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At the Square is American Public Square at Jewell's (APS) podcast channel. You'll find our series 'Both Sides', Student podcast episodes, and live event recordings. At the Square podcasts cover topics that correspond to APS programs and events while providing context and additional information on the issues. Episodes feature fact-based, civil conversations between experts and APS staff members.
 
America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
“Story in the Public Square” is a year-round initiative to study and celebrate public storytelling. It features an annual conference, lectures, awards and student contests, as well as original scholarship about public storytelling and how those stories can affect the public debate. Story in the Public Square is a partnership between the Pell Center and The Providence Journal, and is directed by visiting fellow G. Wayne Miller with Pell Center executive director Jim Ludes.
 
New for 2016! This audio-only podcast from BillMoyers.com offers compelling and vital conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring some of the best thinkers of our time. A range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers bring context, insight and meaning to important topics, like the 2016 Election. Subscribe to the podcast for an audio version of this Web-only series.
 
We often view the use of the word, creed, in a religious context, and rightfully so; though creed can also be described as fundamental beliefs, or guiding principles. This Podcast is dedicated to the principles of freedom. And as such, will strive to focus upon this pillar of American heritage and culture. The antithesis of freedom, is oppression. Freedom is a fundamental belief, and a principle that all Americans must never take for granted. Therefore, the creed of freedom is more important ...
 
Democracies are failing and can't fix the issues that deeply impact our societies, and there's reasons for that. The Civics Factor is a vehicle to discuss how democracies can do better and solve long-term, systemic issues. Hosted by former politico, candidate, staffer, and policymaker Mark McInnes, the Civics Factor frames civics as group problem-solving. Tribalism and the perverse dopamine of hyperpartisanship, propaganda and the manipulation of public opinion, the limits and potential for ...
 
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The next two episodes of The Public Square® will pull back the curtain on one of the biggest show trials in history. It is called “the trial of the 20th Century”. Find out why and what really happened at the Scopes Monkey Trial all on The Public Square®. Topic: Rediscovering American History The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shep…
 
Books have always seemed like self-contained worlds to me. Pick up a book, and you can transport yourself to any time in history—or the future. Delve into the mystical or the romantic. Books help us to open our minds and our hearts, and over the last 30 years, Jonathan Karp has put more of those books into the hands of readers than just about anyon…
 
In Episode #48 of Both Sides, we're featuring a live, virtual event that was recorded on March 25th, 2021. Cocktails and Politics with Eddie S. Glaude Jr. features Both Sides Cohost Mike McShane and APS Program Director Denesha Snell. In an intimate conversation with Professor Glaude about his new book 'Begin Again', they explore James Baldwin's li…
 
There's a largely unknown world to explore, right beneath your feet. Author Robert Macfarlane tells us what he finds intriguing about the "Underland." Plus, hop aboard for a sail to Oslo. And Dutch tour guides help us plan a trip to the Netherlands, where they recommend Haarlem, cycling to the sea, and other attractions beyond the usual sights in A…
 
We are having quite a lively conversation about origins, show trials, and public policy on The Public Square®. Today's broadcast is background to the unfolding story. Several years ago we sat down with the late Dr. Phillip Johnson, a core contributor to the Intelligent Design school of thought. Our own Dr. Chuck McGowen was a key contributor in tha…
 
Will you need a digital passport to prove you’ve been vaccinated the next time you try to board a flight or get into a concert? The idea is already being tested in Israel and governments around the world – including the Biden administration – are exploring what vaccine credentials might look like. For some, these digital tools are a golden ticket b…
 
The analytical mind can explain the world around us, but the creative mind can help create our future. Dr. Julian Chambliss explores the power of Afrofuturism in comic books, the expression of creativity in the midst of the pandemic, and the way we think about and process history as a society. Chambliss explores the real and imagined city. From pla…
 
On our Mother's Day edition, we hear what it was like to relocate a Midwestern family to the Croatian village their great-grandparents came from. An American who married a Frenchman tells us what it’s like raising a child in Paris. We go on a sentimental family trip to San Francisco, and hear how mamma is center stage in Sicily. Plus Rick pays trib…
 
In Episode #47 of Both Sides, Allan and Mike begin by reflecting on the implications of the guilty verdict of former Minnesota police officer, Derek Chauvin, sharing what they see as realistic police reform post trial. They also share thoughts about what it means to motivate people to receive a vaccine AND how they each view the proposed American F…
 
What do fascism and the cruise industry have in common? This is a story almost every media outlet ignored. A parable of how COVID lockdowns are turning the CDC into the dictator of the high seas, this week on The Public Square®. Topic: Role of Government The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd thepublicsquare.com Release Date:…
 
Tired of the corporate media giants stalking the land? What if there was an alternative to all the "bigs" that control the US Media? Join in the conversation this week as we discuss how a handful of people, with a few smooth stones, can impact American Media for good. We take a look into the future of The American Mission Center this week on The Pu…
 
The pandemic has had a profound effect on the entertainment industry, disrupting live performances and posing challenges for production in both film and television. Ida Darvish and Josh Gad are two of the bright lights of Hollywood and they tell us that the creative process continues. Ida Darvish is a producer and actor who has played multiple char…
 
Today we revisit our interview with Professor Arthur C. Brooks. Professor Brooks is a social scientist and faculty at Harvard. Tune in now to hear more about his fascinating research on The Public Square®. Topic: General The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd. thepublicsquare.com Air Date: Monday, May 3rd, 2021…
 
New York Times correspondent Dionne Searcey tells us about her work as the paper's West Africa bureau chief, where her team's reporting on the women kidnapped by Boko Haram won them a Pulitzer. Learn how the palace of Versailles was built to impress — and still does so for visitors today. And hear about the elaborate traditions of Bulgaria and Gree…
 
This week we are visiting one of the most dynamic subjects in the human experience: the power of generosity. We turn to an interview with Dr. Arthur C. Brooks that has set the tone on this subject in America for over a decade. We are also bringing an update on the construction of the new American Mission Center. Join us this week for encouragement …
 
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