Thursday on Political Rewind: Candidates are announcing their intentions to run for a myriad of offices in the upcoming 2022 elections.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Last summer, police violence in communities across the country acted as rallying points for discussion over the role of law enforcement in our society. Now, the police killing of Daunte Wright amid the ongoing trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin spurs renewed demands for structural change.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The Senate remains a stumbling block for efforts by President Joe Biden to pass the bills in his ambitious agenda. Many frustrated Democrats are raising once again the long-standing question of whether it’s time to end the rules that allow a minority in the Senate to thwart the majority’s will through the use of the filibuster.
Monday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp faces more criticism from former President Donald Trump. Trump blasted Georgia's governor again over the weekend. Will Kemp’s aggressive push to defend the state’s new Republican-crafted election law be enough to return him to the good graces of his party’s base?
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.
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,
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.
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?
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.
Monday on Political Rewind: Criticism of the new election bill continued over the weekend as the measure, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp Thursday evening, receives nationwide attention. Democrats in Congress say the Georgia bill highlights the need for H.R. 1., the federal election bill currently awaiting action in the U.S. Senate.
In other news, Kemp signaled he will soon lift most of Georgia's coronavirus restrictions. Is his decision based on the advice of his public health team?
Friday on Political Rewind: A contentious GOP election law passed along partisan lines in the General Assembly yesterday. The omnibus bill changes many aspect of Georgia elections, and includes stricter identification requirements for absentee voting and a more narrower window to request an absentee ballot.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The coronavirus pandemic dominated headlines this past year. But the news this week has returned to a different ongoing public health crisis: gun violence. We spoke to Dr. Mark Rosenberg, a former CDC official and a longtime advocate for using scientific research to stem gun violence, and former chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court Betty Dickey.