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Hacks & Wonks

Jan 5, 2022

In this second part of a discussion with Executive Director of America Walks and former mayor of Seattle Mike McGinn, we reflect on Mayor Durkan's term and legacy, discuss the mayor having more power than the council to drive change on the ground, Mayor Harrell's predecessor and an ongoing pandemic creating a taller...


Jan 1, 2022

For the last show of the year, we have the first part of a discussion with Executive Director of America Walks and former mayor of Seattle Mike McGinn about how the City’s response to the recent snowstorm and Harrell’s recent appointees highlight opportunities for the incoming administration to both learn from and...


Sep 18, 2020

This week Crystal and rotating guest co-host Erica Barnett dive into how Covid 19 and our poor air quality have affected those experiencing homelessness, and how our elected leaders have either improved or exacerbated the situation. Additionally, they get into fare enforcement on transit, the continuing budget fight...


Sep 11, 2020

Rotating co-host Ashley Archibald of Real Change joins Crystal to recap what happened this week, including Seattle City Council budget talks, whether or not Mayor Durkan has a plan, and the resignation of Merrick Bobb.


Aug 21, 2020

This week Crystal is joined by Michael Charles, managing partner of CD Strategic and political consultant extraordinaire to talk about the resignation of Police Chief Carmen Best, and why conservatives in Washington had such a strong showing in the primaries.