An exploration of the transformational events and movements that are creating a new normal in our society, as told by reporters on the ground in the Pacific Northwest. Hosted by Sara Bernard
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The city spent a decade working to reform its police department. Then, the turmoil of 2020 started a new movement.
The debate over public safety is filled with disagreements, but almost everyone agrees on one thing: We need another option for people in crisis.
Seattle police have undergone additional training to better respond to people in crisis, but they still end up killing some of those people.
Cities searching for ways to handle crisis calls without police are reaching out to CAHOOTS in Eugene, Oregon.
They say public safety concerns can be addressed through scaling up other forms of support, like schooling and training.
More than 6 months after first pledging to rethink public safety, city leaders face opposition. What’s next?
Crosscut reporter Melissa Santos gave birth during a global crisis. Her son will grow up in a society transformed by upheaval.
The pandemic has shuttered restaurants and shops, many permanently. What will replace them?
Coronavirus has placed new demands on the death care industry. One removal technician tells us how procedures, and rituals, are changing.
As the pandemic pushes many states toward mail-in balloting, they're calling Washington state for help.
Reporter David Kroman discusses the impacts of widespread need, the government's response and a possible new era of empathy.
When Washington state prohibited gatherings, it closed the curtain on traditional arts events. But many artists have found a way to go on.
Priests and other spiritual leaders work to assure safety now, but how will coronavirus change the future of organized religion?
After another pandemic swept through the United States 100 years ago, attempts were made to return to normal. It was a hard sell.
Bad information can be deadly during coronavirus. Audience engagement editor Mohammed Kloub talks about our newfound need for trustworthy news.
Reporter Hannah Weinberger recalls the days following the first reported case of the novel coronavirus in the United States.