Managing Editor, Crosscut
Mark Baumgarten is the managing editor at Crosscut where he oversees a newsroom of dedicated reporters, producers and editors telling the stories of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. He also serves as primary story editor and executive producer of Crosscut podcasts.
Defending the Rule of Law
As President Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder Jr. oversaw the Justice Department's civil rights enforcement efforts to combat racial profiling and to protect LGBTQ+ rights. His recent book, Our Unfinished March, is a history of the fight for voting rights in the United States. Holder joins us to discuss the rule of law and the right to vote as essential to a functioning democracy.
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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.