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Waldron Sponsors Crosscut's 2020 Northwest Newsmakers Series

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Waldron is committed to supporting independent public media as an important resource to an informed, inspired community. We're proud of our ongoing partnership with Crosscut, a forum for dialogue that increases knowledge, understanding and compassion.

Upon pandemic-related cancellation of the 2020 Crosscut Festival, Waldron's marquee sponsorship of the Festival's Race & Equity track was reimagined as Northwest Newsmakers, a series of virtual conversations with leaders shaping the region’s politics, arts, culture and industry. 

The sixth session is now open for complimentary registration, and Crosscut is fielding your questions for the speaker. Read on for details on each earlier session and links to recorded content.

Current and Past Northwest Newsmaker Events

Screen Shot 2020-11-19 at 4.48.59 PMRegistration Open: The COVID Crisis with Dr. Vin Gupta, December 16th, 2020 @ 7:00pm 

Join Crosscut and KCTS 9 for a special conversation with Dr. Vin Gupta as we get the very latest in the efforts to mitigate the impacts of the COVID pandemic, emerging treatments, science and the path to a vaccine.


Crosscut_Nov18_LIA Conversation with Bob Ferguson, November 18th, 2020

The past two weeks have been marked by a tight, contested Presidential election. At the same time, the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court has many wondering what the implications may be on the Affordable Care Act, Roe v. Wade and more. On Wednesday, we’ll speak to Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson about the legal maneuvering from both sides of the aisle and what these outcomes could mean for Washingtonians. Moderated by Monica Guzman.


Crosscut_Oct28_LI (1)Virtual Event Featuring Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn, October 28th, 2020

Crosscut Manager Editor, Mark Baumgarten talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn about their book, Tightrope, an exploration of the crisis of working-class, rural America. We consider what impact the Trump presidency has had on the subjects in their story, the state of our disunion, and look ahead to the possible outcomes in the upcoming general election.


Crosscut_Durkan_LI (1)A Conversations with Jenny Durkan, September 16th, 2020

Mayor Jenny Durkan joined Crosscut reporter David Kroman for a one-on-one interview in a moment of upheaval in Seattle. Hear what she thinks is the path forward for a city upended by a global pandemic, how she’ll respond to the call for police reform and social justice action, the future of the West Seattle bridge, the battle over budget and more.


Jayapal_Crosscut (1)A Conversation with Pramila Jayapal, August 26th, 2020

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal joined Crosscut staff reporter Melissa Santos to discuss a range of topics including the upcoming Presidential election in November, COVID relief, defunding the police, postal service issues, regulating big tech, healthcare and climate change. Congresswoman Jayapal represents Washington’s 7th District, which encompasses most of Seattle and its surrounding areas.


Screen Shot 2020-11-09 at 2.18.43 PMA Conversation with Jay Inslee, June 2nd, 2020

Crosscut News & Politics Editor Donna Blankinship sat down for a one-on-one with Governor Jay Inslee on our state’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and what we can expect next on our road to recovery. As governor, Inslee has emphasized climate change, education and drug policy reform and is managing the state’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. No recording available.


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