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Story in the Public Square Convenes on Sunday Mornings
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NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND (January 9, 2017)  --  The Pell Center at Salve Regina University will broadcast new weekly episodes of Story in the Public Square on Rhode Island PBS and nationally on satellite radio provider SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. channel 124 beginning the weekend of January 14, 2017.  
Co-hosted by Pell Center Executive Director Jim Ludes, and visiting fellow and director of the Story in the Public Square initiative, G. Wayne Miller, the new episodes will feature interviews with today's best print, screen, music, and other storytellers describing their creative processes and how their stories impact public understanding and policy. 
"The power of storytelling to shape public life in the United States has never been more obvious," said Ludes. "We look forward to exploring those issues with audiences, shining light into some dark spaces, and hopefully having some fun along the way."
"The heart of this show will always be its guests," said Miller, a staff writer at The Providence Journal, "and each week we'll bring incredibly talented individuals and their stories to our audiences." 
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 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.
Rhode Island PBS is the state's most accessible learning resource. Committed to the principle of life-long learning and in response to the identified needs and interests of viewers, the mission of Rhode Island PBS is to enhance the quality of life of the residents in its viewing area by delivering programs and services that educate, inform, enrich, inspire, and entertain viewers of all ages in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut.
SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. channel 124 features non-partisan political talk radio. SiriusXM is the world's largest radio company with more than 31.3 million subscribers, offering commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports, and talk programming.
First published in 1829, The Providence Journal is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the United States.
WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) content over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable services: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable services: Comcast 819HD, Verizon 18 / 518HD; on satellite:  DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 36. WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; on cable: Cox 808, Verizon 478, Full Channel 89, Comcast 294 or 312.