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Producer: Deborah Thibeault, DSW, LCSW

Interviewer: Cory Whitfield, MSW, Class of 2022

Guest: Peter Stein, Senior Policy Advisor for Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger

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Peter Stein shares his experience on Capitol Hill as a Policy Analyst and discusses effective advocacy; the impacts state policies have on federal policy; how bills are made; misconceptions about legislators, COVID 19 mandates, and how social workers can build relationships with people on Capitol Hill.

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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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