Category WonkCast

GW WonkCast S4E9: What is a Right?

We often hear the word “right” used in policy discussions and debates about federal programs. But what exactly is a right? What is the difference between a positive right and a negative right? How does our understanding of rights influence what we believe about the roles and responsibilities of a government and its citizens? This […]

GW WonkCast S4E8: Below the Fold: Packing the Courts, Payday Lending, and Regulating the Boeing 737 Max

Join co-hosts Nathalie Grogan, Gabe Moss, and special guest Robert O’Shaughnessy of WRGW News for a lively discussion of important developments unfolding in public policy. Thanks to Robert for joining us! 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 […]

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. 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 of Public […]

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. Contact us at wonkcast@gmail.com or on Facebook. Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play to #staywonky. […]

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 […]