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A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.
 
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.
 
American Wonk is the signature podcast of FREOPP, the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. On the show, FREOPP President Avik Roy explores the most important national issues of our time—like the economy, health care, technology, pandemics, and the Supreme Court—with the experts and political leaders who know them best.
 
Take a step back from noisy political debates and tune in to rich conversations on India and the world. The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations. Science-geek-turned-policy-wonk Pavan Srinath talks to scholars and experts on everything from India's unique genetics to why China isn't really trying to take over the world. New episodes out every Thursday. The Pragati Podcast is the titular podcast of the online magazine Pragati, and has a ...
 
Welcome to WONKED. We’re the next generation of politics and we’re all about talking policy. Tune in to hear us cut through the canned talking points and rhetoric — we’ve combed through all the working papers for you. Join the Harvard College Democrats for some progressive, policy-based conversations with experts and activists — all in pursuit of the solutions that’ll move our country forward.
 
Experts shape our world. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. In every big story, you’ll find one; you’ll find a researcher, scientist, engineer, planner, policy wonk, data nerd, bureaucrat, regulator, intellectual, or pseudointellectual. Their ideas are often opaque, unrecognized, and difficult to understand. Some of them like it that way. On Cited, we reveal their hidden stories.
 
We're not your average education podcast. Whether you're a teacher, parent, education wonk, or concerned citizen, this is your place to learn about the hottest issues affecting education, like reform, teaching tips, policy, and more. Your three hosts, Robby, Pete, and Casey, rarely agree. That's what makes it fun. What we do share is a profound commitment to improving education. Tune in: http://edsnotdeadpc.libsyn.com/ Want more? Check out our blog and website at http://edsnotdead.com!
 
The Plancast is a volunteer organized podcast developed by a group of Elizabeth Warren for President 2020 supporters. This pod is not affiliated or paid for by the Elizabeth Warren for President 2020 Campaign. The Plancast is meant to be a resource for all Elizabeth Warren 2020 supporters and undecided voters in the 2020 Democratic Primaries. Join us and an expert in their respected field every week as we breakdown one of Elizabeth Warren’s awesome plans!
 
Candid discussions about cannabis inspired music, great past and upcoming concerts and the social implications of legalized cannabis. Old-school Grateful Dead fans, cannabis attorney Larry Mishkin, cannabis CPA Jim Marty and cannabis attorney / investor Rob Hunt share their cannabis stories and view of the industry. Produced By PodCONX
 
Joe Garofoli talks current events, upcoming elections and, occasionally, sports rivalries with guests from the local, state and national political arenas. Joe is the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics. He has worked at the Chronicle since 2000 and in Bay Area journalism since 1992, when he left the Milwaukee Journal. He has previously written about the intersection of tech and politics and about the politics of the cannabis industry.
 
On Asia Inside Out, experts and guests of the Asia Society Policy Institute take you beyond the policy headlines to provide an insider’s view on regional and global affairs. Featuring interviews with with informed observers and decision-makers from across the Asia-Pacific region, Asia Inside Out gives you a fresh take on Asian politics and policy. Subscribe today, and find an archive of our episodes below.
 
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Grateful Dead, Watkins Glen sound check 7/27/73 Attorney Jordan Wellington partner at VS Strategies discusses Colorado's cannabis hospitality laws and opportunities in New Mexico. He also provides a review from the recent Billy & the kids concert at Red Rocks before joining the conversation about the famous 1973 Watkins Glen concert with Larry Mish…
 
PLEASE LIKE & SUBSCRIBE. Luv ur face. David Zoltan On Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidzoltan On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wonkicorn/posts Progressive Policy Wonk. Housing, Healthcare, Disability specialties. #LivingWageForSocialSecurity #HomesGuarantee #Medicare4All #TreatmentNotTrauma Leftist & Chill with iDanSimpson is the one on one int…
 
