As GPB looks back on the work of Georgia native and 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter, one of his most impactful accomplishments is the eradication campaign to combat Dracunculiasis, best known as Guinea worm disease.
The Carter Center says former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, took a ride through the Plains Peanut Festival in their Georgia hometown over the weekend.
Friday on Political Rewind: In this pre-recorded conversation we discuss the outpouring of support for former first lady Rosalynn Carter as her family announced her dementia diagnosis. This news comes as she spent decades fighting to erase mental health stigma and find support for caregivers. We talk to executives at the Carter Center and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers about her legacy.
Rosalynn Carter's work is at the heart of the Carter Center's mission. The organization's executives explored the former first lady's career in this wide-ranging interview with GPB News, as heard on Political Rewind.
Recently diagnosed with dementia, Carter has worked for decade to promote the dignity and self-worth for people living with mental illnesses.
Jimmy Carter's grandson says the former president remains in good spirits three months after entering end-of-life care at home. Jason Carter says his grandfather follows public discussion of his legacy and even enjoys regular servings of ice cream.
As Jimmy Carter rests in hospice care at his home in Georgia, The Associated Press reached out to former political prisoners who credit him with saving their lives. Carter is known around the world for trying to put human rights at the center of America's foreign policy.
The former president’s desire to further human rights began in early life and continued through his time in the White House and beyond. But he hit his stride as a 21st-century advocate for women.
Carter targeted diseases primarily affecting the poor in remote areas — notably "Guinea worm disease." Because of his commitment, case numbers plummeted from 3.6 million a year to just 13 in 2022.
Since the announcement that former President Jimmy Carter would continue his hospice care at home after a few stays in the hospital, people around the world have used the Carter Center's Kudoboard to send him best wishes during this time.
Carter is 98 years old and served as president from 1977 to 1981. The longest-lived former president has suffered from a series of health challenges in recent years.
A process recently implemented by Georgia state lawmakers to examine how county officials handle elections is likely unsustainable without more resources or reforms, according to the panel that did the first review under the law.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis says criminal charges are "imminent" in her investigation into the 2020 election, but her final report will stay sealed while she pursues charges. Although they don't have the votes, state Democrats filed bills to overturn Georgia's abortion ban.
The Carter Center said Tuesday that only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide last year. After decades of progress, the eradication program's director cautioned the end phase of the global effort to eradicate the parasitic disease will be "the most difficult."
Wednesday on Political Rewind: For the past four decades, The Carter Center has worked to ensure election integrity in more than 100 countries. But recently, its work has focused on domestic elections as conspiracy theories become more mainstream. Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander joins our special Wednesday panel.