Sep 10, 2021
Today on the show, Executive Director of America Walks and former mayor of Seattle, Mike McGinn joins Crystal to discuss new Covid-19 vaccine mandates, planned walkouts by some workers in Seattle fizzling, rising gun violence and the conspicuous lack of analysis by the media and the mayor’s office, the knee-jerk desire for police presence when crime rises (in spite of it being ineffective), and the integration of Compassion Seattle into a certain mayoral campaign now that it’s off the November ballot.
As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com.
Find the host, Crystal Fincher on Twitter at @finchfrii and find today’s co-host, Mike McGinn, at @mayormcginn. More info is available at officialhacksandwonks.com.
"State employees union announces agreement with Inslee over vaccine mandate" by Joseph O'Sullivan https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article254009258.html
“Biden Lays Out Plan To Mandate Vaccines Or Testing For Millions
Of Workers” by Alana Wise and Tamara Keith from NPR: https://www.npr.org/2021/09/
“‘Every hospital is quite full’ in Washington as delta variant
of coronavirus spreads” by Elise Takahama from The Seattle
“‘Don’t have a clue’: It turns out Washington state set a murder
record in 2020, but no one knows why” by Danny Westneat
Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/
“Sickout at Seattle City Light over COVID-19 vaccine mandate
doesn’t materialize” by Daniel Beekman from The Seattle
“Unions warn of ‘mass exodus’ over city of Seattle vaccine
mandate” by David Kroman from Crosscut: https://crosscut.com/news/
“Seattle’s arrest alternative, LEAD, moves beyond police” by
David Kroman from Crosscut: https://crosscut.com/2020/07/
“‘Compassion Seattle’ Is Dead. Now What?” by Katie Wilson
from Publicola: https://publicola.com/2021/09/
“Harrell Says He’ll Implement Key Provisions of ‘Compassion
Seattle’ Measure, Clear Encampments” by Erica C. Barnett
of Publicola: https://publicola.com/2021/09/
"Durkan Won’t Sign Crowd Control Weapons Bill, Raises Specter of Court Challenge" by Paul Kiefer https://publicola.com/2021/09/07/durkan-wont-sign-crowd-control-weapons-bill-raises-specter-of-court-challenge/
"Harrell Ducks Police Accountability Forum, Burgess Rides In to Attack González" by Doug Trumm https://www.theurbanist.org/category/politics-and-government/elections-and-endorsements/2021-election/
Transcript will be uploaded shortly.