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Hacks & Wonks is a show hosted by political consultant Crystal Fincher, who talks with Policy Wonks and Political Hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work, with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening and what you can about it.
 
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Sit down with Viewpoints each week as we report on social issues, the environment, history, food – you name it. What’s it like to give birth in prison? Could the plague resurface with climate change? How has politics been permanently reshaped by the Trump era? Candid stories on topics you should know, plus Culture Crash – a three-minute recap on a timely topic in media to keep you up-to-date on all things music, TV and film. Hosted by Marty Peterson, Gary Price, Evan Rook and produced by Ami ...
 
ಹರಟೆ ಅಂದ್ರೆ ಯಾರಿಗೆ ತಾನೇ ಇಷ್ಟ ಇಲ್ಲ? ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪಾಡ್ಕಾಸ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಮತ್ತು ಕಂಗ್ಲಿಷಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮತ್ತು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಮಾತು - ಜೊತೆಗೆ ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ, ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನ, ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ವ್ಯವಹಾರಗಳು, ಎಕನಾಮಿಕ್ಸ್ ನಂತಹ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿನ ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಆಳವಾದ ಮಾತು. ನಿಮ್ಮ ಹೊಸ್ಟ್ಸ್ ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್, ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಬಿ.ಎಸ್. ಹೊಸ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಗಳು ಪ್ರತಿವಾರ. ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ. The Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast is a weekly talkshow that bridges Kannada and English, as well as Karnataka and the world. Every week, hosts Pavan ...
 
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On this rebroadcast, Melissa Santos from Crosscut joins Crystal to talk about her deep dive into Washington State’s Brady List, which is a list maintained by prosecutors of cops with credibility issues which may compromise their testimony in court. In her research she found that nearly 200 cops in our state have such credibility issues. They also g…
 
If an unexpected $400 charge came up, it’s estimated that 40% of Americans would struggle to pay this amount, according to data published in 2019 by the Federal Reserve. Life happens. Circumstances change. And that’s why it so important to be financially secure with savings, an emergency fund, investments and more. We speak with financial expert, E…
 
Before photography, the most commonly used medium to capture a single moment in time was painting and illustration. Though photos and video have flooded most media outlets, illustration as a whole has not been replaced. It’s still used to this day because of its unique ability to convey emotions and integrate a single moment within a broader contex…
 
On this week-in-review, Crosscut reporter covering state politics and the Legislature, Melissa Santos, joins Crystal to discuss Governor Inslee attempting to make it illegal for politicians to lie about election fraud and ending the ban on affirmative action, bills to watch this legislative session, Seattle and Burien extending their eviction morat…
 
ನಿರೂಪಕ ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಅವರು ವಿದ್ವಾಂಸ ಆನಂದ ಕುಮಾರಸ್ವಾಮಿಯವರು ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ, ದರ್ಶನಗಳು, ಮತ್ತು ಕಲೆಯ ಬಗೆಗಿನ ಆಳವಾದ ಚಿಂತನೆಗಳು ಹಾಗು ಅವರ ಕೊಡುಗೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. Host Surya Prakash talks about the legacy and the contributions of polymath Ananda Coomaraswamy on understanding and appreciating philosophies, cultures, and art from the Indian subcontinent. An…
 
Representative Jamila Taylor of the 30th Legislative District joins Crystal to highlight the legislative priorities of the growing Black Members Caucus that seeks police accountability reforms that align with community values and needs. They delve into the importance of why equitable, sustainable, and accessible resources are the key to issues rang…
 
More than 80 percent of the world’s population lives under light-polluted skies, according to a 2016 study published in the journal “Science Advances”. Light pollution can impact sleep, general health and negatively impacts the environment, killing millions of birds each year and disrupting the seasonal cycle of trees. Another effect? The beautiful…
 
On today’s week-in-review, Associate Editor of The Stranger, Rich Smith, joins Crystal to discuss the investigation finding that SPD improperly faked radio chatter about Proud Boys and escalated and inflamed tensions as CHOP formed, and a Kent PD Assistant police chief being asked to resign for posting Nazi insignia and his wife hiding critical soc…
 
‘ಮನಿ ವೈಸ್’ ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಲೇಖಕ ಮತ್ತು ಕ್ಯಾಪಿಟಲ್‌ಮೈಂಡ್‌ನ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ದೀಪಕ್ ಶೆಣೈ, ನಿರೂಪಕರಾದ ಸೂರ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಅವರೊಂದಿಗೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಆದಾಯ, ಉಳಿತಾಯ, ಹೂಡಿಕೆ ಮತ್ತು ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿನ ಅಗತ್ಯತೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಗುರಿಗಳನ್ನು ಪೂರೈಸಲು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಸಂಪತ್ತನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥಿತವಾಗಿ ಯೋಚಿಸಬೇಕು ಎಂಬುದರ ಕುರಿತು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. Deepak Shenoy, the author of ‘Money Wise’ and founder of Capitalmind, talks to hosts Sury…
 
In this second part of a discussion with Executive Director of America Walks and former mayor of Seattle Mike McGinn, we reflect on Mayor Durkan's term and legacy, discuss the mayor having more power than the council to drive change on the ground, Mayor Harrell's predecessor and an ongoing pandemic creating a taller task than usual for an incoming …
 
In the U.S., there are roughly 19 million people with felony convictions. For this population, finding stable work can be a tumultuous and draining process. Without a job, it can be all too easy to slide back into a past life and end up behind bars once again. This week – we explore the role of work in prison, the lack of skills gained and the impo…
 
For the last show of the year, we have the first part of a discussion with Executive Director of America Walks and former mayor of Seattle Mike McGinn about how the City’s response to the recent snowstorm and Harrell’s recent appointees highlight opportunities for the incoming administration to both learn from and leave behind the past as they stan…
 
