Friday on Political Rewind: the COVID-19 pandemic in the current moment. We spoke to Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President of the Morehouse School of Medicine. Rice and her colleagues have been on the front lines of a campaign encouraging African Americans communities to embrace the vaccine. Also, we asked our experts about Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to drop restrictions.
Thursday on Political Rewind: a look at systemic racism and the toll it takes across society. Racism targets people of color, but ultimately harms us all; that is the premise of author Heather McGhee's new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. The author joins us on today’s show with Emory University's Dr. Andra Gillespie.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Following its decision to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta, MLB announced yesterday it hold the event at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. The move has led analysts to highlights the sharp contrast between Georgia's new election law, which creates hurdles for voting by mail, and Colorado’s laws, which sends absentee ballot applications forms to every legal voter.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The partisan fight to define Georgia’s new election law continues. SB 202 shapes how ballots are cast, votes are processed and who oversees the state’s elections. Our panel attempts to answer your questions while digging into the details of the bill.
As controversy swirls over the comprehensive new voting law that drastically alters Georgia’s election system, another battle with equally profound implications looms on the horizon: redistricting.
Monday on Political Rewind: Georgia remains in the center of a national political storm as the country debates the sweeping changes Republicans made to the state’s voting laws. The decision by Major League Baseball to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta was a stinging rebuke,
News of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull this summer’s All-Star Game from Georgia over its sweeping new voting law reverberated among fans Saturday, while Gov. Brian Kemp vowed to defend the measure in court, saying “free and fair elections” are worth any threats, boycotts or lawsuits to come.
Lawmakers named the pecan the official state nut as an intended boost to an industry that suffered generational losses during 2018’s Hurricane Michael.
Voting rights groups continue to push back against the state's sweeping new election law. The measure signed by Gov. Brian Kemp passed without Democratic support, catapulting Georgia smack into the center of a brewing nationwide battle over how Americans vote. In this episode, we'll hear how the law changes the state's election system, and as calls grow louder for companies to boycott Georgia, how the controversy could affect the economy.
With a flurry of tossed papers and bleary-eyed cheers of "Sine Die!," the Georgia General Assembly ended its 2021 session early Thursday morning, capping off a busy stretch of campaigning, coronavirus and controversial decisions. After three months and 40 legislative days, Georgia lawmakers have passed a number of high-profile bills — and left many on the cutting room floor until next year.
Thursday on Political Rewind, as legislators brought the 2021 General Assembly session to an end late last night, they faced an onslaught of harsh criticism from corporate leaders who went public to condemn the controversial election measures that are now Georgia law.
David Cowan, American Sign Language interpreter for the Georgia Capitol, speaks with GPB’s Lawmakers Reporter Brenda Waters.
Today on Political Rewind: On the 40th and final day of the Georgia legislative session, key bills remain unresolved. Plus, a district court judge has opened the door making it easier for third party candidates to run for federal office in Georgia. What does that mean for expanding your choices on election day?
Four separate federal lawsuits say parts of Georgia's new 98-page voting law violate the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act by discriminating against nonwhite voters and making unnecessary changes.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Fallout from the arrest of Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon continues. The representative from Atlanta returned to the state Capitol yesterday. Also, after winning approval from the state Senate, an overhaul of Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law is one step closer to final approval.