Californian Lanhee Chen is the GOP policy wonk who regularly turns up on Sunday political chat shows. On today’s podcast, the former policy director for Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio announces his plans to run for office in California -- and the challenges he faces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Show Notes On today’s week in review, political consultant Heather Weiner joins Crystal to provide insight into the final days of primary campaign season, including: Optimistic vs pessimisticmessaging in candidates' primary election closing arguments; The candidate who spelled their name wrong on a mailer, and the biggest consulting mistakes Heathe…
 
California Gov. Gavin Newsom seemed to be on a gilded path to surviving a recall attempt against him. But new polling shows that likely voters are now split on whether to boot Newsom out of office on Sept. 14. Chronicle reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner explain what’s going on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice…
 
Today Crystal is joined by Amy Sundberg, author of Notes from the Emerald City, and Dr. Shannon Cheng, Chair of People Power Washington to talk about public safety policy in Seattle and King County. Amy gets into the serious issues present in Seattle’s Office of Police Accountability (OPA), failing so spectacularly that the Office of the Inspector …
 
Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is running like a traditional Republican. But she's running as an independent candidate after leaving the GOP. Among Joe Garofoli's questions: Can she win without the party’s backing? | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The legendary creator of groundbreaking TV sit coms - All in the Family, Maude, Sanford and Sons, The Jeffersons, et al, on flying 50 bombing missions in WWII, the joy of comedy and, dare I say, satire. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
PLEASE LIKE & SUBSCRIBE. Luv ur face. Kenzo Shibata: Educator, Powerlifter, Writer, Video, Host @kenzo_pod, @nsfwonks, Cole James Cash Show Occasional This is Revolution co-host CTU/DSA/IWW Triple Carder. he/they On Twitter: https://twitter.com/KenzoShibata On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx4zh3sVbbbEuexW6LXCQXg On Twitch: https://www.…
 
PLEASE LIKE & SUBSCRIBE. Luv ur face. #NoAmerenShutoffs Campaign Lead, @ChambanaDSA Co-Chair, @BloNoCpusaCU Unit, @LTBCoalition supporter, #1u Leftist & Chill with iDanSimpson is the one on one interview show wehere guests are inviting the spirit of building leftist unity, strength, and power. Leftist & Chill was conceived of and is produced, hoste…
 
PLEASE LIKE & SUBSCRIBE. Luv ur face. Cola, from The Cola Corporation On Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecolacorp On fundrazr: https://fundrazr.com/chuds-action-figure?ref=sh_8AMfy9_ab_3rzm4k5K5x33rzm4k5K5x3 On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecolacorporation/ Leftist & Chill with iDanSimpson is the one on one interview show wehere guests ar…
 
Today on the show, Marco Lowe, Professor at Seattle University’s Institute for Public Service, joins Crystal to discuss recent polls that have come out about Seattle’s mayoral, city council, and city attorney races, the importance of understanding poll methodology and margin of error, and the historic and tragic impact of Seattle’s recent heatwave …
 
PLEASE LIKE & SUBSCRIBE. Luv ur face. Leftist & Chill with iDanSimpson is the one on one interview show wehere guests are inviting the spirit of building leftist unity, strength, and power. Leftist & Chill was conceived of and is produced, hosted, and edited by iDanSimpson. Know of a leftist that would be great for the show? Have any feedback for t…
 
Why Chinese influence in New Zealand is an opportunity to pioneer an anti-CCP and antiracist policy. Why the Roosevelt Doctrine is really an attempt to save Woodrow Wilson. Writing about objects too big to write about. Republicans are using China to kill democracy. The problem with "punching left" on Cuba. Also this episode: What's wrong with inter…
 
Today on the show Crystal is joined by Vivian Hua, Executive Director of the Northwest Film Forum. They discuss Vivian’s path to leadership in the film forum, Vivian’s remarkable film Searching Skies which explores the Syrian refugee experience during a holiday dinner in America, supporting emerging artists through the pandemic, and the need to hav…
 
