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VIC Radio-Policy Unplugged

By Policy Unplugged
Want to learn more about politics, without getting the innevitable headache that politics comes with? Every week Alyssa will teach you a topic of modern politics that you should be familiar with. A VIC Radio Ithaca production.
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To Be or Not To Be, D.C. Statehood Edition

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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.
February 28, 2022
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.
October 04, 2021
Can America Work Towards Student Loan Forgiveness and Free College?
This week, Alyssa is here to give a deep dive into the history of student loans as well as the debate going on today regarding them.
April 30, 2021
Gun Reform in America, Can It Get Passed?
Alyssa is here this week to share about one of the most debate topics in modern American history...the 2nd Amendment. Listen to this weeks episode of "Policy Unplugged" to learn more about this debate.
April 28, 2021
To Be or Not To Be, D.C. Statehood Edition
Alyssa is here to explain the ins and outs of the debate regarding Washington D.C.s Statehood. 
April 22, 2021
Biden seeks to send American into the future with new infrastructure
With a new bill that could redo Americas infrastructure, Alyssa is here to take you through the basic information of the debate over the bill as well as a brief timeline of Americas infrastructure. 
April 13, 2021
Biden Administration Tackles Immigration, Faces Larger Roadblocks
This week, Alyssa talks about the hurdles the Biden administration is facing while repealing Trump policies. 
March 29, 2021
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 Polcy Unplugged’s host, Alyssa Spady looks to take a deeper dive into the American Rescue Plan.
March 21, 2021
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.
March 15, 2021
Another Day, Another COVID-19 Relief Package Debate
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”.
March 09, 2021