Category WonkCast

GW WonkCast S3E14-1: Below the Fold: The Right to Repair and a Net Neutrality Update

In this Below the Fold, co-Host Gabe Moss dives into the right to repair. How do companies like Microsoft, John Deere, and Apple prevent customers from repairing products they buy? Next, co-Host Eli Richman takes a look at net neutrality four months after the policy change. How have internet service providers changed their practices and […]

GW WonkCast S3E13-2: Protecting Personal Information

How can data breaches be prevented? Learn about cybersecurity policy with this week’s #wonkywednesday guest, GW Masters student Jacob Biesieda. Jacob runs DCrypted, a cybersecurity podcast for the everyday American which seeks to educate the general public about cyber issues that face us today. He is also part of the GW branch of the CyberCorps program. […]

GW WonkCast S3E13-1: Below the Fold: Medicare Legislation and Proposed Changes to Immigration Policy

In this Below the Fold, first learn about “Choose Medicare” legislation by Senators Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Jeff Merkley of Oregon that would allow individuals and businesses to purchase Medicare plans. Next, learn about a proposal from the Department of Homeland Security to add a public charge to immigration applicants, meaning a charge in the […]

GW WonkCast S3E12-2: Above the Fold: U.S. and North Korea Status Update

For the last Above the Fold of the semester, co-Host Erik LaDue and MPP Abigail Johnson join WRGW News anchor Robert O’Shaughnessy to discuss the latest developments between the U.S. and North Korea. The administration made a historic announcement in March when it announced President Trump would meet with North Korean leader Kim John Un. Since […]

GW WonkCast S3E12-1: Leadership and Teamwork

What makes a good boss? This week’s guest MPA Megan Mattson tells what research says makes an effective manager. Listen for leadership advice, how to use evidence-based management, and applications like whether pay for performance really works. Episode touches on both the private and public sectors. Erik LaDue moderates joined by co-Hosts Katherine Lundie and […]

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 […]