Policy Unplugged

Want to learn more about politics, without getting the headache that often comes with it? Every week host Alyssa Spady explains a topic of modern politics that you should be familiar with.

Host: Alyssa Spady

Production by Andrew Tell, Leo Amaral, and Emily Barkin

Season 2, Episode 2 – Changes on the Horizon for the Supreme Court: This week Alyssa breaks down the history of the Supreme Court as well as how Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement could shake things up on the bench.

Season 2, Episode 1 – Vaccinations, about as American as Apple Pie: On this episode of Policy Unplugged, Alyssa walks us through America’s history of vaccinations and how we can look at epidemics of the past to combat COVID-19 today.

Season 1, Episode 8 – Can America Work Towards Student Loan Forgiveness and Free College?: Alyssa is here to give a deep dive into the history of student loans as well as the debate going on today regarding them.

Season 1, Episode 7 – Gun Reform in America. Can it get passed?: Alyssa shares about one of the most debated topics in modern American history…the 2nd Amendment.

Season 1, Episode 6 – To Be or Not to Be, D.C. Statehood: Alyssa explains the ins-and-outs of the debate regarding Washington D.C.’s statehood.

Season 1, Episode 5 – Biden Seeks to Send America into the Future with New Infrastructure: With a new bill that could redo America’s infrastructure, Alyssa is here to take you through the basic information of the debate over the bill, as well as a brief timeline.

Season 1, Episode 4 – Biden Administration Tackles Immigration, Faces Larger Roadblocks: Alyssa talks about the hurdles the Biden administration is facing while repealing Trump policies.

Season 1, Episode 3 – Bringing it Back to the Beginning: COVID-19 Relief Re-Run: The COVID-19 relief bill has been discussed much in the scope of stimulus checks and funding for small businesses, schools and local/state governments. But what else is included in that $1.9 trillion price tag? This week, Alyssa takes a deeper dive into the American Rescue Plan.

Season 1, Episode 2 – Could the For the People Act Bring Massive Election and Ethics Change?: The House passed H.R. 1 or the For the People Act which seeks to make the biggest changes in the voting, campaign finance and ethics system of the U.S. in a generation. Alyssa breaks down the key aspects of the bill and what it could mean for Americans if passed.

Season 1, Episode 1 – Another Day, Another COVID-19 Relief Package: Americans across the nation have been waiting for another round of economic stimulus from the government. With a new COVID-19 relief bill being debated on and voted on the Hill, Policy Unplugged breaks down the newest relief billed dubbed the “American Rescue Plan”.

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