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.

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

     

Episodes

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05/27/2015
7:00PM
26 Minutes

The Impact

The different legislative plans for improving access to higher education in Washington. Plus, is your beach safe for swimming this summer? How the state is working to monitor bacteria levels.

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05/20/2015
7:00PM
26 Minutes

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The "Opt Out" movement. Why students are refusing to take state standardized tests and the ramifications for schools across the state. Plus, improving oil transportation safety in light of federal oil train regulations.

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05/13/2015
7:00PM
27 Minutes

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The latest on state budget negotiations, and whether or not Republicans are warming up to new revenue ideas from Democrats. Plus, where negotiations stand on the capital budget.

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05/06/2015
7:00PM
26 Minutes

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The drought in Washington. What the water shortage means for farmers, growers and irrigation districts across the state.

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04/29/2015
7:00PM
26 Minutes

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As Washington lawmakers begin a Special Session, we talk with Republican and Democratic leadership about budget negotiations and compromise.

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The Impact airs on TVW:
Wednesdays at 7pm & 10pm
Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays & Sundays at 8am, 1pm & 7pm
  
The Impact also airs on KSPS Public Television of Spokane, and KSTW TV  in Seattle.