Category WonkCast

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 […]

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 […]