5 episodes

A monthly hourlong panel-style show bringing together thinkers, activists, elected representatives, and topical experts from each state in our region to have constructive conversations about local and regional politics, policy, major issues, and ideas that impact the Pacific Northwest.

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A monthly hourlong panel-style show bringing together thinkers, activists, elected representatives, and topical experts from each state in our region to have constructive conversations about local and regional politics, policy, major issues, and ideas that impact the Pacific Northwest.

    Understanding The Impacts Of Climate Damage

    Understanding The Impacts Of Climate Damage

    Summary: Climatologists Karin Bumbaco of Washington, Larry W. O’Neill of Oregon, and Jeffrey Hicke of Idaho joined NPI’s Caya Berndt to discuss the impacts of climate damage on the Pacific Northwest, from reduced snowpack and more frequent heatwaves to irrigation… Read More Episode V: Understanding The Impacts Of Climate Damage

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    Contemplating How Redistricting Could Reshape Our Region's Politics

    Contemplating How Redistricting Could Reshape Our Region's Politics

    Summary: Ben Anderstone of Washington, Annie Ellison of Oregon, and Rudy Soto of Idaho joined NPI’s Caya Berndt to talk about the status of redistricting in each of the three states in the Pacific Northwest, from timeframes and deadlines to… Read More Episode IV: Contemplating How Redistricting Could Reshape Our Region’s Politics

    Boosting Voter Turnout and Combating Election Fatigue

    Boosting Voter Turnout and Combating Election Fatigue

    Summary: State Representative Mia Gregerson of Washington, State Representative Dan Rayfield of Oregon, and State Representative Ilana Reubel of Idaho joined NPI’s Caya Berndt to discuss strategies for raising voter turnout and lowering barriers to voting, like phasing out odd… Read More Episode III: Boosting Voter Turnout and Combating Election Fatigue

    Evaluating Our Region's Response to COVID-19

    Evaluating Our Region's Response to COVID-19

    Dr. Hilary Godwin of the University of Washington, Dr. Chunhuei Chi of Oregon State University, and Dr. David Pate, formerly the President & CEO of St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, joined NPI's Caya Berndt to discuss the status of our region’s response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, including the disease's highly contagious delta variant.

    Assessing Our 2021 State Legislative Sessions

    Assessing Our 2021 State Legislative Sessions

    For our June 2021 inaugural episode, Joan McCarter of Daily Kos, Kari Chisholm of Mandate Media, and Crystal Fincher of Fincher Consulting joined NPI's Caya Berndt to discuss what's been happening in our region's statehouses on a host of issues, from pandemic recovery to climate justice to police accountability.

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