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Brandi Kruse

Host, unDivided Podcast

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Brandi Kruse is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and political commentator. After nearly a decade with the FOX affiliate in Seattle she left to launch unDivided, an independent political show and podcast that gives a voice to Americans who feel silenced by the fringes of both parties. Brandi is a Minnesota native and graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska. She spends her free time enjoying the beautiful outdoors with her fiancé and two rescue dogs.

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A Republican Reset

Crosscut Festival 2023
Tue May 2, 2023 | 2:00pm

Will Hurd is a former United States Representative from Texas and a member of the Republican party. His new book, American Reboot, argues that we needs to move beyond the partisan gridlock that characterizes American politics. Can we overcome extreme policy and cultural divides to do this? Is there even a path within the Republican party to moderation?


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Featuring: Will Hurd, Brandi Kruse

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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.

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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.