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PolicyWise

44 EpisodesProduced by Youth Leadership Institute

PolicyWise is an intergenerational podcast by Youth Leadership Institute focused on bringing young people into the policy conversation.

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S3 E17: Farewell Michael

September 3rd, 2022

1:09:13

Hosts: Demetria Wack, Elli Arzbaecher, Mehek Kandru and Michael Wiafe.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Kody Stoebig, …

S3 E16: Vaccinate All 58: Madera

July 15th, 2022

27:02

Intro: Demitria Wack
Guest: Eriveto "Beto" Vasquez-Sanchez, Jaylee Alacala-Lopez, Carlos Alacala-Lopez, Jax Garcia, Ja’rea Theissen, and Alexia Sanchez

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Kody …

S3 E15: Vaccinate All 58: Fresno

July 1st, 2022

40:18

Hosts: Ellinor Arzbaecher & Michael Wiafe
Guest: Ashens Limon and Michael Yamamura 

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Kody Stoebig, and Tim Haydock

Vaccinate All 58 is a movement aimed at …

S3 E14: Abolish Bondage Collectively with Jeronimo Aguilar, Troy Williams, Alissa Moore, Marvin Galdamez

June 17th, 2022

54:21

Hosts: Michael Wiafe & Ellinor Arzbaecher

Guests: Troy Williams, Alissa Moore, Marvin Galdamez, Jeronimo Aguilar

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock, Kody Stoebig & Ellinor Arzbaecher


What do you …

S3 E13: Vaccinate All 58: Coachella Valley

June 4th, 2022

5:50

Intro: Michael Wiafe

Host: Fatíma Ramirez
Guest: Evelia Cabrera

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Kody Stoebig, and Tim Haydock

Vaccinate All 58 is a movement aimed at promoting COVID-19 …

S3 E12: Capitol Gains with Maria "Masha" Arzumanov

May 21st, 2022

34:39

Hosts: Demitria Wack

Guest: Maria "Masha" Aruzumanov

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Kody Stoebig, and Tim Haydock

Maria …

S3 E11: School Closures in Oakland with Carroll Fife

May 6th, 2022

38:04

Hosts: Mehek Kandru, and Michael Wiafe.

Guest:  Oakland Council Member Carroll Fife

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Kody …

S3 E10: Let's Climatize!

April 22nd, 2022

48:34

Hosts: Ellinor Arzbaecher, and Michael Wiafe.

Guest:  Will Wiseman

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Kody Stoebig, and Tim Haydock

Taken from the Climatize FAQ
"Climatize is an investment …

S3 E9: Michael Has An Idea

April 8th, 2022

54:25

Hosts: Ellinor Arzbaecher, Mehek Kandru, Demetria Wack, and Michael Wiafe.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Kody Stoebig, and Tim Haydock

Today, we do something a little different. Michael …

S3 E8: 2021 California Economic Summit

March 25th, 2022

24:20

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Kody Stoebig, and Tim Haydock

On today’s episode, we’ll be sharing some very special audio from the 2021 California Economic Summit, which was hosted by our …

S3 E7: Creating CaliforniansForAll with California’s Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday

March 11th, 2022

31:50

Hosts: Demetria Wack.
Guest: Josh Friday

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Kody Stoebig, and Tim Haydock

In 1963, President Clinton required the governor of each state to create and appoint a …

S3 E6: Life Check with Michael and Demi

February 28th, 2022

38:57

Hosts: Demetria Wack, and Michael Wiafe.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Kody Stoebig, and Tim Haydock

With so much is going on in the world–not to mention personal lives, the team decided …

S3 E5: Redefining Electability in Irvine with Mayor Farrah N. Khan and Mansi Kalra

February 5th, 2022

51:38

Hosts: Demetria Wack, and Michael Wiafe.

Guests:  Mayor Farrah N. Khan and Mansi Kalra

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Raymart Catacutan, Kody Stoebig, and Tim Haydock


What does it take to be …

S3 E4: Welcoming Raymart!

January 22nd, 2022

51:30

Hosts: Demetria Wack, Ellinor Arzbaecher and Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Raymart Catacutan

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock, Ellinor Arzbaecher, and Kody Stoebig.

We are so excited to introduce our newest …

S3 E3: yli30 Statewide Youth Panel

December 17th, 2021

15:27

Featuring: Demi Wack.
Host: Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Raymart Catacutan, Alejandra Espinosa, Michael Navarro, Daphne Ramirez.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock, Ellinor Arzbaecher, and Kody Stoebig.


We are …

S3 E2: National Persons with Disabilities Day

December 3rd, 2021

58:34

Hosts: Ellinor Arzbaecher and Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Natalia Arzbaecher and Zofia Trexler

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock, Ellinor Arzbaecher, and Kody Stoebig.

In 2018, the CDC reported that 26 …

S3 E1: : Round Table No: 1 We're Back!

November 20th, 2021

42:10

Round Table With: Demitria Wack, Ellinor Arzbaecher and Michael Wiafe.


Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock, Mehek Kandru, Elli Arzbaecher, and WELCOME TO THE TEAM KODY STOEBIG.

Welcome to Season Three! …

The End of Season 2!

July 29th, 2021

0:51

Hi Everyone! 


You might be wondering where this week’s episode is...After 16 Episodes we’ve decided to mark the end of Season two!


