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Pushing Public Safety

Sat May 7, 2022 | 2:30pm

Should Seattle really rethink our approach to crime, or is the real problem that we're too timid to enforce our laws? We sit down with Seattle’s new city attorney, a Republican who ran on a law-and-order platform, about her strategy to bring public safety under control. WATCH NOW

 

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We Are All Homeless

Crosscut Festival 2022
Tue May 3, 2022 | 1:00pm

Homelessness is growing in Seattle and in cities across the country. In a nation that has so much, we consider what it says about us that we are able to do so little. WATCH NOW

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Featuring: Marc Dones, Karen E. Salinas, Josh Cohen
Social Justice

The Education Crisis

Crosscut Festival 2022
Tue May 3, 2022 | 3:00pm

The COVID-19 crisis and its impact on our schools made it clear that we've reached a tipping point in education. Public schools are underfunded. Private schools are out of reach for many. Most teachers and administrators are overworked and underpaid. The debate about how to regain our balance has often become divisive. Let's sit down and talk about how we can move forward, together. WATCH NOW

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Featuring: Chris Reykdal, Uti Yamassee Hawkins, Donna Gordon Blankinship
Social Justice

The Conversation About Race is Not Over

Crosscut Festival 2022
Tue May 3, 2022 | 5:00pm

A fireside with one of Seattle's most influential voices in the efforts to reshape how we think, and talk, about race and equity. We'll discuss her experience with the rise of her #1 New York Times bestseller, So You Want to Talk About RaceWhile many say we need to move forward with a push to dismantle the structures of white supremacy, Oluo asks the question: Are we really? WATCH NOW

 

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Featuring: Ijeoma Oluo, Naomi Ishisaka
Social Justice

Post-Roe America: Live Slate.com "Amicus" Podcast Recording

Crosscut Festival 2022
Wed May 4, 2022 | 3:00pm

In a recent leak of an upcoming Supreme Court ruling, the justices appear poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, siding with the anti-abortion movement. We'll turn to some of the most informed and respected voices on the law and the courts to talk about what a post-Roe America will look like and what it portends about a court willing to take on the most divisive issue in generations. WATCH NOW

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Featuring: Dahlia Lithwick, Susan Matthews, Melissa Murray, Jessica Bruder
Social Justice

Turning on the Faucet

Crosscut Festival 2022
Fri May 6, 2022 | 1:00pm

Most of us don't think about turning on the faucet, But more than one-third of the world doesn't have access to safe or clean water. Matt Damon and Gary White think this is a problem with a solution and they set out to prove it.They worked with partners across the globe to deliver clean and/or sanitized water to more than 40 million people. Is it working? Can we help? WATCH NOW

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Featuring: Matt Damon & Gary White, Leah Stokes

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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.

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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.