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Joni Balter

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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.

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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 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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