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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.

Find more detail about this event below.

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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

Featuring: Vin Gupta , Cassie Sauer, Will Stone

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