Category WonkCast

GW WonkCast S4E7: Below the Fold: State Medicaid Buy-in Programs, Overseas Contingency Operations, Green New Deal Federal Jobs Guarantee

Join co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Erik LaDue, and Eli Richman for a lively discussion of important developments unfolding in public policy. Sources:  Green New Deal: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/01/25/the-green-new-deal-promises-jobs-but-workers-need-to-be-ready-to-fill-them/ State Medicaid Buy-in: https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2019/01/10/medicaid-buy-in-could-be-a-new-health-care-option-for-the-uninsured Overseas Contingency Operations: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44519.pdf https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2019/03/01/trumps-border-wall-to-cast-long-shadow-over-fy20-defense-budgetand-thats-not-all/ Contact us at wonkcast@gmail.com or on Facebook. Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play to #staywonky. The views expressed herein are those of the co-hosts and do […]

GW WonkCast S4E6: Below the Fold: Regulating Scooters, Raising the Smoking Age to 100, DHS’s “Fake” University

Join co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Gabriel Moss, and Eli Richman as they go below the fold. We also debut a new segment for you this week: Out There considers weird and wacky policy proposals and investigates what they might look like if they were actually implemented. Sources:  https://thehill.com/latino/427769-dhs-used-fake-university-in-michigan-to-apprehend-undocumented-immigrants https://dcist.com/story/18/11/12/bird-says-new-scooter-regulations-make-it-impossible-to-serve-d-c/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47129503 http://fortune.com/2019/02/05/hawaii-smoking-age-100/ Contact us at wonkcast@gmail.com or on Facebook. […]

GW WonkCast S4E5: Below the Fold: Baby Bonds, Medicare Reform, and Paul Whelan

Co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Eli Richman, and Erik LaDue cover a lot of ground in this week’s podcast, from Cory Booker’s Baby Bonds proposal to Medicare coverage reform to the detention of American Paul Whelan by Russian authorities. Join us for a conversation about important policy developments you might not find above the fold. Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK234191/ […]

GW WonkCast S4E4: Below the Fold: The Role of Civilians in Military Decision-making and Taxing Online Purchases

Join co-hosts Nathalie Grogan and Erik LaDue for our last Below the Fold segment of the semester! Contact us at wonkcast@gmail.com or on Facebook. Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play to #staywonky. The views expressed herein are those of the co-hosts and do not necessarily reflect the views of Policy Perspectives or the Trachtenberg school.

GW WonkCast S4E3: Below the Fold: Conflict at the U.S.-Mexico Border and Implications for Immigration Policy

Join co-hosts Gabe Moss and Nathalie Grogan for an in-depth Below the Fold focused on the nuances and impacts of recent events developing at the U.S.-Mexico border. See the sources:  Immigration Experts: Tear Gas Has Been Used at the Border for Years, But Never on Children. Roll Call Asylum in the United States. American Immigration […]

GW WonkCast S4E2: Exploring D.C. Statehood

Our first guest of the season, Elizabeth Irons, is the founder of GWU’s chapter of Students for D.C. Statehood. Join us for a lively discussion of the arguments for D.C. statehood, a topic of particular relevance for our D.C. resident listeners. Eli Richman moderates, joined by co-Host Gabe Moss. You can read more about Irons’ […]

GW Wonkcast Summer Special: The Abolish ICE Movement and Immigration Reform

We’re hard at work preparing Season 4 of WonkCast, but in the meantime we have a Summer Special episode for you! The #AbolishICE movement has gained momentum this summer, but what would the success or failure of this movement look like in America? Join us for an in-depth discussion of ICE’s role in immigration policy and how […]