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Recent Story in the Public Square Blog Posts

Zakiya Dalila Harris and her novel, “The Other Black Girl”

Air Dates: July 26-August 1, 2021 “The Other Black Girl” is one of the most anticipated and critically acclaimed releases of 2021. Part thriller and part social commentary, the author Zakiya Dalila Harris has been heralded for her “genre-bending evisceration of workplace privilege.” Zakiya Dalila Harris is based in Brooklyn, New York, and has a passion for writing and talking about Blackness, books, and oldies music. Her debut novel and … Read More

Learning to Pray with Father James Martin, S.J.

Air Dates: July 19-25, 2021 The faithful among us often learn to pray as children.  We ask for things.  We might even, sometimes, say thank you.  Father James Martin asks what it would mean to pray like adults—and offers insights about faith in public life and the challenges to democracy. Rev. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine and consultor to the Vatican’s Dicastery … Read More

“Story in the Public Square:” A Look Back at One Year in Virtual Production

Above: Author and comedian Gina Brillon prepares to tape an episode of “Story in the Public Square” virtually with hosts Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller in November 2020. In early 2020, news of the coronavirus’ spread across the globe made headlines.  As the first cases emerged in Rhode Island, schools and offices closed; it became clear production of “Story in the Public Square” was no longer possible in the … Read More

Bringing Powerful Subjects to the Big Screen with Elaine McMillion Sheldon

Air Dates: July 13-18, 2021 Documentary filmmakers take us into the lives of their subjects in a way that the written word can’t capture. We see what they see. We get a sense of the physical space they occupy with our own eyes.  We hear their voices.  Elaine McMillion Sheldon weaves these elements together in powerful films that explore everything from love to addiction. McMillion Sheldon is an Academy Award-nominated, … Read More