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Will Stone

Science reporter & editor, NPR

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Will Stone is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. He is reporter and editor for the NPR science desk and also contributes to Kaiser Health News. Before joining NPR, he worked for public radio stations in Connecticut, Nevada, Arizona and Washington state. He's based in Seattle. His field reporting has focused on breaking news, health care and medicine, legal fights over civil rights, energy policy and the environment. At this year's festival, he'll moderate a conversation with Dr. Vin Gupta and Cassie Sauer, President and CEO, Washington State Hospital Association. They'll talk about the American health care system and what the pandemic taught us about its most complicated underlying issues. 

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3

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

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Science & Health

Our Healthcare System is Sick

Crosscut Festival 2022
Tue May 3, 2022 | 7:00pm

The COVID-19 pandemic Is breaking the U.S. health care system — but that’s only a symptom of the underlying disease. Let’s talk about what’s not working and how we can fix it. WATCH NOW

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Featuring: Vin Gupta , Cassie Sauer, Will Stone

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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.