07/23/90 - Grateful Dead - World Music Theatre, Tinley Park Big news out of Washington, Senator Schumer introduced game-changing cannabis legislation. Larry Mishkin, Jim Marty and Rob Hunt discuss the proposed legislation that would legalize marijuana at the federal level. They also discuss Grateful Dead's 1990 summer tour and the tragic death of B…
 
Primary ballots are in mailboxes now! Today friend of the show, former mayor of Seattle, and Executive Director of America Walks Mike McGinn joins Crystal on the show to discuss the front runners in the mayor’s race, how candidates need to be making the case to the public in these remaining weeks before the primary, and the psychology and emotion t…
 
This week Pierce County Council Chair Derek Young joins Crystal on the show to discuss 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 homes in Ki…
 
07/17/89 - Grateful Dead’s final run at Alpine Valley Looking back to a time when the Grateful Dead and Phish were still playing at small venues. Larry Mishkin and Jim Marty share their favorite small-venue experiences while Rob Hunt shares stories about working the Phish Tour in '91. They also discuss the USADA banning Sha’Carri Richardson from th…
 
This week - with primary ballots starting to arrive in mailboxes next week! - Erica C. Barnett of PubliCola joins Crystal to discuss what’s going on in Seattle’s mayoral race. They discuss the unpredictability of a crowded primary, how funding caps get raised, and why primaries are really the time to vote your conscience. Additionally, they cover t…
 
Today on the show Crystal is joined by Toshiko Hasegawa, candidate for Port of Seattle Commissioner, to discuss how the Port of Seattle can modernize and prepare our region for a greener future. They cover the misconception that economics and equity are at odds, the importance of the Port of Seattle in improving air quality and health of South King…
 
Grateful Dead - 7/7/69 - Piedmont Music Festival, Atlanta Most fans aren't aware of the amount of work that takes place prior to and after a concert. Matt "Matty Veech" Vicidomini has worked for many bands including The String Cheese Incident, he joins Larry Mishkin, Jim Marty and his old friend Rob Hunt to share stories from his many years being o…
 
Nathan Hochman has never run for elective office, but the ex-George W. Bush-era Justice Department attorney and federal prosecutor promises to be tougher on crime than Democrat Attorney General Rob Bonta. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy San Francisco Chronicle senior political writer Joe Garofoli
 
Crystal shares that the Friday, almost-live Week in Review show will be back next week, as we take time off to enjoy the long weekend, and we are airing a show with Melissa Santos talking about her excellent reporting on Washington's Brady List. Crystal also is very thankful for the support and amplification by Hacks & Wonks listeners online, and w…
 
California Attorney General Rob Bonta is the most progressive person to hold the position in a long time. He will soon find out if California voters agree with his stances on how to discipline bad cops, whether to eliminate cash bail and ending the death penalty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Today candidate for City Attorney Nicole Thomas-Kennedy joins Crystal to discuss why she has chosen to throw her hat in to the ring against one of our city’s longest serving elected officials, what it truly means to be an abolitionist now, how solving poverty and homelessness will do more to alleviate crime than harsher punishments, and how Nicole’…
 
"The first time I saw the Dead, I was on stage at Woodstock working as a security guard" As a friend, employee and confidant of the Grateful Dead, Sandy Troy spent much of his early life with the band. In his famous book, "Captain Trips" he probes Jerry Garcia's personal life, professional life and relationship with songwriter Robert Hunter and oth…
 
Packer dissects the 4 Americas: The Rich Right-Wing Bastards, The Smug Liberal Elites, The Pissed-Off Not-so-Bright Tea Partiers, and The Woke Social Justice Police. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
 
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 …
 
This week Crystal talks with King County Executive Dow Constantine about his decision to run for a fourth term as County Executive. They discuss the path to Covid-19 recovery, persisting inequality in King County, the comparatively low rate of vaccination in BIPoC communities in South King County, the role of government in bailing out large private…
 
