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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.
 
Georgia has been the epicenter for the national conversation about who gets to vote and how those votes are counted. In the last few years, many changes have been made through the courts and the court of public opinion. Now, the 2020 election will be the biggest test the state has seen. Georgia Public Broadcasting political reporter Stephen Fowler walks through the ins and outs of how voting works in Georgia, highlighting the good, the bad and the complicated.
 
"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.
 
On Second Thought is a one hour, daily news talk show, airing at 9 a.m. ET weekdays on Georgia Public Broadcasting hosted by Virginia Prescott. Timely conversations about all topics relating to Georgia including politics, healthcare, education, music, literature and race. We bring you stories you won't hear elsewhere and voices that are often ignored. The show has a no-pundit policy because we're interested in information, not talking points. On Second Thought incorporates the comments and i ...
 
“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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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Wednesday on Political Rewind: The coronavirus epidemic has uprooted many of the norms of daily life, and that will continue to be true through the holiday season. Yesterday, Gov. Brian Kemp urged Georgians to consider alternative virtual Thanksgiving gatherings in order to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Georgia is faring better than …
 
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Spending on Georgia’s two U.S. Senate runoff elections is reaching mind-boggling heights.So far, $257 million has been committed or spent for television, radio and digital ads in the races. According to media expert Rick Dent, more than $32 million of ads were broadcasted by the four campaigns in the past week alone, an…
 
Monday on Political Rewind: We speak with a giant of Georgia politics — former United States Sen. Sam Nunn.During his 24-year tenure, Nunn became the Senate’s most important voice on the U.S. military and a leader in debates on foreign affairs. In the years since he left the Senate, Nunn continued his groundbreaking work to rid the world of the thr…
 
Friday on Political Rewind: The extraordinary hand recount of some 5 million presidential ballots has confirmed that Joe Biden won Georgia and won its 16 electoral votes. Biden becomes the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia since 1992.Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who certified the election results today, joins our pane…
 
Thursday on Political Rewind: President-elect Joe Biden has maintained his lead over President Donald Trump in Georgia after the state’s ambitious hand recount of some 5 million ballots. But the process did discover counting errors in several counties that added more than 1,000 votes to the Trump column.Meanwhile, even while the president and many …
 
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Counties have until midnight to finish their audits of ballots cast in the November presidential election. No evidence of election fraud has been found.The audit revealed memory cards from voting machines in two counties were not properly uploaded. The votes were added to the final tally. After accounting for those ba…
 
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is responding to criticism from leaders in his own party. President Donald Trump, Georgia’s two sitting senators and other high-ranking Republicans claim, without evidence, that Georgia's election results were rigged in favor of President-elect Joe Biden. Raffensperger called on Geo…
 
On this episode of “Battleground: Ballot Box,” we explore Georgia’s historic hand recount of 5 million ballots through a risk-limiting audit. Counties are working ahead of schedule to finish. The Republican Secretary of State said this will ensure Georgians have faith in the outcome. Meanwhile, top Republicans continue to attack the integrity of th…
 
Monday on Political Rewind: Counties across Georgia will finish their audits of ballots cast in the November presidential election. Fifty counties, including DeKalb and Fulton counties, have finished their recounts so far. Our panel of experts and insiders takes a look at the latest results from that process and looks ahead to what comes next.Also,…
 
Friday on Political Rewind: There is a frightening uptick in COVID-19 numbers across the country. Though the worst numbers are currently seen in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, cases in Georgia of the virus continue an upward path. Public health experts warn that without proper mitigation efforts, an explosive increase in case numbers, hospit…
 
Thursday on Political Rewind: County election workers across Georgia soon begin a hand recount of nearly 5 million ballots cast in the presidential election. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said the extraordinary measure will clarify the outcome of the presidential race in Georgia. Raffensperger has faced criticism from state Republicans who …
 
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The spotlight remains focused on Georgia following the general election as two crucial Senate races head to a January runoff. Vice President Mike Pence announced he plans to visit the state to campaign for Republican Senate candidates David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. President-elect Joe Biden signaled he is open to st…
 
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Today, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that challenges if the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Georgia, among several other states, joined the federal government in challenging the legality of Obamacare as health care for hundreds of thousands of Georgians — and millions of Americans — could be at…
 
Monday on Political Rewind: With Georgia still counting votes, Joe Biden seems to have won the state, and its 16 electoral votes weren't needed for him to be declared the president-elect.However, Biden's apparent victory signals a new day of competitive politics in a state that's been a Republican stronghold for nearly three decades.What factors ar…
 
Friday afternoon on Political Rewind: The margins remain close in Georgia’s ballot count. Overnight, Democratic challenger Joe Biden surpassed President Donald Trump as absentee ballots continue to be counted.Votes from Clayton County helped push Biden into the lead. The county south of Atlanta traditionally supports Democratic candidates and lies …
 
Friday on Political Rewind: Biden pulls ahead with a narrow lead as ballot counting continues. The race is still too close to call, and thousands of ballots have yet to been processed. The nation continues to watch Georgia’s returns as the state takes on new significance in the race for the White House this year.Our panel breaks down the latest. An…
 
Thursday afternoon on Political Rewind, eyes watch Georgia from around the country as the counting of ballots continues.Less than 5% of the state's record 1.3 million absentee-by-mail votes cast in the election need to be processed and tabulated. All absentee ballots left were received before the deadline of 7 p.m. Tuesday, but different counties w…
 
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