Is It Safe to Unmask?

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June 22, 2021
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Governor Inslee says the state will reopen on June 30. But that declaration has been met with a lot of questions and anxiety from Washingtonians. Is it really safe to shed our masks, hug our friends and fill our restaurants? Could we see another surge? Supporting the Governor in his decision to reopen is the secretary of the state Department of Health, Dr. Umair Shah. We turn to him for answers to these questions — and many more. 

Special thank you to our Northwest Newsmakers series sponsor Waldron

A Reckoning on Race with Doug Baldwin & Shaun Scott

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May 27, 2021
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One year after the murder of George Floyd, the reckoning over race in America continues. The mass protests that followed the killing of Floyd included calls for the end of policing as we know it and demanded that we reexamine systemic inequities. A year later, we look back with one of our region’s most famously frank athletes, and one of its most compelling young organizers, to ask the question: How much has actually changed in America?

Special thank you to our Northwest Newsmakers series sponsor Waldron

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Crosscut Festival

The Crosscut Festival brings together journalists, politicians, authors, and newsmakers from our community and across the nation to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives. 2021's event featured speakers including Jane Goodall, Ibram X. Kendi, Nancy PelosiJudy Woodruff, Rick Steves, Pramila Jayapal, Robert Reich and many more. Click here to view all recordings!

How the Pandemic is Changing Us

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April 13, 2021
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Dr. Nicholas Christakis, a physician and a sociologist at Yale University, discusses the psychological burdens we each bear due to the pandemic, the irreversible changes to our culture and what it will look like when we return to a new “normal”. 

Special thank you to our At-Large series sponsor BECU.

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