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 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:

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

     

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04/17/2015
1:00PM
0 Minutes

Capitol Classroom - Franklin Pierce HS II and Meridian HS - Connection 4

Students from Franklin Pierce High School and Meridian High School participate in a video connection with lobbyist Lisa Thatcher.

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04/15/2015
7:00PM
51 Minutes

The Impact

TVW celebrates its 20th birthday. A look back at the most important moments and how TVW's helped foster open government in Washington. Plus, state lawmakers in stiff competition... on the basketball court.

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04/08/2015
7:00PM
44 Minutes

The Impact

The bipartisan effort to improve and invest in Early Learning for Washington children. Plus, helping kids learn by ending hunger with "Breakfast After the Bell."

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04/01/2015
7:00PM
43 Minutes

The Impact

A breakdown of the latest state budget proposal and the top funding priorities included.

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03/25/2015
7:00PM
42 Minutes

The Impact

The bill to completely revamp payday loans in Washington. Plus, an effort to boost minority participation in local elections through the Washington Voting Rights Act.

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The Impact airs on TVW*:
Wednesdays at 7pm & 10pm
Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays & Sundays at 9am2pm & 7pm
* unless bumped by LIVE legislative coverage
  
The Impact also airs on KSPS Public Television of Spokane, and KSTW TV  in Seattle.