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Consultant Roundtable Part 2

Hacks & Wonks

Release Date: 08/29/2021

Week in Review: September 24, 2021 show art Week in Review: September 24, 2021

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Today Marco Lowe, Professor at Seattle U's Institute for Public Service, joins Crystal to discuss the extension of the eviction moratorium, the departure of Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff, City Council candidate Sara Nelson fudging the truth regarding laying off her workers, the increasing impact of climate disasters, and developments in the carpenters’ union strike.

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Chat with Hugo Garcia, Burien City Council Candidate show art Chat with Hugo Garcia, Burien City Council Candidate

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Today on the show Hugo Garcia, City Council candidate for the city of Burien, joins Crystal to discuss the planning for growth and justice in a rapidly changing city, how to create more housing and ensure residents are able to afford to live in a city, and the vital importance of parks and public spaces.

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Week in Review: September 17, 2021 show art Week in Review: September 17, 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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A Chat with Senator Karen Keiser show art A Chat with Senator Karen Keiser

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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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Week in Review: September 3, 2021 show art Week in Review: September 3, 2021

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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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Week in Review: August 27, 2021 show art Week in Review: August 27, 2021

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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 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. Discussion points include the Kathy Lambert’s risks in the King County Council race, the upset in the City Attorney’s race, the possibility of having abolitionists both on the Seattle City Council and in the City Attorney’s office, the low hanging fruit that is Senator Reuven Carlyle, the frequent mischaracterization of Seattle voters as being far more conservative than they actually are, and the fact that real live Republicans exist in King County.

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, Michael Charles at @mikeychuck, Heather Weiner at @hlweiner, and Riall Johnson at @RiallJohnson. More info is available at officialhacksandwonks.com.

 

Resources

“Lambert leads District 3 primary for King County Council” by Conor Wilson from the Issaquah Reporter: https://www.issaquahreporter.com/news/lambert-leads-district-3-primary-for-king-county-council/

“Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes concedes primary election” by David Kroman from Crosscut: https://crosscut.com/news/2021/08/seattle-city-attorney-pete-holmes-concedes-primary-election

“Four reasons Seattle’s left will likely prevail in November” by Katie Wilson from Crosscut: https://crosscut.com/opinion/2021/08/four-reasons-seattles-left-will-likely-prevail-november

“Progressive Trend Emerging in Late Primary Election Returns” by Doug Trumm from The Urbanist: https://www.theurbanist.org/2021/08/06/progressive-trend-emerging-in-late-primary-election-returns/

“Ranked-Choice Voting Gets A Prime-Time Shot Under New York City’s Bright Lights” by Domenico Montanaro from NPR: https://www.npr.org/2021/06/22/1008807504/ranked-choice-voting-new-york-city-mayors-race

Washington State’s voter registration portal: https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx

 

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