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Hacks & Wonks

Nov 26, 2021

Erica C. Barnett from Publicola joins Crystal this week to review the news of the week, including:

  • King County’s decision not to count the homeless population this year;
  • Crosscut’s opinion section shutting down;
  • Sound Transit continuing its punitive fare enforcement policy; and
  • The continuing redistricting...

Nov 24, 2021

Justice G. Helen Whitener is a fascinating person. Her life story, her path to the Washington State Supreme Court, and her extensive experience in law in our state, and lived experience as a Black, immigrant, LGBT and disabled person is worth listening to and learning from. In this re-broadcast, Crystal and...

Nov 21, 2021

Today Crystal is joined by Amy Sundberg, author of Notes from the Emerald City & Co-Chair of the Seattle Committee of People Power Washington - Police Accountability and Shannon Cheng, Chair of People Power WA - Police Accountability. Crystal, Amy and Shannon break down the latest on the Seattle City budget process, the...

Nov 18, 2021

Riall Johnson, Principal Partner at Prism West consulting, joins Crystal to talk about Nicole Thomas-Kennedy's campaign for Seattle City Attorney, the funding mechanisms behind the scenes in Seattle politics, and the future of progressive candidates in Washington.

As always, a full text transcript of the show is...

Nov 13, 2021

This week we have the second part of the Hacks & Wonks post-election breakdown, featuring Executive Director of America Walks and former mayor of Seattle Mike McGinn, Managing Partner of Upper Left Strategies Michael Charles, and Co-Founder of the Mercury Group and former Colleen Echohawk campaign consultant,...