Category WonkCast

GW WonkCast S3E5-2: Recovery and Relief in Puerto Rico

Special guest Trachtenberg MPA focusing on Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis Yuliam Pedraza Acevedo tells about recovery from the hurricanes last year in Puerto Rico. This episode reflects on what is known and not known about the disasters, how the U.S. government responded, real repercussions of the hurricanes, and existing challenges to economic recovery including […]

GW WonkCast S3E5-1: Below the Fold: NYC Turnstile Jumping and Nuclear Waste Storage

This week’s Below the Fold covers policies toward turnstile jumpers in the NYC subway and a petition for assurance that nuclear fuel will be stored safely for 1,000 years. co-Hosts Natalia Abrahams and Erik LaDue weigh policy options on both topics with last week’s guest and Editor-in-Chief of the International Affairs Review Ian Hutchinson. Our […]

GW WonkCast S3E4-3: Above the Fold: Automation and the U.S. Workforce

This week’s Above the Fold covers domestic automation and how new technologies and artificial intelligence are impacting the American workforce. Recorded live at GW’s WRGW radio station, GW WonkCast co-Host Katherine Lundie and blog Staff Writer Cory Lancaster join Harris Kay, Robert O’Shaughnessy, and Matthew Williams from the WRGW News team. Hear about the new Amazon […]

GW WonkCast S3E4-2: Evolving U.S. Security Priorities

The newly released 2018 National Defense Strategy gives a summary of our changing security objectives and challenges, including a renewed focus on great power competition. To help us unpack the document and what that means, we’re joined by Special Guest Ian Hutchinson, Editor-in-Chief of the International Affairs Review produced by the Elliott School of International Affairs at […]

GW WonkCast S3E4-1: Below the Fold

Protests and law suits are abound in this week’s Below the Fold. Gay rights groups are pressuring Amazon not to build its second headquarters in a state that does not protect its residents from discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity. A satanic temple is suing Missouri for its abortion law, saying it violates their […]

GW WonkCast S3E3-3: Above the Fold

The second episode of Above the Fold covers two pieces of breaking news: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy and the scandal of improperly received diplomas in the D.C. public school system. A report stated one-third of the class of 2017 high school graduates did not meet attendance and graduation requirements, and […]

GW WonkCast S3E3-2: The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

The Trump administration proposed changes to the J-1 visa exchange program, a non-immigrant cultural and educational exchange visa that allows residents of other countries to travel to the U.S. What impact do cultural exchange programs have and how could this change them? What could this mean for American soft power and national security? Special guest […]