The Impact

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:

The Impact is sponsored with generous support from the Washington State Employees Credit Union, Comcast and WGU Washington.

     

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06/25/2014
7:00PM
26 Minutes

The Impact

If you are in a state registered domestic partnership and under age 62, you and your partner will be designated married on June 30th. Find out more about the required change. Plus, a new ad campaign warns of the penalties of driving after smoking pot.

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06/18/2014
7:00PM
27 Minutes

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The state ferry system is working with scientists to learn more about the water in Puget Sound. Find out about a new high-tech water monitoring device aboard the ferries. Plus, lawmaker reaction to the Supreme Court's latest order to fund education.

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06/11/2014
7:00PM
26 Minutes

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Marijuana in your coffee? That's one product we might see when pot retail stores open soon. Find out how soon with an update from the state's Liquor Control Board. Plus, a new adoption law takes effect.

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06/04/2014
7:00PM
26 Minutes

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What role does science have in early learning? The state of Washington is leading a pilot program that brings scientists and early learning professionals together to test intervention strategies for at-risk families.

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05/28/2014
7:00PM
26 Minutes

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Health officials are investigating a cluster of birth defects in babies born in a three-county area in Eastern Washington. We'll get an update on what they've learned. Plus, the 40th anniversary of the Art in Public Places Act.

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The Impact is on summer hiatus -- watch for new episodes after Labor Day!  

The Impact's regular weekly air time is Wednesdays at 7pm & 10pm on TVW.
  
The Impact also airs on KSPS Public Television of Spokane, and KSTW TV  in Seattle.