Chase McGee is a Gwinnett County native and graduate of the University of Georgia. He has previously worked on All Things Considered, On Second Thought, Battleground: Ballot Box, and Political Rewind with Georgia Public Broadcasting and African Perspectives with WUGA. He is the senior producer on Georgia in Play with Leah Fleming.
This week on Georgia in Play: Thursday marked the start of Hanukkah, and host Leah Fleming asks some of the holiday's youngest observants what the celebration means to them. Plus, an award-winning jazz artist brings another holiday track for your playlist this season, while your kids might learn through video games in the classroom one day. Then, hear what your local homeless shelters may need around the holiday.
This Friday on Georgia in Play: Host Leah Fleming speaks with Ragan Whiteside, award-winning contemporary jazz artist, about her musical experience and what jazz means to her.
This week on Georgia in Play: Rosalynn Carter, former first lady, was laid to rest in Plains this week. She was a well-beloved Georgian known for her deep commitment to humanitarian work. Plus, the state legislature is in a special session in order to redraw Georgia's voting maps after a federal judge ruled they discriminated against Black voters. Then, as the weather gets colder, single people are trying to find someone to get through "cuffing season" with. And City Café host John Lemley joins the panel to present holiday concerts to watch out for.
Preview: This week on Georgia in Play, host Leah Fleming sits down with Hatched dating app founder Mitch Alterman and Married at First Sight host Pastor Calvin Roberson to discuss "cuffing season," healthy relationships, and what to look for in a partner past surface-level appearances.
This week on Georgia in Play, the South still got something to say. André 3000's latest album doesn't feature any bars, but it does feature his viral flute music. Plus, a voting lawsuit questions the security of Georgia's elections, two high schoolers from Georgia will advise PBS Newshour, and Georgia recognizes Native American Heritage Month.