Hacks & Wonks is a podcast and radio show hosted by political consultant Crystal Fincheralks 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.

 

We go beyond soundbites and horserace narratives. We explore issues and power dynamics in detail and discuss specific actions that people can take within their communities to create change. 

 

In every episode, political consultant Crystal Fincher and a guest dive into not only what is happening now, but how we got here. We aim to talk about the effect of politics and policy on the entire community, including those who have traditionally been overlooked and disenfranchised. 

Hacks & Wonks is broadcast on KVRU 105.7FM, KODX 96.9 FM and available on your favorite podcast player.  

About the Podcast

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By day, Crystal Fincher is the Founder and Principal of Fincher Consulting, LLC, a full service political consulting firm. Crystal has helped local, legislative and statewide candidate campaigns, levies, and initiatives win in Washington, California, Nevada and is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

Fincher Consulting has helped advocacy organizations and local political organizations develop and deploy successful strategies to increase community representation, inclusion, engagement and turnout, particularly in underrepresented areas and among infrequent voters.

 

Crystal's background in economic development and civic policy has informed her political career. Crystal served on the City of Kent Land Use & Planning Board as the first African-American and youngest member in its history. Crystal has served as a Deputy on the Washington Roundtable, on the boards of the Kent Youth and Family Services, the Northwest Association of Financial Professionals, and Tabor 100 as the Economic Development Chair. 

You can follow her on Twitter. 

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