Category WonkCast

GW WonkCast S2E6: The Clean Water Rule

In episode six, the GW WonkCast team talks with Phillip Musegaas, Vice President of Programs and Litigation at Potomac Riverkeeper, an environmental nonprofit that works to protect the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Musegaas discusses the current state of water regulation and protection given the repeal and changes to the Clean Water Rule. This rule was an […]

GW WonkCast S2E5: U.S. & Afghanistan Policy

This episode of the GW WonkCast features guest Hakim Jan, an independent researcher from Afghanistan. Jan has a background in political science and national security studies and as a Fulbright scholar, he focuses on transnational security issues at Trachtenberg. All views expressed are his own. Jan joins the team to discuss U.S. and Afghanistan policy […]

GW WonkCast S2E4: Education Policy and Student Loans

The Perkins federal loan program expired on Sept. 30. In light of this, what is the state of federal loans for education in America? Guest Ashley Walsh, who worked for a federal loan servicer for the Department of Education, joins the GW WonkCast team to discuss education policy and student loans. Listen to hear what […]

GW WonkCast S2E3: Immigration Policy & DACA

Trachtenberg alumni and Policy Analyst at Education Reform Now Janette Martinez joins the GW WonkCast crew to discuss the administration’s efforts to end DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that had protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. Janette explains what DACA status means for individuals, the […]

GW WonkCast S2E2: How States Target Abortion Clinics Through TRAP Laws

Policy Perspectives’ Editor-in-Chief Jessica Burnell joins the WonkCast crew in our second episode this season to discuss how states use TRAP laws to restrict abortion. These laws target abortion clinics themselves, aiming to disincentive abortion services by making them harder to provide. Listen in to learn more about the history of these laws and their […]

GW WonkCast Season 2 Premier: Artificial Intelligence

Welcome back listeners to season two of GW WonkCast! In this inaugural episode, GW MPP student Michael Steinberg joins us to discuss AI and tech policy. Will robots inherit the earth? Are algorithms determining our future? Tune in to find out! . GW MPPs Matt Dotzler and Haley Dunn share their insights as cohosts, while […]

GW Wonkcast Episode 8: Under the Power Grid

Land ho loyal listeners! Tune into episode 8 of GW WonkCast, wherein we discuss power grid modernization in the era of climate change with GW MPA student Charles Landau. We also premiere a new segment: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Check it out in iTunes and rate and review!   For more information […]