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 and Comcast.
More leaking waste and more possible delays for clean-up at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. WA's added pressure on the U.S. Dept. of Energy to fix the mess. Plus, the economic praise/environmental concerns over plans to expand two crude oil terminals.
As hundreds of new laws are being delivered to the state archives, see where they will be kept and the struggle to find enough space. Plus, lawmakers look for solutions to what they call a retirement "insecurity crisis."
Washington's special tribute to three Medal of Honor recipients for their bravery in battle. Plus, the bills passed to better care for our veterans, and a controversial ban on teens going to tanning salons.
With the deadline near to sign-up for health insurance through the new state exchange, we examine who's signed up so far and how the system's working. Plus, retiring State Supreme Court Justice James Johnson looks back at his time on WA's highest court.
The bill that seals juvenile records and how it may help Washington youth move past their mistakes. Plus, the growing concern about oil trains rolling through Washington and how the state plans to prepare.
|The Impact airs:
Wednesdays at 7 & 10pm
Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays & Sundays at 7:30am, 12:30pm & 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