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  • The Pandemic Behind the Headlines with Dan Barry

    Air Dates: March 1-7, 2021 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. Barry is a longtime reporter and columnist for The New York Times, having written both the “This Land” and … Read More

  • “Recap: COVID-19 Vaccines: Rumors, Disinformation and the Truth with Dr. Megan Ranney”

    With the rise of COVID-19, rumors and disinformation about the coronavirus have spread throughout the United States and the world. It seemed as if everyone had different knowledge about the coronavirus, and for many, it was been hard to distinguish between truth and fiction. After the coronavirus vaccines were approved, the confusion and misinformation began to circulate once more. On February 10, at 7:00 p.m., Pell Center Executive Director Dr. … Read More

  • ‘MLK/FBI’ with Sam Pollard and Benjamin Hedin

    Air Dates: February 22-28, 2021 This episode was made possible with the gracious collaboration of Newport Film and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities’ “Culture is Key” Project. In the 1960s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation spied on civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Sam Pollard and Benjamin Hedin tell that story in a powerful documentary that shines a light on race, power, and the politics … Read More

  • Life with the Afterlife with Amy Bruni

    Air Dates: February 15-21, 2021 Everyone has a ghost story—a personal family experience, something that happened to a friend, an uncle, or even ourselves.  Amy Bruni tells us that sometimes these stories are comforting and sometimes they are not, but there is a lot we can learn from them. Bruni is a paranormal investigator and co-star of the Travel Channel’s hit show, “Kindred Spirits,” and previously appeared on “Ghost Hunters.” … Read More

  • Recap: “Keeping the Faith: The Past and Future of Civil Rights” with Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr.

    On January 20, 2021, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States of America. Changes are anticipated, and many are anxious about whether President Biden will deliver on the promises he made during his speeches pre-inauguration. One of the biggest and most anticipated topics that everyone has on their minds is racial justice and the future it has. The night after the inauguration, Salve Regina University’s … Read More

  • First Principles with Tom Ricks

    Air Dates: February 8-14, 2021 Political divisions are as old as the republic, itself.  But Tom 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 Rome and Greece. Ricks is an adviser on national security at the New America Foundation, where he participates in its “Future of War” project.  He was previously a fellow at the … Read More

  • Rhode Island PBS Revisits Four Hard-Hitting Selections from “Story in the Public Square”

    PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND – Now in its ninth season, the three-time Telly Award-winning “Story in the Public Square” will be featured in a mini-marathon of four powerful episodes on Thursday, February 4, beginning at 9 p.m. Hosted by Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University, and G. Wayne Miller, senior staff writer at The Providence Journal, and produced in … Read More

  • Exploring a Future Tech Dystopia with Kashmir Hill

    Air Dates: February 1-7, 2021 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. Kashmir Hill is a New York-based technology reporter who writes about the unexpected and sometimes ominous ways technology is changing our lives, particularly when it comes to our privacy.  She joined The New … Read More

  • Remain in Love with the Talking Heads’ Chris Frantz

    Air Dates: January 25-31, 2021 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. Frantz is one of the Talking Heads band’s founding members.  As the drummer, he provided the backbeat for … Read More

  • O’Malley publishes “Directors’ Duties and Corporate Anti-Corruption Compliance”

    The Pell Center congratulates Dr. Patrick O’Malley on his recently published book, “Directors’ Duties and Corporate Anti-Corruption Compliance: The ‘Good Steward’ in U.S. and U.K. Law and Practice.” O’Malley is an adjunct fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy and teaches graduate courses in Social Justice and Business Ethics and Business Law at Salve Regina University.  A Milan-based international corporate and securities lawyer, he is dual … Read More