Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Hacks & Wonks

Dec 29, 2021

On today’s rebroadcast, Crystal’s interviews King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay, and they discuss police accountability and what it really means to invest in community. In the conversation they discuss the King County Charter Amendments that were on the November 2020 ballot and have since been approved by the...


Dec 24, 2021

Crystal is joined by Doug Trumm, Executive Director of The Urbanist, for today’s jam-packed show that covers successful tactics used in the Sawant recall election, Durkan veto of the Council vote to end the hazard pay they enacted, the Starbucks unionization movement coming to Seattle, a City Hall Park land...


Dec 4, 2021

Today on the show, the oft quoted Doug Trumm, Executive Director of The Urbanist, joins Crystal to discuss the widespread popular support for pedestrian only streets and protected bike lanes and bus lanes in Seattle, the precinct-level turnout results from the 2021 election, whether Bellevue will actually be ready for...


Dec 2, 2021

Today Crystal is joined by Laura Loe, Founder and Executive Director of Share The Cities, which both educates around and advocates for affordable housing and reasonable housing policies that serve the communities they're in. Discussions include the continued legacy of racially motivated redlining, the controversy of...


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...