PolicyWise Podcast

PolicyWise Episode 26: Equity Within the Cannabis Industry
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This week, the podcasts discusses racial equity and community reinvestment after five years after cannabis legalization in California

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PolicyWise Episode 25: Closing the Digital Divide with Jacob Martinez
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Digital NEST founder talks about closing the digital divide to give underserved communities and youth equal opportunity

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PolicyWise Episode 24: Pride Month with Jewel Hurtado
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Kingsburg city councilmember and youngest elected official in the region advocates for the LGBTQ+ community in the Central Valley town

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PolicyWise Episode 23: Creating an Economic Safety Floor with Former Mayor of Stockton Michael Tubbs
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This week’s episode highlights bringing the youth voice directly to the decision-making table and Tubbs’ guaranteed income program

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Episode 22: The CSU System with Dr. Joseph Castro
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Hosts Demetria Wack and Michael Wiafe talk to the leader of the largest four-year public university system in the country

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Episode 21: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Gia Vang and Wenda Fong
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This week’s guests discuss representation, anti-Asian violence and how they have kept their heritage close to them as they’ve progressed in their careers

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PolicyWise Episode 19: Welcoming New Team Members!
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The PolicyWise team brings on two new members, building on the platform for policy communication to and from youth

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PolicyWise Sibling Special Episode 18: Diversifying Healthcare During a Pandemic
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This episode features host Michael Wiafe’s sister, Adwoa Wiafe, a resident physician and discusses disparity of health care for people of color and the need for a more diverse medical field.

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