Grateful Dead at Miami's Jai-Alai Fronton, June 23, 1974 After over a year of the pandemic-imposed live music prohibition the summer concerts are finally back. Jim Marty shares an enthusiastic review of Bob Weir and the Wolf Bros performance at Red Rocks. Larry Mishkin and Rob Hunt talk about The Grateful Dead's 1974 music including discussing a Da…
 
A new Gallup poll says that for the first time, a majority of Republicans support same sex marriage -- just four years after only 40% supported it. What’s changed? Log Cabin Republicans managing director Charles Moran guests to explain and talk about the GOP and transgender issues, too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Today Erica C. Barnett of Publicola joins Crystal as they analyze this week’s news, including: more mayoral candidates than ever supporting limitations of single family housing zoning and providing free transit services, ACLU of WA and the House Our Neighbors Coalition coming out in opposition to Charter Amendment 29 and the misleading rhetoric fro…
 
Guam's anti-militarist plight exposes Sino-US competition as clashing spheres of influence. How America did the Philippines dirty for a hundred years...and is still. The promise and perils and the Progressive International's strategy. Why boomers are hoarding real estate. And is academia for poor people? Evan Feigenbaum Tweet: https://twitter.com/E…
 
Yvette Simpson, CEO of the group Democracy for America, brings the heat to Democrats who are moving too slowly for progressives — from President Biden's insistence on pursuing bipartisanship to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who Simpson says has stayed in the Senate far too long. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad ch…
 
Today on the show Crystal is joined again by Senator Joe Nguyen, this time to talk about his decision to run for King County Executive. They discuss why he chose to take on one of the longest serving public officials in the area, combating climate change through a lense of equality and equity, why Senator Nguyen believes the people of King County a…
 
The Greek Theater, Grateful Dead, June 14-16, 1985 Matt Abel Senior Partner of Cannabis Counsel® and Executive Director of the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) joins Larry Mishkin, Jim Marty and Rob Hunt to talk about cannabis in Michigan. The Grateful Dead discussion focuses on the historic 198…
 
Today former Seattle mayor and Executive Director of America Walks Mike McGinn joins Crystal to dissect the most recent finance numbers in the mayor’s race and break down what they mean, and discuss how Seattle mayoral candidates are seeking to position themselves in this year’s race. Then tea is spilled about how Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes …
 
A study of the TV ads run during 2020 House races shows Dems are misspending millions of dollars on the wrong messages to the wrong voters. Jenifer Fernandez Ancona of Way To Win, the progressive donor/strategy group that did the study, talks about what the party should do differently. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more ab…
 
Today Crystal is joined by candidate for Seattle mayor, Jessyn Farrell. They discuss why she supports the Compassion Seattle charter amendment and how she would uniquely respond to Seattle’s affordable housing crisis, how she would go about hiring a new police chief and negotiating the new SPOG contract, the importance of transit in our region, and…
 
Activist and entrepreneur Evan Nison speaks with hosts Jordan Wellington and Andrew Livingston about how their home state of New Jersey as well as New York as legalizing marijuana, as well as some of the work he’s done and is doing through his PR company NisonCo. Produced by Shea Gunther.By Weed Wonks
 
Crusader Rabbit Stealth Band at Sweetwater 06/10/21 Sweetwater is one of the most famous intimate venues in the world, known for hosting numerous rock legend's impromptu performances. Michael Klein Co-Owns Sweetwater with Bob Weir and joins Larry Mishkin, Jim Marty and Rob Hunt to share Sweetwater stories as well as stories about being on the road …
 
Al Talks with His Senate Communications Director on Why the Franken Office was a Blast & Got Stuff Done! & Al on Democracy. Hitler didn’t end it. The Confederacy didn’t end it. Let’s not let Senate Republicans! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
On today’s Week in Review, Crystal is joined by Seattle Times political reporter Jim Brunner. They discuss congressional races across Washington State, how the GOP’s shift to Trumpism may impact Republican incumbents, how redistricting might change the calculus of political races, and the González and Farrell campaigns touting internal polling in t…
 
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