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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.
 
“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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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The Human Rights Campaign estimates that there are 2 million transgender people living in the United States, today. Yet Kylar Broadus says the fight for human rights is not yet won as long as transgender Americans lack equal rights under the law. Kylar Broadus is a Black trans man that has been a pioneer in the movement as an attorney, long-time ac…
 
Job asked the question. So did King David. Every great philosophy asks the same question as well. “What is man?" Is it possible that losing God in our culture means we are losing the true value of humanity as well? It’s time for the annual 4th of July Address this week on The Public Square®. “Four Questions for America” is the title and you can lis…
 
There\'s roughly a billion dollars in federal aid coming to governments in Cuyahoga County as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The funds are supposed to be used to respond to the COVID emergency and its negative impacts. This is a once-in-a-lifetime cash infusion for many communities, and many have pointed out this creates an opportunit…
 
What's happening at The New York Times? The paper of record is under fire. Critics argue it has sacrificed journalistic and intellectual balance in favor of correcting historic inequalities. In the process, they say, that effort has stifled dissent and promoted social justice above all else. Not so, say its defenders. The paper has indeed evolved, …
 
Journalist and author Marie Arana describes her cross-cultural experience of growing up in both Peru and the US, and another author, Linda Leaming — one of very few Americans to ever live in the Himalayan nation of Bhutan — shares her experiences of teaching in and marrying into Bhutanese culture. Plus Spanish tour guide Jorge Román joins Rick to d…
 
Does the phrase “One Nation Under God” belong in the pledge of allegiance? Why is this phrase cause for debates? How does a comedian from the 1940s understand the Pledge of Allegiance better than most politicians today? Let’s answer these questions and more with this episode today on the Public Square®. Topic: Religious Liberty The Public Square® w…
 
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 consulto…
 
Public transit plays an essential role in ensuring all residents have the freedom to get where they need to go, like their jobs, medical appointments, grocery stores, and school. Public transit is also a solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in highly congested urban areas. Yet, less than 2% of our state budget\'s transportation dollars are…
 
A pair of seasoned tour guides discuss the romantic allure of Germany's Rhine Valley, and author David Mould recounts his journeys in the Indian Ocean region while sharing what he's loved most from his time in India, Bangladesh, and Madagascar. Plus, with some restrictions on international travel winding down, listeners tell us where they're most e…
 
Most of us, including me, do not think about the office of an elected official, as sanctified. But in reality, based upon the blood that was spilt to ensure that our system of government could endure, elected office should be viewed as sanctified. Of course, this is not to be confused with the officeholder, however. Regardless of the officeholder, …
 
This is a pivotal moment for Greater Cleveland. With an open election in the Cleveland mayor\'s office for the first time in 16 years, an open congressional seat in the 11th district, a 2022 county executive race already heating up, and contested city council races in 16 of 17 Cleveland wards. All of this is happening amidst the pressing issues of …
 
This week on The Public Square® we are continuing with the re-airing of our series, First, on the life and leadership of George Washington, featuring Dave Zanotti's exclusive interview with Dr. W.B. Allen. Why Washington? Did the Congress pull his name out of a hat? Or was it something more? Should POTUS #1 be considered as a valid example of leade…
 
How do we keep hope alive for America? The answer is rooted in scripture. Today we go back into the archives to share our team's conversation about two particularly powerful verses, Psalm 37 and Psalm 73. This is an episode you can't miss today on The Public Square®. Topic: Faith in Culture The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Sheph…
 
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. McMill…
 
In March 2020, employees across the country packed up their offices, and \"Zoom calls\" and \"you\'re on mute\" entered our daily lexicon. Yet, millions of low-wage workers were deemed essential and reported to their jobs. Workers like farm laborers, meat packers, grocery clerks, retail associates, fast food workers, and janitors. They all risked e…
 
A flamenco enthusiast from Sweden explains her lifelong passion for the fiery dance traditions of southern Spain. Then writer Will McGrath tells us what he learned from his neighbors while living in southern Africa's small mountainous nation of Lesotho. And Rick checks in with listeners to hear how the mistakes they've made as travelers became open…
 
As it happens every two years, the 2022-23 state budget was passed in late June after months of debate in both the Ohio House and Senate. The state budget ultimately determines how public resources will be spent on many things our communities need: K-12 public schools, health and human services, local governments, public transit, libraries, economi…
 
Economic inequality has become a linchpin of modern politics. As nations around the world face a reckoning on racial and social justice and work to combat the economic impacts of the pandemic, we ask: Is it time to redistribute the wealth? Should we address growing inequality by overhauling our tax system, expanding our social safety nets, and inve…
 
If you're a long time listener of The Public Square® you know our conversation between Dave Zanotti and Dr. William B. Allen about the life and leadership of George Washington has become a classic to us. It's become a broadcast we like to return to often because we never want to forget what was said that day. Tune in this week to hear Part 1 of "Fi…
 
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