Category WonkCast

GW WonkCast S3E11-3: Above the Fold: Facebook, Privacy, and Surveillance

The latest Above the Fold covers Mark Zuckerberg’s recent trip to Washington. Last month, news broke that the data firm Cambridge Analytica accessed the personal data of 87 million Facebook users. Are policies needed to regulate Facebook or can it regulate itself? Learn how the hearing went and more as co-Host Gabe Moss and Staff Writer […]

GW WonkCast S3E11-2: Bike Share Programs

This week’s episode on bike share programs will get your gears turning. Listen to special guest MPP Rajan Bansal, a former Air Force officer studying transit-oriented development, talk about biking in D.C. What’s a bike commute like? How do bike share programs affect urban planning? Jessica Blackband moderates joined by co-Hosts Gabe Moss and Eli […]

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, […]

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 […]