The Other Washington

The podcast for everyone who knows conventional wisdom stinks. The Other Washington is a Seattle-based podcast that takes a deep dive into a single policy issue each episode. Listen to venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and his team of political troublemakers explain and explore how policies work, how they don’t, and how conventional politics often gets in the way of implementing effective policies.
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May 25, 2017
Can we really separate social issues, like health care, reproductive rights, mass incarceration, and crime from economic issues, like poverty and wages? In today's show, we talk to Dr. Marieka M. Klawitter, of the UW Evans School, about the need to link our societal woes directly to our economic policy. 
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May 18, 2017
In the age of on-demand everything and apps so easy that both toddlers and Goldy can make them work, why do we still force people to take time off work, figure out a ride, and wait in line to vote?
The simple answer: Because a lot of people don't want poor folks to do it.
Investigative journalist Greg Palast talks to us about the income-based suppression of voting and how it impacts the larger economy. Plus, we talk about how Washington and Oregon are doing it right (hint: VOTE. BY. MAIL.)
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May 11, 2017

A whole lot of folks have opinions about "sanctuary cities"—what they are, what policies should be enforced, and what the role of immigrants may be in this much-touted melting pot. But what does it actually mean? We talk to Dujie, our colleague (who's currently in deportation hearings here in Welcoming Washington), and then Goldy makes Hanna jealous by interviewing AG BOB FERGUSON!

May 3, 2017
While Trump tries to figure out how to package trickle-down taxes in a new, fancy way, we in the Other Washington have been trying to undo our very own upside-down mess. Yeah, we're pretty sure Paul Ryan would be head-over-heels with our tax structure (if he weren't so busy assuming we're all a bunch of crooked lefties).

Thanks to Misha Werschkul for joining us on the pod today! You can find out more about the work that she's doing with the Washington Budget and Policy Center below. 
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