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, May 19 6:30 A.M. Rachel Kleinfeld     NH WORLD

As American democracy faces a host of foreign and domestic challenges, many are searching for strategies to preserve it.

Thu, May 19 1:00 P.M. Rachel Kleinfeld     NH WORLD

As American democracy faces a host of foreign and domestic challenges, many are searching for strategies to preserve it.

Sat, May 21 12:00 A.M. John Atkinson     NHPBS

Cartoons communicate ideas in ways words alone cannot.

Thu, May 26 6:30 A.M. Darren Linville     NH WORLD

Misinformation propagated by foreign governments on social media has had damaging effects on our domestic politics.

Thu, May 26 1:00 P.M. Darren Linville     NH WORLD

Misinformation propagated by foreign governments on social media has had damaging effects on our domestic politics.

Sat, May 28 12:00 A.M. Eve Valera     NHPBS

Traumatic brain injuries can have lifelong impacts on cognitive and psychological function.

Thu, Jun 2 6:30 A.M. Story in the Public Square     NH WORLD

Thu, Jun 2 1:00 P.M. Story in the Public Square     NH WORLD

Thu, Jun 9 6:30 A.M. Story in the Public Square     NH WORLD

Thu, Jun 9 1:00 P.M. Story in the Public Square     NH WORLD

Thu, Jun 16 6:30 A.M. Story in the Public Square     NH WORLD

Thu, Jun 16 1:00 P.M. Story in the Public Square     NH WORLD

Thu, Jun 23 6:30 A.M. Story in the Public Square     NH WORLD

Thu, Jun 23 1:00 P.M. Story in the Public Square     NH WORLD

Thu, Jun 30 6:30 A.M. Danny Strong     NH WORLD

According to the CDC, more than 588,000 Americans have died from opioid overdose since 1999.

Thu, Jun 30 1:00 P.M. Danny Strong     NH WORLD

According to the CDC, more than 588,000 Americans have died from opioid overdose since 1999.

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