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, Apr 18 6:30 A.M. Timothy Snyder     NH World (11.3)

Scholars of 20th century authoritarianism have been sounding the alarm about disturbing trends in Western democracy.

Thu, Apr 18 1:00 P.M. Timothy Snyder     NH World (11.3)

Scholars of 20th century authoritarianism have been sounding the alarm about disturbing trends in Western democracy.

Thu, Apr 25 6:30 A.M. Brian Turner     NH World (11.3)

Army combat veteran Brian Turner's award-winning poetry explores war and non-military themes, most recently in his new collections, "The Goodbye World Poem," "The Dead Peasant's Handbook" and "The Wild Delight of Wild Things.

Thu, Apr 25 1:00 P.M. Brian Turner     NH World (11.3)

Army combat veteran Brian Turner's award-winning poetry explores war and non-military themes, most recently in his new collections, "The Goodbye World Poem," "The Dead Peasant's Handbook" and "The Wild Delight of Wild Things.

Thu, May 2 6:30 A.M. Vanessa Lillie     NH World (11.3)

In her new book, "Blood Sisters," best-selling Native American author Vanessa Lillie explores missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Thu, May 2 1:00 P.M. Vanessa Lillie     NH World (11.3)

In her new book, "Blood Sisters," best-selling Native American author Vanessa Lillie explores missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Thu, May 9 6:30 A.M. Story in the Public Square     NH World (11.3)

Thu, May 9 1:00 P.M. Story in the Public Square     NH World (11.3)

Thu, May 16 6:30 A.M. Story in the Public Square     NH World (11.3)

Thu, May 16 1:00 P.M. Story in the Public Square     NH World (11.3)

Thu, May 23 6:30 A.M. Story in the Public Square     NH World (11.3)

Thu, May 23 1:00 P.M. Story in the Public Square     NH World (11.3)

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