Find out how the issues of the day – the state budget, health care, education, the environment, transportation, and more – impact citizens and communities throughout Washington. Hosted by Anita Kissée (learn more about Anita here), The Impact features interviews and profiles with the policy experts who make the decisions in Olympia and the people who are impacted back home.
During July/August and the last two weeks of December The Impact goes on hiatus, returning in September and January with new episodes.
TVW goes in-depth to give you a balanced look at the controversy over genetically modified food in the new one-hour special report, Washington’s Food Fight: The Debate Over GMO Labels. Watch the documentary here.
Also, watch past special reports:
- Coal Crossroads
- Staying Afloat: Challenges Facing Washington State Ferries | More Information
- Shock to the System: How National Reform is Changing your Health Care | More Information
- The Quest for Quality: The Debate Over Education Reform and Funding
The Impact is sponsored with generous support from the Boeing Employees Credit Union, Comcast and Independent Colleges of Washington.
How much fish you eat is a contentious issue in Washington. The debate over how new recommendations could impact manufacturing and the environment. Plus, the state Attorney General on his legislative priorities for 2014.
See the innovative ways schools are working to keep young teachers from burning out and quitting after their first year. Plus, meet a group hoping to be among the first to open a charter school in Washington. How their school will be different.
Lawmakers back at work in Olympia. From transportation funding to fish consumption, a look at the big issues addressed during the legislature's Committee Days. Plus, Sen. Sharon Nelson on her new role as minority leader.
Applications to grow, process and sell marijuana are now available. Meet entrepreneurs hoping to cash in on pot. Plus, lawmakers take lessons on how to be civil and better get along.
A wrap-up of the special session and the impact the Boeing Bills will have on our state. Plus, the door to the state's time capsule is opened. What might be inside, and what could be added.
|The Impact airs:
Wednesdays at 7 & 10pm
Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays at 9am, 2pm & 7pm
Sundays at 2pm & 7pm
The Impact also airs on:
KBTC Public Television - Fridays at 8am
KSPS Public Television - Sundays at 9:30am
KSPS World Public Television - Tuesdays at 10am
KWSU Public Television - Sundays at 3pm
KTNW Public Television - Sundays at 12:30pm
KSTW TV - Sunday at 10am