Category WonkCast

Wonkcast Episode 8: Under the Power Grid

Land ho loyal listeners! Tune into episode 8 of 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 from […]

Wonkcast Episode 7: Breaking Down the Opioid Epidemic

Welcome back loyal listeners as we dig deep into the foundations of the current opioid crisis, including the current health care debates and the demographics of this latest drug epidemic. Shelley Starkey, GW MPP student, joins contributors Elizabeth Morehead, Adam Brooks, Haley Dunn, and Nathan Rupp to provide her in-depth knowledge. We also discuss the […]

WonkCast Episode 6: Prison Reform

Tune in to this week’s episode of Wonkcast to get an in-depth look at the status of rehabilitation in our federal prisons and possible reforms aimed at reducing recidivism.  Daniel Landsman, GW MPP candidate and Policy Associate at Families Against Mandatory Minimums, joins our regular contributors to offer his personal take on these issues. We […]

Wonkcast Episode 5: Decoding the AHCA

Welcome listeners to the 5th episode of Wonkcast, “Decoding the American Health Care Act.” This week, GW MPP student Thomas Waldrop, who focuses on health policy, joins regular contributors Haley Dunn and Adam Brooks, as well as our trusty moderator Nathan Rupp, to explain the nebulous that is Congressional health policy. Learn the ins and […]

Wonkcast Episode 4: Expanding Teacher Diversity

Join us this week as we discuss the importance of teacher diversity as well as other topics including what the Trump Administration’s proposed loan policy means for you, whether Jeff Session’s sentencing memo is a leap backwards, and the titillating prospect of the first Pentagon audit. MPP candidate Mirel Herrera joins our usual ragtag team of […]

WonkCast Episode 3: Immigration and Urban Policy

WonkCast Episode 3 is out!  Special guest Thomas Coyne leads a conversation that starts off with Detroit’s immigration trends and ends with the conflicts of federalism. Our regular team, Nathan Rupp, Elizabeth Morehead, Adam Brooks, and Haley Dunn address issues of free speech on college campuses, the “Let Girls Learn program”, Louisiana’s new domestic violence […]

WonkCast Extra: The First 100 Days

On this week’s special edition of WonkCast, the team discuss Trump’s first 100 days. Nathan Rupp, Adam Brooks, Haley Dunn, and Elizabeth Morehead each tell us what went well, what didn’t, and where we’re going from here. Let us know what you think, and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes! Extra: The First 100 Days  […]