Skip to main content
Speaker Profile

Will Stone

Science reporter & editor, NPR

will stone headshot

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.

Speaker Links

Scheduled Appearances

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

vin gupta headshot
cassie sauer headshot
will stone headshot
Featuring: Vin Gupta , Cassie Sauer, Will Stone

Stay Connected

Be the first to find out about new speakers and sessions, and special events.

By subscribing, you agree to receive occasional membership emails from Crosscut/Cascade Public Media.

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.

Member promo