A gurney in the San Quentin State Prison where prisoners are restrained during an execution by lethal injection.
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A gurney in the San Quentin State Prison where prisoners are restrained during an execution by lethal injection.

The first of March is the all-important ‘SEC Primary’ for Georgia and six other Southern states. Candidates from both parties have been flooding Georgia with grass-roots efforts, campaign dollars, and in-person appearances. But after it’s all said and done, who will come away the big winners of the South? We talk with Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Bill Nigut and Emory Political Science Professor Andra Gillespie to get a preview of the primary before the final votes are cast.

There were 28 executions last year and many of those happened in Georgia. But is there a change in how people think and feel about capital punishment? That’s the focus of a recent panel discussion at the State Bar of Georgia Conference Center. We’ll speak with attorney Jason Carter, who moderated the panel, about the how conversations about the death penalty are changing. Plus, we add two more songs to our Georgia Playlist from Atlanta hip hop artist, Rochelle “Hot 16”.

William Bell is one of Georgia’s most venerable musical performers, recording and touring throughout the Southeast during his decades-long career. His musical stylings have inspired many artists after him, but the veteran soul singer still isn’t done adding more pages to his personal story. We sit down with Bell to talk about his life and work and what he thinks about the state of music in the South.