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The political game in Georgia is more dynamic than ever. From local elected officials to state and federal government, we're facing complicated issues. On "Political Rewind" we take the time to break down these issues, speaking directly to the decision makers. We not only get you caught up on the week that was in state politics, but we look ahead so that you will stay informed.
 
Just Off the Radar, hosted by Joe Silva, is best described as "modern pop eclectica." The show takes a weekly look at modern pop music outside the mainstream. From folk to electronica to everything in between, Just Off the Radar presents a variety of contemporary music, with emphasis on the local Athens music scene. The program also includes some live in-studio guests and vintage cuts.
 
In 1991, seven black and five white jurors convicted Troy Davis of murder in the shooting death of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Davis sat on Georgia’s deathrow for 20 years. Leading up to his execution, there were mass protests. Some of Davis’ supporters included Pope Benedict XVI, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and former Republican Congressman Bob Barr of Georiga. Their efforts to stop the execution weren’t successful. On September 21, 2011, the state of Georgia executed Tro ...
 
In this podcast, we meet the people who work in Georgia's multibillion dollar film industry. Host Kalena Boller is a location manager with more than 40 film and television credits to her name. This podcast is Kalena's love letter to the people whose names you see when the credits roll.
 
"Shots in the Back: Exhuming the 1970 Augusta Riot" tells the story of one of the first major Civil Rights Era riots in the South. The immediate cause of the riot in Augusta, Ga. was the brutal murder of Charles Oatman, an African American teenager held by police in the county jail. During the riot, six Black men were killed by white police officers, all of them shot in the back. In a collaboration, students at the Jessye Norman School of the Arts join GPB in telling this story.
 
“Nothing Funny about Money,” is the brainchild of hosts Matt Goren and Michael Gene Thomas from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ department of financial planning, housing and consumer economics at The University of Georgia. Goren is an adjunct assistant professor and Thomas is a doctoral student in the department. Our intended audience is people who find personal finance a bit scary and frustrating but still need help,” Goren said. The focus is less on money and more on quality o ...
 
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Friday on Political Rewind: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced that she will not run for reelection. In a letter, Bottoms highlighted her proudest accomplishments in office, but gave no reason for her decision not to seek a second term. We’ll look at what her withdrawal means for the race for mayor of Georgia’s most influential city.P…
 
Thursday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Police Department officer charged with felony murder in the death of Rayshard Brooks was reinstated to duty by the city’s Civil Service Board yesterday.The board ruled Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms denied officer Garrett Rolfe due process when she fired him within 24 hours of the shooting. How does this twist …
 
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Candidates continue to line up for the 2022 election in races that will determine just how purple Georgia has really become. Democratic state Rep. Bee Nguyen launched her effort to take on Brad Raffensperger in the battle for Secretary of State, while 6th District congresswoman Lucy McBath draws another GOP challenger…
 
Tuesday on Political Rewind: State election officials begin the biannual process of removing names of inactive voters from the voting rolls. State officials intend to remove voters who have died or moved to another state from the list. Voting rights groups said they will be watching the process to make sure the state conducts it properly. Critics s…
 
Monday on Political Rewind: Recent data shows a slow in the spread of the virus in many states, including Georgia. Gov. Brian Kemp lifted many of the remaining pandemic restrictions placed on Georgia businesses including gyms, bars and restaurants. But is it too soon to relax public health guidelines?The Atlanta City Council is considering whether …
 
Friday on Political Rewind: President Joe Biden marked his 100th day in office in Georgia yesterday, where he made the pitch for his expansive progressive agenda. He outlined sweeping legislation that would invest in nearly all corners of American life; from early childhood education and family paid leave to passenger railroad and renewable energy …
 
Thursday on Political Rewind: The three men awaiting trial for murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery now also face federal hate crimes charges. Federal indictment could lead to life sentences for Travis and Gregory McMichael and Roddie Bryan.Plus, after telling the nation that America is on the move again in a speech before a joint session of Congre…
 
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The governing body behind Georgia's public universities and colleges is on the search for a new chancellor. But appointed members of the Board of Regents are facing criticism after former Gov. Sonny Perdue was reported to be among the final candidates for the role.A college accrediting agency warned the board to keep …
 
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Newly released U.S. Census figures show Georgia’s population grew by one million people, a more than 10% increase, in the past decade. The growth is not enough to give the state an additional seat in Congress. So, what do the new numbers mean for Georgia?In the next several months, the U.S. Census Bureau is set to relea…
 
Monday on Political Rewind, a conversation with author and photographer Andrew Feiler about his new book, A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools That Changed America.The books tells the story of the unique partnership between business executive Julius Rosenwald and educator and public intelle…
 
