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  • Redmond

ONLINE: Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Transportation Ideas from the Pacific Northwest

Though Boeing is the best-known innovator in travel to have emerged from Washington State, there are many others. From canoe journeys to flying cars (that actually worked!), explore the history and culture of travel in Washington State. Author and broadcaster Harriet Baskas takes audiences on a tour of notable highlights of state transportation history, examining […]

  • When
  • 1:00 pm, Tuesday
    August 11, 2020
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  • Online Speakers Bureau Event
    Redmond, United States
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ONLINE: From Mexican to Mexican-American: A Family Immigration Story

As immigration has become more hotly debated in the United States, the arguments have become cartoonish, with one side often painted as naïve and another as xenophobic. What has become lost is the human story of immigration to America, with all its complexity, heartache, and hope. Professor Carlos Gil sought to understand immigration by tracing […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Tuesday
    August 11, 2020
  • Where
  • Online Speakers Bureau Event
    United States
  • August 11
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  • Clarkston

ONLINE: Higher Power: The History of Evangelicals in American Politics

Explore the history and meaning behind a uniquely American movement: Evangelical Christianity. Evangelicals are the strongest religious voting block in America, despite being a relatively new coalition. How did they come to hold such power? In this balanced and respectful talk, WSU professor Matthew Sutton traces the history of the religious right in America, from its […]

  • When
  • 6:30 pm, Tuesday
    August 11, 2020
  • Where
  • Online Speakers Bureau Event
    Clarkston, United States
  • August 11
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  • Issaquah

ONLINE: Hacking Democracy: What Social Media is Doing to US Politics

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram—some of which did not even exist a decade ago—are playing an increasingly central role in politicians’ efforts to get elected. What does this mean for the American voter? Join political scientist Travis Ridout to explore the pros and cons of social media in political campaigns. While […]

  • When
  • 7:00 pm, Tuesday
    August 11, 2020
  • Where
  • Online Speakers Bureau Event
    Issaquah, United States
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