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.

     

Episodes

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12/17/2014
7:00PM
26 Minutes

The Impact

The Governor releases his budget plans for the 2015 Legislative Session. Plus, lessons learned from the Oso landslide, and steps schools are taking to protect kids from natural disasters.

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12/10/2014
7:00PM
27 Minutes

The Impact

A wrap-up of Fall House committee hearings. Plus, environmental priorities including plans for water quality and conservation, oil train safety, and climate change.

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12/03/2014
7:00PM
26 Minutes

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House & Senate leaders talk about the priorities for the 2015 legislative session, including ways the two sides will come together to solve the education funding crisis. Guests include Sen. Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) and Rep. Pat Sullivan (D-Covington).

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11/26/2014
7:00PM
26 Minutes

The Impact

A wrap-up of the Fall Senate Committee Hearings and the key issues facing the 2015 Legislature. Plus, how I-1351 could impact K-12 education funding.

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11/19/2014
7:00PM
26 Minutes

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A look at the recommendations for how Washington might address carbon pollution and climate change. Plus, the abandoned treasures being auctioned off by the state including a possible Picasso sketchbook.

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The Impact is on summer hiatus -- watch for new episodes after Labor Day!  

The Impact's regular weekly air time is Wednesdays at 7pm & 10pm on TVW.
  
The Impact also airs on KSPS Public Television of Spokane, and KSTW TV  in Seattle.