Georgia in Play: Remembering Rosalynn Carter, disenfranchising voting maps, and 'cuffing season'
Highlights from the show
This week on Georgia in Play, we remember former first lady Rosalynn Carter, who was laid to rest in Plains earlier this week. Host Leah Fleming speaks with journalist and author Kate Anderson Brower about Carter's life of service, her love of family, and the story of Mary Prince, a wrongfully accused Black woman whom the Carters advocated for.
Plus, the state legislature is back for a special session. A federal judge ruled that current district maps illegally dilute the voting power of Black voters, giving the Legislature until Dec. 8 to resolve the issue. Leah speaks with Professor Alicia Hughes about what we can expect to see during this special session, and what steps may be ahead for new districts.
It's starting to get cold out, which means it's "cuffing season!" If the colloquial term isn't familiar to you, it's that time of year where single people might consider a short-term relationship to get through the cold, dark winter. Leah talks with two guests trying to encourage better choices for these new relationships: Pastor Cal Roberson of Married at First Sight and Mitch Alterman, co-founder of the new dating app Hatched.
Do You Hear What I Hear? It's Christmas music all over the radio, your streaming platforms, and live performances. City Café host John Lemley joins Leah to discuss the best in the genre, as well as Christmas concerts you can attend all over the state.
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