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Hacks & Wonks

May 28, 2024

State Senator Patty Kuderer joins Hacks & Wonks to discuss her run for Insurance Commissioner - pledging to be a strong consumer advocate, push for universal healthcare, and get tough on insurance companies. She touts her legislative record and experience as an attorney representing policyholders.

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May 24, 2024

On this week-in-review, Crystal is joined by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Founder and Editor of The Needling, Lex Vaughn!

They discuss:

  • PayUp Legislation Repeal Sparks Controversy and Recusal Issues in Seattle City Council

  • Another Discrimination Lawsuit Against SPD

  • Police Recruitment and Standards


May 21, 2024

On this topical show, Crystal welcomes Edmund Witter, Senior Managing Attorney at the King County Bar Association's Housing Justice Project, for a conversation about how the eviction crisis is exacerbating an already dire situation as Washington state grapples with record homelessness.

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May 17, 2024

On this week-in-review, Crystal is joined by Chair of People Power Washington, Shannon Cheng!

They discuss:

  • Three Bob Fergusons File for Governor During Filing Week in Republican Stunt

  • Boeing Faces Criminal Prosecution for 737 MAX Crashes

  • Gig Worker Pay Protections Face Repeal Amid Political Tensions and Mayoral...


May 7, 2024

Mayor Bruce Harrell has introduced a draft proposal for a $1.35 billion transportation levy to renew the expiring Move Seattle Levy. The proposed nine-year levy aims to address street repaving, bridge maintenance, and spot improvements for transit, but falls short of the transformative vision advocated for...