Tag Archives: policy podcast

GW WonkCast S3E10-1: Above the Fold: The Omnibus Bill and Higher Education

This #abovethefold discusses parts of the new omnibus bill that President Trump signed before the Easter recess. Specifically, what does this new spending bill do for higher education in this country? If you are an undergrad, graduate, or future college or university student, listen up! Hear about changes to the Pell grant, work study, and […]

GW WonkCast S3E9-1: Below the Fold: Infrastructure Plan Overestimate, Elephant Trophy Imports, and UK Landbanking

This #belowthefold unpacks two U.S. policies and one in the UK. co-Host Gabe Moss looks at a new study that estimates the administration’s plan to invest $200 billion in infrastructure will generate an additional $30 billion in state, local, and private spending, not the $1.5 trillion the administration announced. Moderator Jessica Blackband next looks at […]

GW WonkCast S3E8-2: Urban Transportation

Listen to this episode about urban transportation on your commute. MPP Grace Mausser who studies urban policy and public economics joins this #wonkywednesday to discuss how cities plan transportation. What good examples can be replicated? What policies can be improved? Hear about walkability, zoning laws, commute costs, congestion pricing, public-private partnerships, and more. Jessica Blackband moderates […]

GW WonkCast S3E7-1: Below the Fold: Minimum Wage Violations and the Primordial Soup of Policy Making

This week, our #BelowtheFold goes meta. co-Host Katherine Lundie starts off by discussing a Politico investigation into the enforcement of minimum wage violations. In six states, there are no investigators dedicated to enforcing these violations. Next, co-Host Gabe Moss kicks off a discussion about the theory of the primordial soup of policy making. How do […]

GW WonkCast S3E6-3: Above the Fold: The Role of the Judicial Branch during the Trump Administration

GW WonkCast interrupts the airwaves to talk about the power of the judicial branch and what role the court systems play among the policies of the Trump administration. Recorded live at GW’s WRGW radio station, GW WonkCast co-Hosts Haley Dunn and Gabe Moss join WRGW News anchors Harris Kay, Robert O’Shaughnessy, and Matthew Williams to discuss cases […]

GW WonkCast S3E6-2: Opportunity Zones for Investment

The new tax bill contains an opportunity zones provision which allows companies and corporations to defer capital gains to an opportunity fund. These funds will be allocated to low-income tracks. Special guest MPP Lorena Roque who concentrates on economic and energy policy joins to unpack the provision. co-Host Erik LaDue moderates joined by co-Hosts Katherine Lundie and […]

GW WonkCast S3E6-1: Below the Fold: Cuba Diplomats Follow Up, Tax Refund Fraud, and Tuition Aid in D.C.

Diplomats hearing cicadas, tax refund fraud, and potential cuts to a grant for tuition aid for D.C. residents are all on the docket for this week’s Below the Fold. For her Below the Fold, Haley Dunn says American and Canadian diplomats who fell ill in Cuba are suffering from new neurological syndromes. Eli Richman reports that […]