In the final episode of Political Rewind,The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's editor-at-large Kevin Riley interviews host Bill Nigut on a lifelong career in journalism, the stories he looks back on, and what he expects in Georgia's political future.
Brad Raffensperger has spoken with federal prosecutors investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has a few crucial rulings left on its docket.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The Supreme Court rejected "independent legislature theory," an idea that its critics say could have undermined American democracy. Sen. Jon Ossoff and Gov. Brian Kemp feud over who's responsible for EV developments in Georgia. Meanwhile, there were two disturbing neo-Nazi protests in Georgia this week.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger will be interviewed for the first time by federal prosecutors. He’ll likely be asked about Donald Trump’s 2020 phone call, in which the former president asked for votes to win the election.
Monday on Political Rewind: DeKalb Co. DA Sherry Boston announced she's withdrawing her office from criminal cases against "Cop City" protestors, citing prosecutorial differences with the Attorney General's office. Plus, the Department of Justice turns their attention to states' false electors.
Friday on Political Rewind: A Cobb County elementary school teacher may be the first casualty of Georgia’s new “divisive concepts” ban. Meanwhile, a state investigation confirms the two election officials at the heart of the “suitcase of ballots” conspiracy theory did nothing wrong.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Host Bill Nigut continues our series of conversations with Georgia’s thought leaders. He interviews former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Atlanta’s first female mayor and the first Black woman to head a major Southern city.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Opponents of Atlanta's police training center filed a lawsuit against the city clerk after their referendum petition was denied twice, delaying a time-sensitive process. The Atlanta Advisory Board endorsed the referendum. And we discuss the latest on the Supreme Court's docket.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: This week marks one year since the Dobbs decision overturned Roe v. Wade, ending 50 years where women had a guaranteed right to choose an abortion. Plus, Brad Raffensperger challenges Donald Trump to a debate. But first, Bill Nigut speaks on the show's cancellation.
Friday on Political Rewind: Last Sunday, the musical Parade won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. Written by Atlanta native Alfred Uhry, Parade documents the 1915 lynching of Leo Frank. Host Bill Nigut welcomes Uhry, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, and author Steve Oney to tell Frank's story.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Rene Alegria has given a voice to Hispanic writers and journalists throughout his career. He's now the CEO at @MundoNowOficial, one of the country's most widely read bilingual and bicultural outlets.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: As Donald Trump made his first appearance in federal court, Gov. Brian Kemp told CBS News that he'd support the former president should he win the Republican primary. Plus, will the federal trial delay Fulton County DA Fani Willis' legal proceedings?
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Donald Trump will be arraigned on federal criminal charges in Miami today. Our panel weighs in on the strength of the charges against the 2024 frontrunner. Plus, state Republicans suggest an outright ban on abortion and a return to paper ballots at their Columbus convention.
Monday on Political Rewind: The state GOP convention, headlined by Donald Trump and Kari Lake, saw massive support for the far-right wing of the state Republican Party. But while a plurality of voters think the former president should be prosecuted, another plurality sees the charges against him as politically motivated.
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.