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Story in the Public SquareStory in the Public Square


Broadcast dates: February 9-10, 2019

Guest: Karen King
Guest Twitter Handle: @HarvardDivinity 

Even for the devout, questions about the earliest history of Christianity can seem lost behind a shroud of history and official church teachings. Karen King traces the power of stories told and untold in the growth of the early church.

Broadcast dates: February 16-17, 2019

Guest: Jason Rafferty
Guest Twitter Handle: @BradleyHospital

Recently, the Trump administration proposed defining gender as an individual’s assigned sex at birth.  But the medical community—including Dr. Jason Rafferty—tells us gender is not so simply expressed. 


Story in the Public Square airs on Rhode Island PBS on Sundays at 11 a.m., with rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET and Sundays at 1:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM's popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States) channel 124.

Story in the Public Square is a weekly public affairs series featuring interviews with today's best print, screen, music, and other storytellers about their creative processes, and how their stories impact public understanding and policy.

The series is co-hosted by Jim Ludes, executive director of the Pell Center at Salve Regina University, and by G. Wayne Miller, award-winning journalist at The Providence Journal, visiting fellow, and director of the Story in the Public Square initiative, a partnership between the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter.

Our Twitter Handle: @pubstory

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Dan Barry awarded 2018 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

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