But don’t worry …

Episode 26 Equity Within the Cannabis Industry

July 14th, 2021

42:08

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guest: Jim Keddy and Sarah-Michael Gaston.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock, Mehek Kandru, Elli Arzbaecher, and Abby Pugh.


The roots of racialized drug laws and …

Episode 25 Closing the Digital Divide with Jacob Martinez

June 30th, 2021

37:47

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Elli Arzbaecher.

Guest: Jacob Martinez.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock, Mehek Kandru, Elli Arzbaecher, and Abby Pugh.


In California, though broadband subscriptions were at …

Episode 24: Pride Month with Jewel Hurtado

June 25th, 2021

43:21

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Mehek Kandru.

Guest: Jewel Hurtado.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock, Mehek Kandru, Elli Arzbaecher, and Abby Pugh.


Jewel Hurtado was born and raised in the Central San …

Episode 23: Creating an Economic Safety Floor with Michael Tubbs Former Mayor of Stockton

June 16th, 2021

39:26

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guest: Michael Tubbs.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock, Mehek Kandru, Elli Arzbaecher, …

Episode 21: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Gia Vang and Wenda Fong

May 19th, 2021

47:14

Hosts: Mehek Kandru and Michael Wiafe.

Guest: Gia Vang and Wenda Fong.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.


Gia Vang is an emerging leader in news broadcasting Previously having worked in …

Episode 20: Mental Health Awareness Month with Josh Chan and Ashley Mills

May 5th, 2021

45:39

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guest: Josh Chan and Ashley Mills.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.


Today we will be talking about an ongoing public health crisis. Over 26 …

Episode 19: Welcoming New Team Members!

April 21st, 2021

25:16

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guest: Mehek Kandru and Elli Arzbaecher.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.

About a year ago, Michael reached out to Demi with an idea.

Working …

Sibling Special Episode 18: Diversifying Healthcare During a Pandemic

April 9th, 2021

56:02

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guest: Adwoa Wiafe.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.


With a hurricane of …

Sibling Special Episode 17: Misinformation is Wack

April 7th, 2021

42:48

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guest: Morgan Wack.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.


With us today to talk …

Episode 16: Centering the Black Experience with Kindra Block-Montgomery

March 24th, 2021

47:43

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guest: Kindra F. Montgomery-Block.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.


Kindra F. Montgomery-Block executive leader, movement builder, and …

Episode 15: Uniting a Region for Equity

March 10th, 2021

46:59

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Ashley Swearengin and  Dr. Tania Pacheco-Warner.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.


Fresno has historically been the largest city in the …

Episode 14: Conversation With A Young Republican

February 24th, 2021

42:10

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Blake Zante.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.

Both Democrats and …

Episode 13: Don't Hate, Educate!

February 10th, 2021

36:41

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Mehek Kandru and Tony Thurmond.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.

Tony Thurmond is the 28th California State Superintendent of Public. …

Episode 12: Broadband in California

January 27th, 2021

44:35

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Prince Ogidikpe and Sunne Wright McPeak.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.

Sunne is the President and CEO of the California Emerging …

Episode 11: The 2020 Economic Summit Main Stage

January 13th, 2021

30:16

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Ellinor Arzbaecher, Daisy Castellón, Jade Magaña, and Michael Waife.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.

Spoke word intro by: Kali Ausselet …

Episode 10: Recap and Reflect

December 30th, 2020

40:18

Last episode of the year!! And it’s a special one!! Tune into episode 10 to hear the PolicyWise team reflect on the podcast, some hopes for next …

Holiday Break

December 22nd, 2020

0:31

We are taking the week off, thank you for your support! 

Episode 9: Youth Incarceration and Cops on Campus with Nick Jasso

December 16th, 2020

46:19

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Nick Jasso.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.

Nick Jasso is a …

Episode 8: The Fireside Chat CA Economic Summit 2020

December 9th, 2020

40:47

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Candice Mays, Ashley Anderson, Julia Paccone, Mehek Kandru, Stephanie Estrada.

Production and Marketing:

Episode 7: Representation and The Latino/x Vote with Jacqueline Martinez-Garcel

December 2nd, 2020

47:49

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Jacqueline Martinez-Garcel.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.


Follow …

Episode 6: The 2019 California Economic Summit with Tim Haydock

November 25th, 2020

24:16

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Tim Haydock.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.


Follow us on social …

Episode 5: The 2020 California Economic Summit with Jade Magaña and Micah Weinberg

November 18th, 2020

47:03

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.

Guests: Micah Weinberg and Jade Magana.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.


Episode 4: The Environment and Sustainability with Elli Arzbaecher and Grant Mack

November 11th, 2020

33:05

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.
Guests: Elli Arzbaecher and Grant Mack.
Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.

Episode 3: Youth Voting with Noel Mora and Aidan Arasasingham

November 1st, 2020

39:15

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.
Guests: Noel Mora and Aidan Arasasingham
Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.

Episode 2: Assemblymember Weber and Isaac Alferos talk Equity Prop 16 and Equity in Higher Education

October 28th, 2020

36:11

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.
Guests: Assemblymember Weber and Isaac Alferos. To learn more about Isaac's work with the Black + Brown Healing Project check out https://www.blackbrownhealingproject.com/

Episode 1: Welcome to the pod with guest Patty Barahona

October 21st, 2020

39:32

Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.
Guest: Patty Barahona. To learn more about Patty and YLI visit yli.org.
Production and Marketing: Jarrett …

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