Inside Olympia

Inside Olympia, with host Austin Jenkins, is TVW's long-running weekly interview show featuring in-depth discussions with state leaders.

Each year TVW produces 40 original episodes of Inside Olympia. During July/August and the last two weeks of December the program goes on hiatus, returning in September and January with new episodes. During the summer and Christmas hiatus periods, some of the best episodes from recent months are repeated during the program's regular air times.

 Inside Olympia is sponsored with generous support from Pemco, Seattle Children's Hospital, Puget Sound Energy, Boeing Employees Credit Union and Washington State University.

 

 

 

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03/26/2015
2:00PM
57 Minutes

Inside Olympia

An update on the progress of marijuana legislation at the State Capitol with Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Reuven Carlyle. Plus, we talk with owners of recreational and medicinal marijuana businesses.

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03/19/2015
2:00PM
56 Minutes

Inside Olympia

From carbon emissions to oil trains to nuclear power, energy/environment issues are stirring debate in Olympia. We interview key lawmakers from both parties: Sen. Doug Ericksen, Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Sen. Sharon Brown and Sen. John McCoy.

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03/12/2015
2:00PM
56 Minutes

Inside Olympia

They're new to the Capitol: freshmen legislators. What spurred them to run for office, and what's their experience been like so far? We talk with Reps. Lynda Wilson, Mark Harmsworth, Christine Kilduff and Strom Peterson.

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03/05/2015
2:00PM
57 Minutes

Inside Olympia

We talk with outspoken Western WA University President Bruce Shepard about the state of higher education in Washington. Plus, State Treasurer Jim McIntire shares his thoughts on fiscal responsibility in state budgeting.

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02/26/2015
2:00PM
56 Minutes

Inside Olympia

We talk mental health funding and policy with Sen. Steve O'Ban and Rep. Laurie Jinkins. Plus, "on the street" perspectives from a police officer trained in crisis intervention and the director of acute services for a county mental health agency.

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Inside Olympia airs on TVW*: 
Thursdays at 7 & 10pm

Fridays at 8pm

Saturdays & 
Sundays at 10am3pm & 8pm

* unless bumped by LIVE legislative coverage

Inside Olympia also airs on KSPS Public Television of Spokane