Defending the Rule of Law
As President Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder Jr. oversaw the Justice Department's civil rights enforcement efforts to combat racial profiling and to protect LGBTQ+ rights. His recent book, Our Unfinished March, is a history of the fight for voting rights in the United States. Holder joins us to discuss the rule of law and the right to vote as essential to a functioning democracy.
Building the Education-to-Work Pipeline
The education-to-work pipeline is a system to help students transition from school to the workforce - involving mentorship, alternative programs to traditional education and coordination between schools and employers. Noble work, often an uphill battle. Meet some of the tireless people who make it happen.
Presented with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The New Abortion Underground
After the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion access has become increasingly restricted in many states — harkening back to the pre-Roe era, when groups like "the Janes" created an underground network to provide access. We sit down with a former Jane and with a provider working today to consider the future of the fight for abortion access.
Slate live podcast taping! "Amicus"
Join host Dahlia Lithwick for a timely show about the law and the Supreme Court justices. She will be joined by Brennan Center president Michael Waldman to hear his perspective on the most consequential Supreme Court term in decades, their recent decisions and what to expect in June. He argues that the Court overreached, a move that will likely provoke sharp and lasting controversy and backlash.
Vox presents "The Weeds" live podcast taping: Anti-trans legislation explained
There’s been a sharp increase in anti-LGBTQ+ bills across the country, a lightning rod for the bases of the politicians who introduce them. Meanwhile, trans people are four times more likely than cisgender people to be victims of violent crime, and 45% of LGBTQ+ youth considered suicide last year. Jonquilyn Hill talks with Danni Askini, co-executive director of the Gender Justice League.
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About the Festival
The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.