Friday on Political Rewind: Blue Ridge Republican David Ralston has just finished presiding over yet another session as Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. It’s a position that makes him a lightning rod for controversy, such as election measures passed in the just-ended session.But during his tenure, Ralston has also earned praise for …
 
Today is Earth Day, an annual celebration of the place we call home. But that home is now under threat, as man-made carbon emissions and other pollutions wreak havoc with the environment and climate. Have we made any progress toward addressing the harmful impacts of climate change? If we fail to act, what will Georgia look like in the decades ahead…
 
Wednesday on Political Rewind: It’s been more than 150 years since Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Va., effectively ending the Civil War. But that conflict refuses to rest easily in history. To this day, some argue why the war was fought, while a larger battle rages over how the nation should ho…
 
TTuesday on Political Rewind: The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial begins its deliberations following closing statement from attorneys yesterday. Chauvin stands accused of murder after placing his knee into George Floyd's neck for nearly ten minutes. Defense attorneys attempted to highlight other factors that might have led to Floyd's death. As a ve…
 
Monday on Political Rewind: A number of county GOP organizations voted to censure Gov. Brian Kemp this weekend for his refusal to support lies about Georgia’s election results. Following this rebuke from grassroots Republican forces in the state, how vulnerable is he to a Republican primary challenge in the upcoming 2022 gubernatorial election?Also…
 
Friday on Political Rewind: When Nathan Deal became Georgia governor in 2011, some of his top priorities were economic development and enhancing the state’s business climate. He began commissioning reports and enacting policies aimed at building the kind of economy and culture that would attract businesses, big or small, to Georgia.In the years sin…
 
Thursday on Political Rewind: Fallout from Georgia's controversial election law SB 202 hits Georgia's important film industry. Actor Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua announced they pulled production of their upcoming film “Emancipation” from the state over the law passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.Also, candidates are announ…
 
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Last summer, police violence in communities across the country acted as rallying points for discussions over the role of law enforcement in our society. The killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Atlanta’s Rayshard Brooks at the hands of police served as stark examples of a concerning trend of violence.Now, the kill…
 
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Georgia voters gave Democrats a majority in the U.S. Senate when they elected Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in January. But 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 o…
 
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Georgia voters gave Democrats a majority in the U.S. Senate when they elected Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in January. But 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 o…
 
Monday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp faces more criticism from former President Donald Trump. Trump blasted Georgia's governor again over the weekend. During a GOP donor event in Florida, Trump again accused Kemp of failing to root out unsubstantiated claims of election fraud.The criticism comes as Kemp manages fallout from Georgia's controv…
 
Friday on Political Rewind: The COVID-19 pandemic enters a new stage as vaccinations become increasingly available. But even as more people become fully vaccinated, stubborn obstacles remain. How should we reach out to communities hesistant or unable to receive the vaccines? And how quickly should our institutions, places of work and schools reopen…
 
Thursday on Political Rewind: 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."For centuries, McGhee writes, white people have seen equality as a zero-s…
 
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Following its decision to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta, MLB announced yesterday it will hold the event at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. The move has led analysts to note the differences between Georgia's new election law, which creates hurdles for voting by mail, and Colorado’s laws, which sends absentee ballot …
 
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. Republicans insist the law establishes a consistent electoral framework across the state and raise voter confidence in elections. Dissenters call the bill an …
 
Monday on Political Rewind: Georgia is in the middle of a national political storm as the country debates 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. Other corporations, including Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines have also issued reprim…
 
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 over the controversial election measures now law in Georgia. Activists opposing the bills are asking why business executives from Coca-Cola, Delta and Microsoft waited to…
 
Wednesday on Political Rewind: On the final day of the Georgia legislative session, key bills remain unresolved. Will the overhaul of the state’s citizen’s arrest law — sparked by the 2020 shooting of Ahmaud Arbery — win final approval? Will cities and counties be banned from cutting their police budgets by 5%? And are legislators likely to approve…
 
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. Cannon was arrested last Thursday after knocking on Gov. Brian Kemp’s private office while he was delivering remarks about the state’s new election restrictions.Also, after winnin…
 
Monday on Political Rewind: Criticism of the new election bill continued over the weekend as the measure, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp on 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. The "For the People…
 
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.The State House approved SB 202 early Thur…
 
Thursday on Political Rewind: The coronavirus pandemic dominated headlines this past year. But the news this week returned to a different public health crisis: the massive toll of gun violence in the United States.The killing of 18 people in Georgia and Colorado in the past week prompted renewed calls for change. In Congress, lawmakers are calling …
 
