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Joni Balter

Interviewer, host

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Joni Balter is a guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. She is a multimedia journalist and lecturer at Seattle University, Evans Graduate School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. For many years, Balter worked as an editorial writer and columnist at the Seattle Times. At this year's festival, Balter will have a virtual sit down with Ann Davison, Seattle’s new city attorney — a Republican who ran on a law-and-order platform — about her strategy to bring public safety under control.

When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now.

Find more detail about this event below. 

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Social Justice

Pushing Public Safety

Crosscut Festival 2022
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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Featuring: Ann Davison, Joni Balter

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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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