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.
Meet a family working to change Washington law to better protect mentally ill family members who refuse treatment. Plus, a look at bills aimed at reducing suicide and improving mental health treatment for kids.
Lawmakers hit the shooting range for friendly competition and discussion about dueling gun control initiatives. Plus, the gun safety bill that aims to protect domestic violence victims.
Why lawmakers are considering an end to the ban on commercial advertising at Washington State Parks. Plus, the difference between what Republicans and Democrats want to see when it comes transportation funding.
The Impact Mid-Session Special Edition
The Impact Mid-Session Special with host Anita Kissée -- interviews with Governor Jay Inslee, state legislators and elected officials on the last day that the state legislature can consider policy legislation.
A look back at the historic "Fish Wars" in the Northwest on the 40th anniversary of a critical ruling asserting Native American fishing rights, and the new law that could clear their criminal records.
|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