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Week in Review: June 25, 2021

Hacks & Wonks

Release Date: 06/26/2021

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Erica C. Barnett, editor of Publicola, joins Crystal to discuss King County's new vaccine requirements, the city attorney's efforts to hurry through his last priorities, political polling, misogynistic attacks on the carpenters' union leader, rerouting crisis calls away from the police, and wariness around quarantine shelters by houseless folks.

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On Friday, Crystal and Executive Director of America Walks (and former Seattle mayor), Mike McGinn, talked for so long that it made for a two-part show! They get into the SPD's calls being mostly non-criminal, the surge in gun violence, the lack of investigation into Mayor Durkan's alleged illegal deletion of text messages, and the need for the law to be applied equally.

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Week in Review: September 10, 2021 show art Week in Review: September 10, 2021

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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.

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This week Crystal is joined by Senator Karen Keiser, Washington State Senate President Pro Tempore and one of the busiest women in the state legislature. Highlights include a dozen public safety bills, protection of essential workers, attempts to fix our tax code, passage of the Working Families Tax Credit, supporting childcare workers, and more.

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Today Crystal is joined by a new co-host, Rich Smith, Associate Editor of The Stranger! They discuss plans to tackle homelessness, a racist email from Bellevue School Board candidate Faye Yang, the need to center accessibility in transportation planning, and an alliance of landlords and renters threatening to sue to speed the distribution of rental relief.

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This week on the show we have the second half of the Consultant Roundtable, featuring Consultants Riall Johnson of Prism Consulting, Michael Charles of Upper Left Strategies, and Heather Weiner discussing the results of the primary elections, and what we can expect from the general election in November.

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Today on the show Marco Lowe, Professor at Seattle University’s Institute for Public Service, joins Crystal to get in to kids returning to school this fall without having had a Covid vaccine, the slow pace of rental aid distribution, the arrival of Afghan refugees in our state (and how you can help welcome them!), and the tragic rise in gun violence in our area.

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Consultants Riall Johnson, Michael Charles, and Heather Weiner join Crystal to discuss the results of the primary elections this month, and what we can expect from the rest of election season. They discuss the mayoral primary results, Charter Amendment 29 / Compassion Seattle, and the results for City Council Pos. 9.

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This week Erica C. Barnett of Publicola joins Crystal to dive in to Mayor Durkan intentionally causing her texts to disappear, why folks experiencing homelessness face more harm from congregate shelters than from encampments, the deficiencies of "Compassion Seattle" Charter Amendment 29, and the map of González versus Harrell voters breaking down along income lines.

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Representative Debra Entenman (District 47) joins Crystal to discuss triumphs of police accountability in the most recent legislative session, the public safety work that still needs to be done, and the need for privacy protections. Also, Rep. Entenman and reminds you to get your Covid vaccine, because “the Delta variant is not playing!”

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Today Crystal and local political consultant Heather Weiner discuss the record-breaking heatwave we’re going to experience this weekend, how we can support our unhoused neighbors through these dangerous heat conditions, Uber paying a historic wage theft settlement, Amazon being taken on by the Teamsters union, developments in the mayoral race, AND the organizers of Capitol Hill Pride submitting a fragility-infused complaint against Taking B(l)ack Pride, resulting in major backlash and several cancelations for Capitol Hill Pride.

ALSO: See resources below for locations to cool down this weekend and how you can support our unhoused neighbors in this heat.

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, Heather Weiner, at @hlweinder. More info is available at officialhacksandwonks.com.

 

Resources

Excessive Heat Warning: Cooling Centers Open Across Seattle https://alert.seattle.gov/2021/06/25/excessive-heat-warning-cooling-centers-open-across-seattle/

Cooling centers in King County: https://kcemergency.com/2021/06/24/cooling-centers-in-king-county/

Find cooling locations, open libraries with air conditioning, and other ways available to cool down here: https://durkan.seattle.gov/2021/06/city-of-seattle-opens-additional-cooling-centers-and-updated-guidance-for-staying-cool-in-extreme-heat%e2%80%af/ 

“Western heat wave threatens health in vulnerable communities” by Anita Snow: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/western-heat-wave-threatens-health-in-vulnerable-communities/ 

“City Prepares For Extreme Heat By Opening Cooling Shelters, Finally Getting Around To Fixing Water Fountains” by Carolyn Bick: https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/06/24/city-prepares-for-extreme-heat-by-opening-cooling-shelters-finally-getting-around-to-fixing-water-fountains/ 

CID Mutual Aid: https://twitter.com/CIDMutualAid/status/1407774391551860739

Transit Riders Union Solidarity Fund: https://data.transitriders.org/forms/tru-solidarity-fund/

“Uber to pay $3.4M in settlement for 15,000 Seattle drivers’ unpaid sick leave, back wages” by Mike Lewis: https://www.geekwire.com/2021/uber-pay-3-4m-settlement-seattle-drivers-unpaid-sick-leave-back-wages/ 

“The Teamsters Want To Unionize Amazon Workers. Here’s What That Means” by Andrea Hsu: https://www.npr.org/2021/06/22/1009213361/the-teamsters-want-to-unionize-amazon-workers-heres-what-that-means 

“Amazon employees accuse the company of union-busting after it removes workers from an internal directory” by Jason Del Rey: https://www.vox.com/recode/22348389/amazon-union-phone-tool-warehouse-workers-tier-1-staff-directory 

“Meet Seattle’s 2021 candidates for mayor” from The Seattle Times: https://projects.seattletimes.com/2021/seattle-mayor-candidates-primary-mayoral-election-guide/ 

“Homeless Advocates Launch Campaign Against ‘Compassion Seattle’ Charter Amendment” by Natalie Bicknell: https://www.theurbanist.org/2021/05/28/homeless-advocates-campaign-against-compassion-seattle/ 

“Seattle Eviction Moratorium Extended As Council Passes More Renter Protections” by Jack Russillo: https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/06/22/seattle-eviction-moratorium-extended-as-council-passes-more-renter-protections/ 

“BIPOC Pride event gets support after ‘reparations fee’ complaint” by Venice Buhain: https://crosscut.com/news/2021/06/bipoc-pride-event-gets-support-after-reparations-fee-complaint 

TAKING B(L)ACK PRIDE: https://www.seattlepride.org/events/taking-black-pride 

 

Transcript

Full transcript will be added in the next 48 hours.