Mark Johnson
story in the public square

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.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 45 seconds

Episode Number: 915

About 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.


Future Broadcast times for "Story in the Public Square": (show all)

Thu, Dec 1 6:30 A.M. Ruth Glenn     NH WORLD
Thu, Dec 1 1:00 P.M. Ruth Glenn     NH WORLD
Thu, Dec 8 6:30 A.M. Casey Parks     NH WORLD
Thu, Dec 8 1:00 P.M. Casey Parks     NH WORLD
Thu, Dec 15 6:30 A.M. Evelyn Farkas     NH WORLD
Thu, Dec 15 1:00 P.M. Evelyn Farkas     NH WORLD
Thu, Dec 22 6:30 A.M. Ty Seidule     NH WORLD
Thu, Dec 22 1:00 P.M. Ty Seidule     NH WORLD
Thu, Dec 29 6:30 A.M. Joseph Ewoodzie, Jr.     NH WORLD
Thu, Dec 29 1:00 P.M. Joseph Ewoodzie, Jr.     NH WORLD

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