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The Impact: Witness recounts Mt. Saint Helens eruption on 42nd Anniversary. State volcano expert runs through the likely scenarios for each of WA's five active volcanoes for Volcano Awareness Month.Guests: Andre Stepankowsky, Former Reporter/City Editor who covered Mount Saint Helens for The Daily News in LongviewBrian Terbush, Earthquake/Volcano Program Coordinator for the Washington State Emergency Management Division
A look at the campaign to put drug decriminalization on the ballot this year and the implications of the new strain of bird flu detected in Washington.Guests: Sal Mungia, I-1922 Campaign Steering Committee; Dr. Amber Itle, State Veterinarian, WSDA
Why farmers are worried about the spread of colorful little beetles. The 2022 plan of attack for invasive giant hornets. Guests include Sven Spichiger, WSDA Entomologist.
Pensions, retirement, and inflation insight from the state Dept. of Retirement Systems’ Seth Miller. Plus, WA college affordability and enrollment initiatives with Michael Meotti, Exec. Director, WA Student Achievement Council.
The urban-rural digital divide in Washington. Broadband internet expansion needs, goals, and strategies. Guests include Mark Vasconi, Director of the Washington State Broadband Office.
A look at new legislation to overcome language barriers for ESL families in public schools. The new push for retail career path training and education.
Debating the high cost of housing and legislative strategies to address it. Guests: Senate Housing & Local Government Committee Chair, Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue) and Ranking Member, Sen. Phil Fortunato (R-Auburn).
A one-on-one exit interview with the state's longest-serving legislator, Sen. Tim Sheldon (D-Potlatch), who has announced he won't run for reelection.
A Senate leadership panel interview reviewing the 2022 Legislative Session. Guests include Sen. Rebecca Saldaña (D-Seattle) and Sen. Shelly Short (R-Addy).
House leaders reflect on the 2022 legislative session. One-on-one interviews with House Speaker Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) and House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox (R-Yelm).
A look at how small flood protection projects performed during the big January floods. The pandemic's role in expanding access to cameras in the courtroom. Guests include Andrea McNamara Doyle, Director of the Office of Chehalis Basin and attorney Robert Mitchell.
Invasive Species Awareness Week spotlights lanternflies, green crabs, and giant hornets. Catalytic converter crime wave crosses party lines. Guests include Justin Bush, WA Invasive Species Council, Rep. Cindy Ryu (D-Shoreline) and Sen. Jeff Wilson (R-Longview).
Q and A with two of the legislature's newest members Sen. Yasmin Trudeau (D-Tacoma) and Sen. Simon Stefzik (R-Ferndale).
House transportation leaders debate the $16.8 billion "Move Ahead Washington" funding package. Interviews: House Transportation Committee Chair Jake Fey, D-Tacoma and Ranking Minority Member Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia.
Signed, moving, or stalled. An update on what's happening with various bills at the midpoint of the legislative session with Jerry Cornfield of The Everett Herald and Laurel Demkovich of The Spokesman-Review.
1-on-1 with new WA Secretary of State Steve Hobbs covering election security and plans for the midterms. The local election perspective with Chelan County Auditor Skip Moore.
New tsunami study predicts up to 100 foot waves; addressing the scarcity of vertical evacuation options. Guests include Corina Allen - Chief Hazards Geologist (DNR); Maximilian Dixon - Washington EMD; and Hannah Cleverly - Grays Harbor County EMA.
An in-depth interview with leaders of the Senate Transportation Committee. Q&A covering the new Cmte. Chair's priorities and what a funding package might look like. Guests include Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood), Senate Transportation Committee Chair and Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima), Ranking Republican Member.
Issues to watch in the 2022 Legislative Session with input from legislative leaders and the governor. Then Q&A with an ER doctor on pandemic predictions and trends. Guests include Nathan Schlicher MD, Past President of the WA State Medical Association.
Favorite memories, political shifts, and plans for the future. A retrospective with two retiring lawmakers as they enter their final year in office. Guest include State Senators David Frockt (D-Seattle) and Sharon Brown (R-Richland).
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