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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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Hosted by Mike McClanahan, The Impact is TVW’s weekly news show, covering decisions at the State Capitol and how they impact you.

    2022 Legislative Session and Omicron from January 12, 2022

    2022 Legislative Session and Omicron from January 12, 2022

    Issues to watch in the 2022 Legislative Session with input from legislative leaders and the governor. Then Q&A with an ER doctor on pandemic predictions and trends. Guests include Nathan Schlicher MD, Past President of the WA State Medical Association.

    • 25 min
    Retiring Lawmakers from December 15, 2021

    Retiring Lawmakers from December 15, 2021

    Favorite memories, political shifts, and plans for the future. A retrospective with two retiring lawmakers as they enter their final year in office. Guest include State Senators David Frockt (D-Seattle) and Sharon Brown (R-Richland).

    • 26 min
    Affordable Housing in Washington from December 8, 2021

    Affordable Housing in Washington from December 8, 2021

    The Impact featuring host Mike McClanahan interviews with policy experts who make decisions in Olympia and people who are impacted back home.

    • 25 min
    2021 Year in Review from December 1, 2021

    2021 Year in Review from December 1, 2021

    2021 - The Year in Review; 2022 political predictions. Press panel discussion. Guests include Joe O'Sullivan of The Seattle Times and Jerry Cornfield of The Everett-Herald.

    • 26 min
    Transportation Funding from November 17, 2021

    Transportation Funding from November 17, 2021

    The debate over how state leaders should spend federal transportation infrastructure dollars. Guests include Alex Hudson, Exec. Director of Transportation Choices Coalition and Mariya Frost, Transportation Lead, Washington Policy Center.

    • 26 min
    Chehalis Basin Flooding Part 2 from November 10, 2021

    Chehalis Basin Flooding Part 2 from November 10, 2021

    A Part-Time Dam? (Pt. 2): Debating different options to address flooding and improve the odds for salmon and steelhead on the Chehalis River. Guests include J. Vander Stoep, Attorney & Chehalis Basin Board Member, and Vickie Raines, Chair/Chehalis Basin Board and Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority.

    • 26 min

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