At the height of the John Birch Society’s activity in the 1960s, critics dismissed its members as a paranoid fringe. After all, “Birchers” believed that a vast communist conspiracy existed in America and posed an existential threat to Christianity, capitalism, and freedom. But as historian Matthew Dallek reveals, the Birch Society’s extremism remade American conservatism. After a discussion with Dallek, Peter and Orlando share some of their thoughts and insights on Birchers, a deeply researched account of the rise of extremism in the United States.
Maddy Frey of Atlanta and Tom Tjomstol of Woodstock, Georgia are strangers with different political views who came together to record a conversation.
It’s been 3 years since the NPR Politics Podcast last hosted a taping in Georgia, and this Thursday, October 20, the show is coming back just in time for another election to discuss the latest on the local and national midterm races, the big political news and issues in Georgia.
If students want to better understand the work of the Special Counsel, these resources are available to support their inquiry into the work of government commissions.
To help students (and adults) better understand state government, GPB is launching a new digital mini series, “Peach State Politics.”
Discover the life and legacy of Jimmy Carter, the first and only US President from Georgia.
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Last week, the Georgia House passed a billion dollar transportation package. For some house members, voting in favor of the bill was a risk. Speaker Ralston is prepared to defend them.
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Georgia’s 2015 legislative session began last week with Governor Nathan Deal’s inauguration for a second term in office. Who are the main players driving the lawmaking agenda, what are the challenges they’ll face?
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