Wednesday on Political Rewind: All adults in Georgia will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. Gov. Brian Kemp said the dramatic expansion is the state’s return ticket to normalcy.In the state Capitol, voter restrictions bills proposed by Republican lawmakers continue to change. A measure restricting Sunday voting is now off the table, but legisl…
 
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp is expected to announce an expansion of vaccine eligibility to all adults in Georgia. The move could come as soon as the first weeks of April. But will the state be able to meet the challenge of the expected surge of people seeking COVID-19 vaccinations?Also, shooting violence in Boulder, Colo., yesterda…
 
Monday on Political Rewind, as the legislative session winds down, efforts to change how Georgians vote move in multiple directions.The most restrictive measures, ending no excuse absentee voting and eliminating Sunday early voting, are no longer part of negotiations. But now, new proposals could give Republicans an edge in runoffs and special elec…
 
Friday on Political Rewind, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris planned today’s visit to Atlanta as an opportunity to tout the COVID-19 relief package. Instead, they are taking a more somber track. The pair will meet with leaders of the Asian community here to mourn the victims of the recent shootings in metro Atlanta.We discussed …
 
Thursday on Political Rewind: Investigations continue today into the string of violence seen at massage parlors in the Atlanta metro area Tuesday night. The shocking crime is refocusing attention on an increase in violence and incidents of bigotry against Asian Americans and people of Asian descent nationwide. Will authorities have the evidence the…
 
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A shocking string of violence in metro Atlanta raises questions of racial hatred and bigotry.Nationwide, civil rights organizations report an uptick in violence towards Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities in recent times. How does Tuesday night's violence fit into this concerning trend?Also, President Joe …
 
Tuesday on Political Rewind: a pandemic year in review as we looked back at the devastating track of the coronavirus in Georgia. The pandemic dramatically shifted many lives in our state. More than 16,000 Georgian died of coronavirus-related illness, while around one million people were infected by COVID-19.But can we see the light at the end of th…
 
Monday on Political Rewind: Around two-thirds of Georgia adults can now receive COVID-19 vaccinations now. Gov. Brian Kemp lowered the age threshold for vaccines to 55 and added people with significant health issues. With the dramatic expansion, officials hope to turn around the state’s tepid vaccine rollout efforts.Georgia’s poorest families will …
 
Friday on Political Rewind: a conversation with one of the most respected and beloved artists to come out of the Atlanta theater community.Kenny Leon is a Tony award-winning director of Broadway theater, filmmaker and a director of several prime time television shows. His work often illuminates the social issues of our day, and seeks to bring us to…
 
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp issued guidelines yesterday to expand eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to more than three million additional Georgians. The move lowers the age threshold to 55 and covers those with a broad range of health conditions.The announcement follows recent criticism of Georgia's vaccine rollout. A Centers …
 
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The U.S. House prepares to take a final vote on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. Gov. Brian Kemp continues to criticize the measure as a bailout for Democratic-majority states. Our panel discusses if Georgia stands to benefit and Kemp’s objections.Also, a gun bill championed by Georgia U.S.…
 
Tuesday on Political Rewind: New progress was made on major pieces of legislation as state lawmakers worked late on Crossover Day. The legislature faced a self-imposed deadline yesterday to pass bills through either body of the General Assembly.Our panel of insiders discussed the legislation that made the cut, including bills restricting absentee v…
 
Monday on Political Rewind: Legislators face an important deadline at the state Capitol. Crossover Day at the General Assembly means any legislation unable to pass out of either legislative chamber today are dead until next year. Several measures remain up for consideration in the General Assembly, including legislation restricting voting access fo…
 
Friday on Political Rewind: The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated existing inequities across society. One example is the severe economic and personal toll coronavirus has had on women — both at work and at home.Data that has emerged during the COVID-19 crisis underlines a stark economic reality for women. Since the beginning of t…
 
Thursday on Political Rewind: The U.S. House passed H.R. 1 yesterday, a bill that, if passed by the Senate and signed into law, would enact sweeping consequences for Georgia election law. Experts say the legislation is one of the most significant enhancements of federal voting protections since the 1960s.If enacted, the legislation would weaken sta…
 
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Reforms or restrictions? That's the question on the latest bundle of laws that would change the way Georgians vote. Voting access advocates are expressing concerns this legislation will make voting harder, and describe it as an attempt at voter suppression by state Republicans.But first, we remember the life of civil …
 
Tuesday on Political Rewind, our focus is the ongoing debate over voting rights. The Georgia House yesterday passed a package of bills that critics say will likely reduce turnout in future elections. The state senate will now add those House bills to its long list of measures to change how Georgians vote. Protestors, including representatives from …
 
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