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Crosscut Talks Live

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Cascade Public Media

401 Mercer St.

Seattle, WA 98109

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Crosscut Talks Live is a studio audience recording of the popular Crosscut Talks podcast, featuring one-on-one conversations and panel debates with politicians, authors, journalists and the people at the center of the stories that are driving our cultural conversation at home and around the country.

Your ticket includes entry to the event along with the pre-reception, two drink tickets (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) and heavy appetizers!


October 24, 2019

Pre-reception 6:00 PM, Program 6:30 PM

The Rising: Facing the Existential Threat of Climate Upheaval

Climate change is quickly altering the shape of the Northwest and coastal regions around the planet— ecosystems, organisms, the very coastlines collapsing into the sea. The effects of climate change are leading many to demand political action- the climate strike in September saw hundreds of thousands of people around the world walked out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets. Close to home, stories of Coastal Tribal communities facing existential threats provide a unique perspective on the consequences of these changes - and their efforts to mitigate and adapt. Is it time to consider what was previously unthinkable: retreat?


We will convene climate scientists, tribal representatives, experts and journalists on the front lines of this debate to discuss whether retreat is the only real option, the immense challenges the people of the coast face, ongoing efforts to adapt to those challenges, and what lessons society at large can take from Indigenous resiliency and ingenuity.

Panelists include:

Michael Chang - Climate Adaptation Specialist for the Makah Tribe.


Amy Snover - Director of the Climate Impacts Group and Director of the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center at the University of Washington.


Paul Chiyokten Wagner - Environmental Activist




November 19, 2019

Pre-reception 6:00 PM, Program 6:30 PM

WTO: Did Everyone Lose the Battle of Seattle?

Twenty years ago this November, the world’s attention turned to Seattle where a meeting of the World Trade Organization was disrupted by thousands of protesters who filled the city’s streets. The conflict that followed shook Seattle and laid bare deep frustrations with the excesses of globalization and fears about the impact of free trade.

While it failed to stop the WTO, the three days of conflict did renew the power of grassroots political protest in the U.S. It set the course for Occupy Wall Street and other populist movements, and helped to shape the dialogue around economic equity in the 21st century.

Joined by prominent figures from the events, historians and today’s political analysts, we look back at the WTO with the benefit of hindsight to revisit those dramatic days, and to consider what the protests, responses and anxieties of those times may have foretold about our economic and political reality today.

Panelists include:


Nikkita Oliver - Seattle-based creative, community organizer, abolitionist, educator and attorney.


John Sellers - WTO protest leader and President of the Ruckus Society.


Norm Stamper - Former Seattle Police Chief.


Edgar Villenueva - Expert on social justic philanthropy




Location

Cascade Public Media

401 Mercer St.

Seattle, WA 98109


Time

Doors at 6:00 PM, Program at 6:30 PM


Stay tuned for the continuation of our Crosscut Talks Live series in January, 2020.


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