On today’s rebroadcast, Crystal’s interviews King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay, and they discuss police accountability and what it really means to invest in community. In the conversation they discuss the King County Charter Amendments that were on the November 2020 ballot and have since been approved by the voters, changing how the sheriff …
 
In 2006, Filipino immigrant Elizabeth Keathley mistakenly registered to vote while at a DMV in Illinois. After receiving her Voter ID in the mail, she ended up casting a ballot in the next election thinking she could do so. However, she wasn’t a U.S. citizen at the time and, because of her actions, faced eventual deportation back to the Philippines…
 
Crystal is joined by Doug Trumm, Executive Director of The Urbanist, for today’s jam-packed show that covers successful tactics used in the Sawant recall election, Durkan veto of the Council vote to end the hazard pay they enacted, the Starbucks unionization movement coming to Seattle, a City Hall Park land swap without park preservation guarantees…
 
ಕಲಾವಿದ, ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಾಹಕ ಮತ್ತು ಲೇಖಕ ಸುರೇಶ್ ಜಯರಾಮ್ ಅವರು ಲಾಲ್ ಬಾಗ್‌ನ ಕೆಲವು ಕಥೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಇತಿಹಾಸವನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾರೆ. Artist, photographer and author Suresh Jayaram shares a few stories and some history of Lal Bagh, one of the two lungs of the city of Bangalore. ಸುರೇಶ್ ಜಯರಾಮ್ ಅವರು ನಮ್ಮ ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆಯ 124ನೆ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರುಪಕರಾದ ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್…
 
A familiar aroma has the ability to transport us back to a different time in life or remind us of a specific place or person. Smell is deeply connected to memory and emotion, playing a significant role in how we view the world around us. This week – we highlight the power of smell, how our noses process these scents and what it’s like when you lose…
 
Frozen carrots. Bruised apples. Sad-looking slices of pizza. For too long, school lunches in the U.S. have been overlooked. Highly processed foods are often quickly thrown together with a hodgepodge of unhealthy ingredients. Students deserve better. Brigaid founder Dan Giusti joins Viewpoints this week to share how he, along with hundreds of profes…
 
Today on the show, fellow political consultant Heather Weiner joins Crystal to preview the players in the upcoming state legislative session - who’s stepping down, who’s getting appointed, who’s moving up in leadership positions - as well as a peek at next year’s elections with announcements that several incumbents are resigning (and one who change…
 
This week, we revisit our conversation with Pierce County Council Chair Derek Young discussing what’s up in Pierce County. They discuss the vast differences in funding available for transit and other public projects in King and Pierce counties, how Pierce County and Tacoma are absorbing the population overflow of those who can’t find affordable hom…
 
ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಇತಿಹಾಸದ ಪ್ರಚಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಚರ್ಚೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಆಗುತ್ತಿದೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಅದನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ಸುಧಾರಿಸಬಹುದು ಎಂಬ ವಿಷಯದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಪಿ.ಎಲ್. ಉದಯ ಕುಮಾರ್ ರವರು ಮಾತನಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. Technologist and History researcher PL Udaya Kumar talks about Indian history focusing excessively on kings, kingdoms, and broad regions, and how history can be communicated much better and in different forms. Ann…
 
Federal student loan debt has ballooned in recent years. In 2007, debt totaled $642 billion dollars. 14 years later, this number has risen to close to $1.7 trillion. More than 43 million Americans have student loan debt, with the average person owing around $39,000. With payments on student loans expected to restart early next year after an almost …
 
Today on the show, Seattle Times politics and communities reporter, Daniel Beekman joins Crystal to talk through the Sawant recall election results, the importance and success of listening and ongoing engagement between election cycles in SeaTac, a bevy of State Legislature candidates including Melissa Taylor in the 46th Legislative District, and a…
 
ಪಿ.ಎಲ್. ಉದಯ ಕುಮಾರ್ ರವರು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಶಾಸನಗಳ 3ಡಿ ಡಿಜಿಟಲ್ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ, ಮತ್ತು ಅದರ ಜನಪ್ರಚಾರದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. Technologist and History researcher PL Udaya Kumar talks about how modern, digital 3D scanning technology can be used to conserve Bengaluru’s rich heritage of inscription stones. Announcement! You can now watch new Thale-Harate episodes on YouTube…
 
Today Crystal is joined by Shasti Conrad, Chair of the King County Democrats, to discuss Shasti's journey from working on progressive national campaigns to immersing herself in political organizing with the local Democratic Party. In 2018, Shasti became the first woman of color chair of the King County Democrats and set out to re-make the local par…
 
Do you find yourself carrying less and less cash in recent years? You’re not alone. Last year, cash payments made up about 18 percent of all transactions, according to a national study conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. For homeless populations and nonprofit fundraisers that rely on in-person cash giving, what’s the outlook? How can …
 
Last minute emails. Gift buying. Traveling. Sometimes the holiday to-do list can feel never-ending. It can be a stressful period – especially after another year spent living within a pandemic. We speak with psychiatrist Dr. Frank Anderson about the importance of setting boundaries and expectations this holiday season.…
 
Today on the show, the oft quoted Doug Trumm, Executive Director of The Urbanist, joins Crystal to discuss the widespread popular support for pedestrian only streets and protected bike lanes and bus lanes in Seattle, the precinct-level turnout results from the 2021 election, whether Bellevue will actually be ready for the business boom that it has …
 
Today Crystal is joined by Laura Loe, Founder and Executive Director of Share The Cities, which both educates around and advocates for affordable housing and reasonable housing policies that serve the communities they're in. Discussions include the continued legacy of racially motivated redlining, the controversy of golf courses, and how LEGO and T…
 
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