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 looks at the growing popularity of drones, and the serious privacy questions they raise in a new one-hour special report, Flight Plan: Charting a Course for Drones in Washington. Watch the documentary here.
Also, watch past special reports:
- Washington’s Food Fight: The Debate Over GMO Labels | More Information
- Coal Crossroads | More Information
- 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 | Part II | More Information
The Impact is sponsored with generous support from the Washington State Employees Credit Union, Comcast and WGU Washington.
Cutting petty crime by reducing prison time. The innovative new approach lawmakers will consider in order to reduce crime, save money and prison beds, and transform lives. Plus, the controversial bill to make it a crime to capture secret footage on farms.
Highlights from the legislature's 2015 opening day. Plus, the changes we could see to Washington's recreational marijuana law.
The Impact Opening Day Special Edition
The Impact Opening Day Special Edition includes one-on-one interviews with state lawmakers about the new set of challenges they face, top priorities, and the tough choices they will have to make.
Meet the youngest ever new state lawmaker, and a new Senator who's spent her career fighting for immigration and human rights. Plus, Sharon Foster speaks candidly about her years as head of the Washington State Liquor Control Board.