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Producer: Deborah Thibeault, DSW, LCSW

Interviewer: Cory Whitfield, MSW, Class of 2022

Guest: Victor Manalo, Ph.D, MSW President of the National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter; Board of Directors former Mayor and member of the Artesia City Council; Adjunct Social Work Professor at Cal State LA

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In this podcast highlights of the full podcast with Stewart Clifton is shared. Stewart discusses the factors that shape political environment; implications of demographic changes in a state that heavily leans in one direction; and how social workers impact the policymaking process.

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Social Work Policy Podcasts were created as part of the East Tennessee State University’s Open and Affordable Course Materials Awards Program.

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