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Essex Porter

Political reporter, KIRO 7 Seattle

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Essex Porter is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. He covered politics, government and more for 39 years for KIRO 7 Seattle before retiring in late 2021. He'll join us this year to moderate a conversation with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson as they talk about the biggest impacts and legal challenges facing the state after the Trump Administration. 

When: 3p.m. Thursday, May 5. 

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now

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A Full Slate

Crosscut Festival 2022
Sat May 7, 2022 | 11:00am

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


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Featuring: Bob Ferguson, Essex Porter

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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