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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02/25/2015
7:00PM
26 Minutes

The Impact

Legislators weigh in on whether it's the right time for state workers to get the pay raise they negotiated. Plus, why Washington's Secretary of State wants to move up the Presidential primary.

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02/18/2015
7:00PM
42 Minutes

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Should parents be required to immunize their children? The controversial bill that would remove a vaccine exemption. Plus, the latest on the measles outbreak. And, setting limits on e-cigarettes to prevent the growing problem of kids "vaping."

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02/11/2015
7:00PM
40 Minutes

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Getting more people to drive alternative fuel cars, and getting more businesses to convert to them. Supporters say they are good for the environment and our economy. Plus, the push to make all drivers go completely hands-free behind the wheel.

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02/04/2015
7:00PM
42 Minutes

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The competing plans to reconcile the medical and recreational marijuana markets. Plus, finding ways to best utilize I-502 money to prevent and treat teen drug addiction.

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01/28/2015
7:00PM
43 Minutes

The Impact

WSU makes its case to lawmakers to open a new medical school. Plus, the debate over raising the minimum wage is back. The impact it's already had on the city of Seatac.

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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.