Inside Olympia

Inside Olympia, with host Austin Jenkins, is TVW's long-running weekly interview show featuring in-depth discussions with state leaders.

Each year TVW produces 40 original episodes of Inside Olympia. During July/August and the last two weeks of December the program goes on hiatus, returning in September and January with new episodes. During the summer and Christmas hiatus periods, some of the best episodes from recent months are repeated during the program's regular air times.

 Inside Olympia is sponsored with generous support from Pemco, Seattle Children's Hospital, Puget Sound Energy, Boeing Employees Credit Union and Washington State University.

 

 

 

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03/05/2015
2:00PM
57 Minutes

Inside Olympia

We talk with outspoken Western WA University President Bruce Shepard about the state of higher education in Washington. Plus, State Treasurer Jim McIntire shares his thoughts on fiscal responsibility in state budgeting.

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02/26/2015
2:00PM
56 Minutes

Inside Olympia

We talk mental health funding and policy with Sen. Steve O'Ban and Rep. Laurie Jinkins. Plus, "on the street" perspectives from a police officer trained in crisis intervention and the director of acute services for a county mental health agency.

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02/19/2015
2:00PM
56 Minutes

Inside Olympia

Legislators again tackle the difficult task of reconciling rules governing recreational and medical marijuana. Plus we check back with a retail marijuana grower we first interviewed last summer.

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02/12/2015
2:00PM
56 Minutes

Inside Olympia

An interview with WA Director of Aerospace Alex Pietsch. Plus, competing legislative views on the minimum wage, and a new proposal to promote efficiency in state government.

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02/05/2015
2:00PM
56 Minutes

Inside Olympia

Tuition, funding and transparency are among the higher ed issues legislators are debating. Plus, WSU officials discuss "commercialization" -- how universities are spawning new ideas/products which are increasingly finding their way into the marketplace.

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Inside Olympia airs on TVW*: 
Thursdays at 7 & 10pm

Fridays at 8pm

Saturdays & 
Sundays at 10am3pm & 8pm

* unless bumped by LIVE legislative coverage

Inside Olympia also airs on KSPS Public Television of Spokane