February 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
Republican political advisor Eric Tanenblatt joins former Georgia Congressman Buddy Darden, Democratic political consultant Howard Franklin and Atlanta Journal Constitution political analyst Jim Galloway for a lively conversation on major stories in Georgia politics. Among other topics: they discuss the new Georgia license plate featuring the Confederate flag, a proposal to create a Southern Super Primary for the 2016 presidential election cycle, and a bill that allows individuals to exercise their “religious rights” to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
Church and State
February 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Several bills in the GA General Assembly touch on Church and State. Should the church cross into state affairs, or should they be kept separate? Our panelists represent both sides. They are: State Rep. Greg Morris, Dov Wilker, Ame. Jewish Committee Atlanta, Reg. Dir., Dr. Terrance J. Gattis, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Sr. Pastor, and Virginia Galloway, Faith & Freedom Coalition, Reg. Field Dir.
February 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
Rep. Keisha Waites talks how her neighbor bullied her for a long time and broke her beloved violin when she was a child. The On The Story panel talks tips for parents whose children are bullied.
Legislative Report Card
February 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
The 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly has now reached the halfway point. On The Story looks at the biggest stories at the midpoint.The discussion features Democratic Rep. Debbie Buckner, Republican Rep. Allen Peake, Republican Senator Charlie Bethel and AJC political writer Jim Galloway.
February 11, 2014 - 7:00pm
We look at Georgia's film & TV tax credits and a proposal to extend the concept to the music industry. The former chair of the GA Film, Video and Music Advisory Commission talks about the state's position. Our panel weighs in on entertainment tax credits in GA and reviews how GA can benefit from such credits. And a music producer says "bring on credits" to keep local industry students in town.
The Debate Over Common Core
February 10, 2014 - 7:00pm
Senator William Ligon, who opposes Common Core lays out why he thinks it's wrong for Georgia. Steve Dolinger, Director of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education responds with the reasons Common Core makes sense for our children.
Thursday Political Roundtable
February 6, 2014 - 7:00pm
Guests are Republican advisor Eric Tanenblatt, former Georgia U.S. Congressman Buddy Darden, Atlanta Journal Constitution political writer Jim Galloway. In the sceond seciton of the show, Bill Nigut interviews State Senator Chuck Hufstetler (R-Rome) to learn more about his personal story
State Budget in Review
February 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Rep. England and Sen. Hill look lay out the challenges and opportunities in creating a budget in a year when revenue growth allows more freedom for state spending. In the second half of the the program, Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson discusses his concerns over the lack of lawyers to represent poor Georgians who cannot afford legal counsel.
February 4, 2014 - 7:00pm
First part of the show is interview with exoneree Calvin Johnson, who spent 15 years in jail. In the second part, Aimee Maxwell (GA Innocence project) and Rep. Carolyn Hughley discuss why GA doesn’t have exoneree compensation rules.
Privacy vs. Security
February 3, 2014 - 7:00pm
Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA re-ignited a national conversation about the line between privacy and security, but what about local law enforcement? We speak with Vernon Keenan, the GBI Director, Danny Porter, the Gwinnett County District Attorney, and Page Pate, a defense attorney. In the second half of our show, we talk to Rep. Ed Setzler (R-Acworth) who wants to solve the area’s transportation woes.
January 30, 2014
January 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
January 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
The On The Story panel discussion on Medical Marijuana in the state of Georgia stems from Rep. Allen Peake’s (R-Macon) concern for a young girl in his district suffering from seizures. Peake’s proposed legislation calls for cannabinoid oil, low in THC, to help treat children like 4-year-old Haleigh Cox. It would in no way legalize marijuana for recreational use. Our panel includes Rep. Peake, Haleigh’s mom, Janea Cox, and Dr. James L. Smith, Jr., Medical Association of Georgia Board of Directors Rep.
January 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
Guns in Georgia
January 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Dr. Mark Rosenberg, the former CDC official who spearheaded the agency’s program to track gun violence talks about what the data shows about the dangers of gun ownership and use. John Monroe, an attorney for Georgia Carry, says the 2nd Amendment ought to protect Georgians’ right to carry guns wherever they choose. Then, a personal profile of House Appropriations Committee Chairman Terry England.
Sentencing Reform in Georgia
January 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Georgia’s prison population has exploded over the past two decades, and the costs for housing inmates have risen to some $1 billion a year. Our panel discusses efforts to ease the problem by looking for alternatives to long sentences for non-violent offenders. Then we look at efforts to expand legal moonshine operations in Georgia.