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Join other Cascade Public Media supporters and friends at the 2022 Headliners Gala featuring Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and investigative reporter, Carl Bernstein. Enjoy an evening of delicious food, drinks, entertainment and a live auction in support of KCTS 9, an award-winning PBS television station, and Crosscut, a regional news site that focuses on in-depth, public interest journalism.
An ode to all the things we left behind when the internet subsumed our lives. Part nostalgia tour (goodbye Rolodex and actual surprises at high school reunions) and part conversation about the profound changes to our culture (RIP, privacy and memory). WATCH NOW
The salmon runs of the Columbia River Basin are sliding toward extinction. At the heart of this conversation: an extinction crisis and our imperative to honor our commitments to Northwest Tribes. Thank you to our session sponsor Alaska Airlines and our programming partner, National Wildlife Federation. To learn more, visit Our Northwest Opportunity and Spirit of the Waters Journey. WATCH NOW
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
Thank you to our session sponsor, Amazon.
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
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 Race. While 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
The COVID-19 pandemic Is breaking the U.S. health care system — but that’s only a symptom of the underlying disease. Let’s talk about what’s not working and how we can fix it. WATCH NOW
The food we eat and how it arrived on our plate are the center of a voracious debate about our health and the sustainability of our environment. The assumption is local, organic, farm-to-table food is our best course. But what if the data tells us global food markets and industrial farming actually do a better job setting the table? WATCH NOW
If the human experience has been a 10,000-year experiment in denying nature, then we now face the challenge of engineering our way out of the havoc we've wreaked upon our environment. From carbon capture to super coral to tiny diamonds shot into the stratosphere, our best hope for survival may be the same interventionist thinking that originally got us into this mess. WATCH NOW
If you are human, you are going to die. Death is the inevitable price we pay for being alive. But humans are getting better at pushing back our expiration date.We talk with two authors; one focused on the scientific work to define life, and another who explores our efforts to extend our lives. WATCH NOW
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
Russian President Vladimir Putin rattled the Western world with his shocking invasion of Ukraine, and authoritarianism appears on the rise around the globe. Meanwhile, threats to democracy feel just as real right here at home. WATCH NOW
As the pandemic hit, the world struggled to understand what had been previously unimaginable. Seattle’s Trevor Bedford, an infectious disease specialist with Fred Hutch, stepped in with up-to-the-minute explanations on Twitter. He earned a MacArthur grant to go with his meteoric rise on Twitter. We talk to him about being in the middle of the storm, and how it's changed the way he works. WATCH NOW
A new age of space exploration is upon us. The race is on — with billionaires leading the way. But China and Russia are not far behind. New technologies, geopolitical maneuvering and entrepreneurial ambitions make this very different from the space race of the 1960s. WATCH NOW
How do you define true happiness? Is it contentment or joy or success? Is it the absence of sadness or pain? The host of the Happiness Lab podcast suggests it's all these things — and perhaps something deeper. WATCH NOW
Thank you to our session sponsor the Washington State Hospital Association.
Politics is about many things, among them undeniably the fight for power. With the midterm elections looming, and control of the House and the Senate in the balance, insiders and strategists from either side of the aisle break down the gamesmanship that both parties plan to play. Thank you to our promotional partner for this session, Braver Angels. WATCH NOW
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
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
The “Great Resignation” signaled to many that workers have reached the end of their patience. Low-pay jobs, hollowed-out benefits and, for many, work that comes with brutal moral and physical concessions. We call their work “essential,” and they carry the burden of inequality for the more privileged among us. WATCH NOW
The man who was among the earliest to warn of global warming, an iconic environmentalist, now tells us we have a small window of time remaining, not just to save ourselves from the impacts of climate change, but to rescue humanity itself. The question: Will we take action before it's too late? WATCH NOW
Thank you to our session sponsor, Beneficial State Bank.
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
This event has been canceled. The Republican Party took its lead from President Donald Trump and barely offered a platform for the 2020 elections. But behind the scenes, top conservative think tanks are building bold ideas that will be there when the right regains power.
Washington state appears ready to move on to the next phase of a new normal, but the pandemic has left in its wake a state with a myriad of challenges. We ask the governor which way he thinks we should be headed. WATCH NOW
Thank you to our session sponsor, FairVote Washington.
Things haven't slowed down since President Donald Trump left office, and Washington State Attorney General Robert Ferguson hasn't shied away from the big issues. From opiods to gun control laws to environmental protection, there's a lot on his docket that will have major impacts on our state. WATCH NOW
A special co-curated session in partnership with UBS Financial. WATCH NOW
Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma have seen enormous change in the past decade. Three Mayors sit down to talk about the successes and challenges of each city faces and the inevitability that they affect the others. WATCH NOW
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
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.
The 1619 Project challenged our country to rethink and 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.