Laura R. Walker —The Power of the Personal Narrative
WNYC CEO Laura Walker shares the story of her son's battle with cancer and why she believes that sharing personal stories is so important. "How do you take the tough challenges and make something that's not just better for yourself but for the world?" It’s through our stories that we’re able to unlock insights and make sense of larger issues. WNYC acts as today’s modern public square, where difficult topics such as the housing crisis or genetic testing are shared through a personal narrative, allowing listeners to empathize and connect to the issues explored and ultimately join a larger community discussion that often leads to reform.