An interview with new Washington State Poet Laureate Arianne True.
Storyteller Fern Naomi Renville discusses her talk about The Haudenosaunee Confederacy’s Great Law of Peace, which united six Indigenous Nations in an alliance and helped inspire the US Constitution.
Many Americans don’t believe the scientific consensus. Philosopher Michael Goldsby talks about why, and examines how good people can be led to bad ideas.
Books can get us to empathize with monstrous people. Professor Richard Middleton-Kaplan believes that’s not only a good thing, but a vital part of human rights work.
Are we on the verge of another Roaring 20s? A historian explores whether the collective jubilation that followed the end of the last worldwide pandemic might happen again.
A new strategy to revive struggling small towns is seeing success—but also giving rise to cultural and class conflicts.
“It’s good to laugh, it’s good to laugh at ourselves and what we take as gospel or what we take as truth, because it happens so much and so often.”
An interview with Rena Priest, new Washington State Poet Laureate, about the meaning of home and the music of language.
“A student asked me, ‘I can’t tell if this story is optimistic or pessimistic.’ I responded, ‘It’s pessimistic, because it’s about living with loss. And it’s optimistic because it’s about living with loss. I can’t explain it any other way.'”
“I see my life as being like a canvas, which I work on creating with my every thought and deed.”