Air Dates: July 21-23, 2018
American politics seemed sufficiently combustible even before the images and stories of immigrant children being separated from their parents pushed our temperature even higher. Jay Bookman argues the super-heated politics of 2018 are a reflection of the death of the GOP as a moderate, governing party.
Jay Bookman is a columnist and blogger at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in foreign relations, national politics, environmental and technology-related issues, and state and local politics. He occasionally forays into other aspects of life as time, space and opportunity allow.
Bookman has received a Scripps Howard National Journalism Award, a National Headliner Award, the Aldo Leopold Award and other honors. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University who studied at Munich International School, Bookman began his journalism career in the late 1970s at The Transcript in North Adams, Mass., a then family-owned newspaper. He joined the AJC in 1990.
“Story in the Public Square” airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11 a.m. and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. ET, Sundays at 5:30 a.m. ET, and Mondays at 12:30 a.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 and The Providence Journal. The initiative aims to study, celebrate and tell stories that matter.