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STORY IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE

Thursday, July 7th

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Runtime: 00:27:11
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Lee Drutman

America's founders worried about the idea of faction-or political parties-tearing at the seams in our union. Lee Drutman warns that today's partisanship threatens the republic.

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Runtime: 00:26:19
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Joseph Ewoodzie, Jr. NEW

Food is central to the daily existence of Americans, whether we are growing it; shopping for it; preparing it; consuming it; or even just hungry for it. Joseph Ewoodzie, Jr. of Davidson College argues that for many, food intersects with race and class to help form our identity as individuals

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Joseph Ewoodzie, Jr. NEW

Food is central to the daily existence of Americans, whether we are growing it; shopping for it; preparing it; consuming it; or even just hungry for it. Joseph Ewoodzie, Jr. of Davidson College argues that for many, food intersects with race and class to help form our identity as individuals

Friday, July 8th

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Runtime: 00:26:50
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Gina Brillon

There hasn't been much humor in 2020. Gina Brillon, a rising, comic star, brings her Puerto Rican heritage to her standup comedy and talks about the power of laughter amidst so much tragedy.

Saturday, July 9th

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Runtime: 00:27:16
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Gayle Kabaker

The uncertainty of a creative career-waiting for acceptance and dealing with rejection-can be an isolating experience. Gayle Kabaker turned artistic resilience into advice for coping through the pandemic.

Wednesday, July 13th

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Runtime: 00:27:22
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Evelyn Farkas

2020 began with presidential impeachment, has seen a global pandemic kill hundreds of thousands of Americans, and ends with concerns over the peaceful transfer of power in the United States. Evelyn Farkas looks back at the stories that made 2020 and helps announce the "Story of the Year."

Thursday, July 14th

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Runtime: 00:26:50
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Jen Schwartz

Change may be an essential part of human existence, but science journalist Jen Schwartz explores the dislocations in human society caused by the speed with which the world is changing around us.

6:30am on
Runtime: 00:27:21
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Vidya Krishnan NEW

Infectious diseases have shaped the course of human history. Health-journalist Vidya Krishnan gives our struggle with coronavirus pandemic context as she explores the anti-science rhetoric and politics behind the fight for a Tuberculosis cure in her book, "The Phantom Plague."

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Runtime: 00:27:21
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Vidya Krishnan NEW

Infectious diseases have shaped the course of human history. Health-journalist Vidya Krishnan gives our struggle with coronavirus pandemic context as she explores the anti-science rhetoric and politics behind the fight for a Tuberculosis cure in her book, "The Phantom Plague."

Friday, July 15th

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Runtime: 00:27:00
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Alexis Wichowski

Less than a decade ago, information technology seemed wondrous in its ability to make modern life better. Alexis Wichowski discusses the good and the bad of technology's penetration of our lives as private individuals, as public citizens, and, most broadly, as members of society.

Saturday, July 16th

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Runtime: 00:29:00
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Robert Kolker

Every family has its secrets. Robert Kolker tells the story of an All-American family in the middle of the 20th century forced to grapple with that era's stigma and the tragic consequences of serious mental illness.

Tuesday, July 19th

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Runtime: 00:27:30
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Ernest Freeberg

The end of the 19th Century in America, is often associated with the rise of profound social movements like the temperance movement; the women's suffrage movement, and more darkly even the eugenics movement. Ernest Freeberg tells the story of the birth of the animal rights movement.

Wednesday, July 20th

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Runtime: 00:27:05
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Norm Ornstein

Many Americans believe our politics are broken. Norm Ornstein says the fault lies squarely with one political party and will likely shape the course of the Biden administration.

Thursday, July 21st

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Runtime: 00:26:37
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Chris Frantz

The music scene in the 1970s and 1980s is now the stuff of legend from disco to the rise of hip hop, punk, and new wave, innovation and artistry dominated pop music. Chris Frantz was in the middle of it all as a founding member of Talking Heads.

6:30am on
Runtime: 00:27:46
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Dave Iverson NEW

Caring for an aging loved one can be an uncertain journey. Writer, filmmaker and retired broadcast journalist Dave Iverson shares his moving account of his 10 years spent caring for his 95-year-old mother with dementia while living with Parkinson's disease himself.

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Dave Iverson NEW

Caring for an aging loved one can be an uncertain journey. Writer, filmmaker and retired broadcast journalist Dave Iverson shares his moving account of his 10 years spent caring for his 95-year-old mother with dementia while living with Parkinson's disease himself.

Friday, July 22nd

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Runtime: 00:27:41
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Kashmir Hill

We live in an age increasingly defined by the intrusion of technology in our lives. Kashmir Hill is a technology journalist whose work explores the looming tech-dystopia-and how we can avoid it.

Saturday, July 23rd

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Runtime: 00:27:15
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Thomas E. Ricks

Political divisions are as old as the republic, itself. But Thomas E. Ricks says that if we're serious about preserving the union, there is much we can learn from the founders' study of the ancient republics in antiquity.

Tuesday, July 26th

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Runtime: 00:26:51
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Amy Bruni

Everyone has a ghost story-a personal family experience, something that happened to a friend, an uncle, or even ourselves. Sometimes these stories are comforting and sometimes they are not. Amy Bruni shares her experience as a paranormal investigator.

Wednesday, July 27th

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Runtime: 00:27:05
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Sam Pollard & Bend Hedin

In the 1960s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation spied on civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sam Pollard and Bend Hedin tell that story in a powerful documentary that shines a light on race, power, and the politics of personal destruction.

Thursday, July 28th

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Dan Barry

It's been one year since the coronavirus pandemic upended life across the globe. Dan Barry reminds us that behind the headlines and the previously unimaginable counts of cases and deaths, there are stories of individual lives interrupted and, all too often, cut short by the pandemic.

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Runtime: 00:29:00
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Jonathan Haidt NEW

Something is broken in America. The nation with a motto of "from many, one," seems to be devolving into "many, from one." New York University Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt traces the problem back to the rise of social media.

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Jonathan Haidt NEW

Something is broken in America. The nation with a motto of "from many, one," seems to be devolving into "many, from one." New York University Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt traces the problem back to the rise of social media.

Friday, July 29th

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Se Cupp

In the first months of the Biden administration, we've seen an intentional effort by the new president to return the country's politics to some sense of "normal." SE Cupp is a conservative voice who yearns for a return to substance in American politics.

Saturday, July 30th

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Runtime: 00:27:35
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Christine Montross

The intersection of America's criminal justice system and mental health is long and, often, misunderstood. Christine Montross tells us that America's largest mental health institution isn't a psychiatric hospital, it's Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois.

Thursday, August 4th

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Thursday, August 11th

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Thursday, August 18th

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Thursday, August 25th

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