performances | Great Performances: Keeping Company with Sondheim
Local, USA | A Tale of Three Chinatowns
Colombia - Wild and Free | From the Pacific to the Andes
Lucy Worsley Investigates | Princes in the Tower
Gershwin Prize | Lionel Richie: Gershwin Prize
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REEL SOUTH | Florida Woman
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