Tuesday on Political Rewind, we talk one-on-one with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Farah Stockman. Her book "American Made" explores how the loss of manufacturing jobs changed the political landscape of the early 21st century. But first: a look at the latest in voting rights.
Monday on Political Rewind: We mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a panel of Georgians reflecting on the legacy of the great civil rights leader. What would Dr. King make of the setbacks in the U.S. Senate this past week experienced by those calling for new voting rights legislation?
Friday on Political Rewind: Just days after a visit to Georgia where he demanded the U.S. Senate pass voting rights legislation, President Joe Biden admits the prospects for action are now dim. Is there a future for federal election reform law? Meanwhile, in his State of the State speech, Gov. Brian Kemp showcased his plans for doling out billions of dollars of state surplus money for income tax refunds, teacher and state employee pay raises, and more.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp prepares his State of the State address. Meanwhile, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens seeks to improve the relationship between city and state government. And Sen. Warnock puts pressure on big businesses to step in the fight on voting rights.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: President Joe Biden now faces a daunting challenge back at the U.S. Capitol as he attempts to make good on commitments to sign into law federal voting rights legislation. It's a move he pushed for during his visit to Atlanta on Tuesday. Can Biden wrangle enough support to pass the voting rights legislation he described as crucial to our democracy? Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp defended Georgia's voting laws.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: 'Go Dawgs' is the rallying cry around Georgia this morning after The University of Georgia breaks a four-decade dry spell. But President Biden will make his own headlines when he visits Atlanta and prepares to announce a carve-out to the filibuster that would push forward key voting rights legislation.
Monday on Political Rewind: President Biden declared Georgia to be ground zero for voter suppression laws ahead of his visit. But activists say if Biden wants voter protections, he should stay in Washington D.C., and focus on the two bills stalled there in the Senate. Plus, a high positive rate in COVID tests around the state.
Friday on Political Rewind: The three men found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery were set to be sentenced today in a Brunswick courtroom. All three face a mandatory 30 years in prison, but we asked: will any of them be given a chance of parole? The tragic deaths last year of Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, and other African Americans accelerated demands for racial and social justice … and gave new legitimacy to the Black Lives Matter movement. In Glynn County, a new organization came to life to push for change in a county long seen as hostile to its Black residents. But how much progress has been made in achieving these goals? We asked our panel.
Thursday on Political Rewind: In a special live 2 p.m. edition, we mark the anniversary of a dark chapter in U.S. history. Last year on Jan. 6, supporters of former President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to halt the democratic process. The shockwaves continue to reverberate in Georgia and across the country in 2022. This all plays out today as funeral services for late former Sen. Johnny Isakson are underway.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: It was one year ago today that Georgia voters handed control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats when they elected Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. But as the 2022 election cycle gets underway, Republicans and Democrats are ready for a fierce fight to determine which party will claim dominance of state politics. Like many states, Georgia is seeing a powerful new wave of COVID-19 cases. The Department of Public Health reported more than 67,000 confirmed cases over the new year holiday weekend. Gov. Kemp is set to announce his support for a further loosening of Georgia’s gun laws. Plus, Andre Dickens is sworn in as Atlanta's new mayor…and there’s tightened security on Capitol Hill as the one-year anniversary of the insurrection approaches.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The new year brings the same covid frustrations for people in Georgia and across the country. Dr. Carlos del Rio returned to the show to share insights and advice on coping with the latest wave of the coronavirus. Journalists Ellen Eldridge and Tamar Hallerman also weigh in on the impact of the virus as we enter the start of another year with the pandemic.
Monday on Political Rewind, our first show of 2022, we discussed the stories that will likely drive the news in the months ahead—including COVID-19, internal schisms in the Georgia GOP, Stacey Abrams' second shot at governor, and more.
This episode originally aired on Political Rewind on May 19th, 2021. Author Anna Sales talks about navigating difficult times during this pandemic.
As a young boy, West Point professor of history Ty Seidule was taught stories about the glorious lost cause of the South. His childhood hero was Robert E. Lee. During a childhood spent in Alexandria, Va., and Walton County, Ga., Seidule writes, he lived in a bubble, unaware of the dark history of the horrific treatment of Black communities.
Monday on Political Rewind: We revisit our conversation with Honorée Fanonne Jeffers on her debut novel The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois. It is a big-hearted epic leading us through the generational history of an African American family with deep roots in Georgia. Jeffers, a National Book Award-nominated poet, tells the story through rich characters and their family ties; from Creek Indian ancestors, through the wrenching years of slavery and to their eventual emergence as members of the Black professional class.