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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01/21/2015
7:00PM
38 Minutes

The Impact

Cutting petty crime by reducing prison time. The innovative new approach lawmakers will consider in order to reduce crime, save money and prison beds, and transform lives. Plus, the controversial bill to make it a crime to capture secret footage on farms.

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01/14/2015
7:00PM
28 Minutes

The Impact

Highlights from the legislature's 2015 opening day. Plus, the changes we could see to Washington's recreational marijuana law.

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01/12/2015
10:00AM
118 Minutes

The Impact Opening Day Special Edition

The Impact Opening Day Special Edition includes one-on-one interviews with state lawmakers about the new set of challenges they face, top priorities, and the tough choices they will have to make.

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01/07/2015
7:00PM
28 Minutes

The Impact

Meet the youngest ever new state lawmaker, and a new Senator who's spent her career fighting for immigration and human rights. Plus, Sharon Foster speaks candidly about her years as head of the Washington State Liquor Control Board.

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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.