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Hacks & Wonks

Apr 23, 2024

Nick Brown joins Hacks & Wonks for an in-depth interview to discuss his campaign for Attorney General and plans to address WA’s most pressing issues. 

As always, a full text transcript of the show is available at

Follow us on Twitter/X at @HacksWonks. Find the host, Crystal Fincher, on...

Apr 19, 2024

On this week-in-review, Crystal is joined by staff writer at The Stranger covering policing, incarceration and courts, Ashley Nerbovig!

They discuss:

  • GOP Candidate Dave Reichert's Anti-LGBTQ Views

  • Boeing Faces Scrutiny Over Safety Issues and Alleged Cover-Up

  • Tacoma to Implement ShotSpotter Despite Concerns

  • Local...

Apr 16, 2024

On this topical show, Crystal welcomes Evan Thompkins, STAR Program Specialist with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, and Stephanie Van Jacobs, Program Manager at WellPower!

The STAR program offers a promising alternative response to mental health and substance use crises, providing individuals...

Apr 12, 2024

On this week-in-review, Crystal is joined by Staff Reporter for Real Change and creator of the Gossip Guy newsletter, Guy Oron!

They discuss:

  • Washington's Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Ruled Unconstitutional

  • Three New GOP Initiatives

  • Boeing Whistleblower Raises Safety Concerns

  • Seattle City Councilmembers...

Apr 9, 2024

On this topical show, Crystal Fincher and Executive Director of The Urbanist, Rian Watt, dig into how housing policy shapes the future vision for our communities, why the recent legislative session didn’t live up to its “Year of Housing 2.0” billing, and how the Seattle Comprehensive plan falls short and can be...