Thu, Apr 26, 2018KVI Crosscut Conversation5:30 pm-10:00 pm

General Admission (no reserved seating/first come first serve): $15 per ticket

VIP Admission (includes a reserved seat and a pre-event meet and greet party at 5:30p p.m. with John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, Knute Berger, Florangela Davila and Manda Factor. Bites and beverage provided by Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant and Coral Wines - $57 per person.


A united front is the best way to tackle today’s biggest issues!

Join us for the KVI Crosscut Conversation, where we’ll discuss the major issues facing us as a nation, a state and a region. Moderated by KOMO Newsradio’s Manda Factor, this panel will feature Crosscut’s Florangela Davila and Knute Berger and KVI’s John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur.

About the Panelists
Florangela Davila is the managing editor at Crosscut. A veteran Seattle journalist, she worked for 14 years as a staff reporter covering race, immigration and features at The Seattle Times. She’s been a longtime arts contributor to KNXK-FM as well as Crosscut.

Knute Berger is Crosscut’s Mossback. Born and raised in Seattle, he writes with his own Pacific Northwest perspective. He also writes the monthly Gray Matters column for Seattle magazine where he is editor-at-large, and is an occasional commentator on KUOW-FM’s “Week in Review.”

John Carlson is synonymous with Washington State Politics. He has led three successful statewide initiatives and worked briefly in the Reagan Administration before serving as Communications Director for Republican Washington State Chairman Jennifer Dunn. Now, he’s heard daily on KVI, weekday mornings from 6 to 10 a.m.

Kirby Wilbur began working for KVI in 1993, where he stayed until 2009. After leaving KVI, he worked as State Director of Americans for Prosperity, was elected State Chairman of the Republican Party, and went on to become Executive Director of the National Journalism Center in Reston, Virginia. Kirby returned to the airwaves on KVI in January 2016 and can be heard weekdays 8 a.m. – Noon.