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.

     

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06/24/2015
7:00PM
27 Minutes

The Impact

How Washington is preparing for possible reductions in the military force based here. The impact on soldiers, their families and the community. Plus, one-on-one with Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.

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06/17/2015
7:00PM
26 Minutes

The Impact

The state investments that helped to make Chambers Bay appealing to the USGA. Plus, the statewide economic impact of hosting the U.S. Open.

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06/10/2015
7:00PM
26 Minutes

The Impact

The new state law that makes Washington's Native American history required curriculum in schools. Plus, the legislation passed this year that directly impacts tribes.

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06/03/2015
7:00PM
26 Minutes

The Impact

With one special legislative session over and still no budget deal, a look ahead at what's next for divided state lawmakers. Plus, the controversial plan to consider reintroducing grizzly bears in Washington.

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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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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.