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  • Water Dispute from June 19, 2024

    19 JUN. 2024 · A dispute over the water rights controlled by a soon to be shuttered power plant highlight the competing needs of at-risk fish and growing communities. Interviews: Centralia Public Works Manager Kim Ashmore and Earthjustice Attorney Janette Brimmer.
    Escuchado 24m 49s
  • New Traffic Laws from June 12, 2024

    13 JUN. 2024 · An overview of 2023 highway fatality trends with Washington Traffic Safety Commission Director Shelly Baldwin. Plus, a look at new legislation that expands the authority of local governments to use ticketing cameras to regulate intersections and enforce speed limits.
    Escuchado 24m 40s
  • Charter Schools from June 5, 2024

    5 JUN. 2024 · Ten years after the first charter school in Washington opened its doors in Seattle, a look at the tumultuous early steps and the most recent report card for charters. Guest: Jessica de Barros, Executive Director of the Washington Charter School Commission
    Escuchado 24m 55s
  • Election Year Panel Discussion from May 29, 2024

    29 MAY. 2024 · An election focused panel discussion covering the contests to watch, the implications of redistricting, a wave of retirements, and a slate of ballot initiatives. Guests: Paul Queary, The Washington Observer and Jerry Cornfield, the Washington State Standard
    Escuchado 24m 33s
  • Washington State Ferries from May 22, 2024

    22 MAY. 2024 · A one-on-one sit down with Assistant Secretary Steve Nevey, the new head of Washington State Ferries, about his plans for the nation's largest ferry fleet and a system struggling with limited staff, mechanical problems, and construction delays for new ferries.
    Escuchado 24m 31s
  • Invasive Species from May 15, 2024

    15 MAY. 2024 · A detailed look at the forest wrecking caterpillars behind an emergency eradication campaign. Then a broad overview of efforts to stop invasive threats of all shapes and sizes, from plants that can cause serious sunburns to mussels that create a razor sharp blanket of shells. Q&A with Sven Spichiger, Pest Program Manager, Plant Protection Division, Washington State Department of Agriculture & Stephanie Helms, Executive Coordinator for the Washington State Invasive Species Council.
    Escuchado 24m 32s
  • Cost of Care from May 8, 2024

    8 MAY. 2024 · Why hospitals are hemorrhaging money, the Medicaid/long-term care conundrum, the consolidation debate, and the implications for healthcare delivery in Washington. Guest: Cassie Sauer, President and CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association
    Escuchado 24m 32s
  • Gray Wolves from May 1, 2024

    1 MAY. 2024 · Are gray wolves heading to your neck of the woods? We dig into the latest numbers and dispersal trends for Washington's growing gray wolf population. Plus, a look at the federal government's plan to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades. Guest: Julie Smith, WDFW Endangered Species Recovery Section Manager
    Escuchado 24m 19s
  • Job Market & Inflation Trends from April 24, 2024

    24 ABR. 2024 · Inflation and job market trends in 2024. Q&A with Chief Labor Economist for the Employment Security Department, Anneliese Vance-Sherman.
    Escuchado 24m 38s
  • Toxic Chemicals from April 17,2024

    17 ABR. 2024 · What toxic chemicals are hiding in your household products? What about your car? A look at the state's efforts to reduce or eliminate high concern chemicals in consumer goods and the Safer Products for Washington Program. Guest: Marissa Smith, Senior Regulatory Toxicologist, Washington State Department of Ecology.
    Escuchado 24m 13s
Hosted by Mike McClanahan, The Impact is TVW’s weekly news show, covering decisions at the State Capitol and how they impact you.
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