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What's the Big Idea?

Crosscut Festival 2022
Thu May 5, 2022 | 5:00pm

Named best podcast of 2021 by The Atlantic, The Ezra Klein show combines a wonky grasp of facts with a mission to make complex issues understandable. From our polarized politics to how sci-fi can predict the future to the dirty truth about economic sanctions and war in Ukraine, few can talk about the big picture like Klein. WATCH NOW

 

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Featuring: Ezra Klein
Keynote

It Changed Everything

Crosscut Festival 2022
Thu May 5, 2022 | 7:00pm

We left a lot behind when the pandemic hit, made mistakes along the way and now the world we face is as complex as it's ever been. We ask one of the nation's leading voices on the pandemic to help us understand what the future holds and how we can get to it safely. Thank you to our session sponsor, Mike & Becky Hughes. WATCH NOW

 

Dr Anthony Fauci Crosscut Festival 2022
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Featuring: Anthony Fauci , Judy Woodruff
Keynote

A Nation on the Brink

Crosscut Festival 2022
Sat May 7, 2022 | 4:00pm

RECORDING NOT AVAILABLE. Few have been closer to the threat and the fight to protect democracy here at home than Congressman Adam Schiff. Join us as we discuss the state of the nation, the war in Ukraine and the committee to investigate the January 6th insurrection. Due to a technical difficulty, this session is not available for replay. 

Adam Schiff Crosscut Festival 2022
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Featuring: Adam Schiff, Nick Licata
Keynote

Retelling Our American History with Nikole Hannah Jones

Crosscut Festival 2022
Sat May 7, 2022 | 7:30pm

The 1619 Project challenged our country to reframe American history to account for the brutal legacy of slavery. It also shook up the conversation about race everywhere, from our national politics to our local schools. Now with her new book, which expands the project, Nikole Hannah-Jones returns with a lot more to say. Thank you to our media partner, The South Seattle Emerald. WATCH NOW

 

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Featuring: Nikole Hannah-Jones , Christopher Sebastian Parker

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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.

headliners gala

Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.