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PolicyWise

23 EpisodesProduced by Youth Leadership Institute with Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe

PolicyWise is a podcast from Youth Leadership Institute in partnership with California Forward that delivers intergenerational policy discussions.

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Episode 22: The CSU System with Dr. Joseph Castro

June 2nd, 2021

49:32
Hosts: Demitria Wack and Michael Wiafe.Guest: Dr. Joseph Castro.Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Tim Haydock and Abby Pugh.
The California State University public university system consists of 23 campuses  …

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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