Category Social Policy

GW WonkCast S3E11-1: Below the Fold: Tariffs with China, Sacramento Police Pay District Attorney Following Killing, and a Rollback on Methane Regulation

Our three stories follow policy news hidden beneath the headlines. co-Host Eli Richman digs into tariffs on Chinese products. What does a trade deficit mean and why are folks upset about it? co-Host Gabe Moss explains that following the killing of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, the Sacramento Police Officers Association paid the District Attorney. Lastly, […]

Exploring Pathways Out of Poverty: Support That Empowers Families

Travis Reginal, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives The US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty (the Partnership), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is tasked with highlighting the most promising practices to help people in poverty gain economic and social mobility. The Urban Institute staffs and supports the Partnership and in 2016 it invited […]

GW WonkCast S3E10-2: Regulating the Internet

The original GW WonkCast moderator Nathan Rupp returns! And he’s here to talk about regulating the internet! Nathan joins co-Hosts Natalia Abrahams, Jessica Blackband, and Gabe Moss. Who has platform power and control on the internet? What laws regulate it? What would happen if websites like Facebook began to charge individually for their services? Dear […]

GW WonkCast S3E10-1: Above the Fold: The Omnibus Bill and Higher Education

This #abovethefold discusses parts of the new omnibus bill that President Trump signed before the Easter recess. Specifically, what does this new spending bill do for higher education in this country? If you are an undergrad, graduate, or future college or university student, listen up! Hear about changes to the Pell grant, work study, and […]

GW WonkCast S3E9-2: Above the Fold: Using Predictive Analytics to Address Gun Violence in Schools

Last Friday, the GW WonkCast team joined WRGW News to discuss a new approach to a timely and difficult issue: gun violence. co-Host Erik LaDue and Brief Policy Perspectives Staff Writer Cory Lancaster join WRGW News anchors Harris Kay and Robert O’Shaughnessy to discuss how predictive analytics could be used to reduce gun violence in schools. […]

GW WonkCast S3E9-1: Below the Fold: Infrastructure Plan Overestimate, Elephant Trophy Imports, and UK Landbanking

This #belowthefold unpacks two U.S. policies and one in the UK. co-Host Gabe Moss looks at a new study that estimates the administration’s plan to invest $200 billion in infrastructure will generate an additional $30 billion in state, local, and private spending, not the $1.5 trillion the administration announced. Moderator Jessica Blackband next looks at […]

GW WonkCast S3E8-1: Below the Fold: Climate Change in Textbooks, Olympics and Diplomacy, and the EPA and SCOTUS

This Below the Fold covers a debate over whether to discuss climate change in textbooks in Idaho, a recap of what the Olympics meant for U.S. diplomacy, and a dispute between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Supreme Court. Jessica Blackband moderates joined by co-Host Katherine Lundie and last episode’s special guest MPP Matthew […]