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The Whitman Wire Podcast

The Whitman Wire Podcast

By The Whitman Wire
A weekly companion podcast for the Whitman Wire newspaper. New stories, deeper dives, and weekly news summaries.
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Ep. 13 When Will We be Back to "Normal"?
In this episode, Kasey Moulton and Mia Graham explore conversations with three folks involved in Whitman's COVID-19 response. They try to answer the question we've all been asking: when will things be back to "normal"? These experts from Whitman's community say that part of the answer to that question lies in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
March 4, 2021
Ep. 12 New In Town
In this week’s episode “New In Town,” podcast reporter Kasey Moulton talks with a first year, an RA, and a transfer student about their expectations for Whitman before the beginning of this unusual semester compared to how they are feeling now.
February 25, 2021
Ep 11. Financial Sustainability Review: Departments, Majors, and Off-Campus Studies
Podcast reporter, Mia Graham, talks with students and faculty about their thoughts and feelings regarding Whitman's recent release of the Financial Sustainability Review. Emotions are running high for students in a range of departments, and faculty question many of the proposed budget cuts and wonder how it will impact Whitman's identity as a college. Though some departments are fearful of what these changes will mean, some are not so pessimistic. 
February 19, 2021
Ep 10. Unpacking the Election and What Comes Next
On this episode, podcast reporter, Mia Graham, crafts a story of the 2020 election. She interviews several Whitties on how they spent their election night, their opinions on the chaos, and what they think is coming next.
February 17, 2021
Ep 9. Bigfoot, Journalism, and a Whitman Alum
In this episode, podcast reporter, Annie Means, interviews alum Laura Krantz about her hit podcast, Wild Thing. Press play to listen to conversations about cryptozoology, journalism, bigfoot, and some key education advice from an alum.
November 14, 2020
Ep 8. A Whittie in Office
Jonathan Weinberg, a third-year Whitman Student, has just been elected to the position of School Board Representative for Concord District B. In this episode, podcast reporter Annie Means sits down and talks to Jonathan about his political win, his campaigning process, and his plans as a school board representative,
November 6, 2020
Ep 7. Pods, Online School, And What Students Are Thinking About Next Semester
Whitman recently announced plans for a pod learning system this upcoming semester.  To say the least, this announcement was not well received. Podcast Reporter Mia Graham sat down with freshman and seniors to gauge how exactly students are feeling about this new, hybrid learning plan. Additionally, listen all the way to the end for a special Halloween treat.
October 30, 2020
Ep 6. The State of Sustainability At Whitman College
This issue, podcast reporter Annie Means reviews the recently released AASHE STARS Comparative Report and takes a deep dive into the failings of sustainability on Whitman's Campus. Interviews with the creator of the AASHE Stars report, the ASWC Sustainability Co-Chair, and with a student who left Whitman because of the College's lack of environmental commitment,  expose a history of greenwashing and an absence of action from the college.
October 24, 2020
Ep 5. On Imperfection and Why We Should All Embrace It
In this issue, podcast reporter Mia Graham interviews Victoria Helmer about her opinion piece "On Imperfection." The two discuss Victoria's article, the merits of embracing imperfection, and the pitfalls of comparisons to past and future versions of yourself.
October 16, 2020
Ep 4. Archives: Digging up The Nestle Corporation's Interest in the Walla Walla Valley
In this episode, podcast reporter, Annie Means revisits one of The Wire's old articles, "Waitsburg Weighs In on Nestle, Declines Offer". This podcast retells the Nestle Corporation's interest in botting rights in Waitsburg, and how the community banded together to fight back. 
October 9, 2020
Ep 3. Virtue Signaling, Slactivism, and Media Literacy: How To Engage with Social Media in 2020
In this episode, podcast reporter Mia Graham discusses the ins and out of social media, slacktivism, virtue signaling, and media literacy.  Interviewing several guests, Mia helps equip listeners with better tools to navigate the flood of information that we scroll through daily.
October 5, 2020
Ep 2. Problems with the Democratic Party/Strange Happenings at The Walla Walla Aviary
In this episode, reporter Mia Graham interviews opinion writer Scout Hutchensen about her article on issues within the democratic party. In the second half of the episode, reporter Annie Means digs into a series of bird murders and other strange happenings at the Walla Walla Aviary.
September 18, 2020