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Politically Georgia

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Politically Georgia

Politically Georgia

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Get the latest news and analysis from Georgia’s Political Insiders - presented by the AJC's Georgia Politics team.

Latest Episodes

Mask mandates and related lawsuits in Georgia

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein and AJC reporter Jeremy Redmon discuss Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s “encouragement” of masks, his ban on counties and cities from mandating residents wear them and his lawsuit against the city of Atlanta for retightening other restrictions related to the pandemic. This episode was recorded on July 17.

26 MIN1 w ago
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Mask mandates and related lawsuits in Georgia

John Lewis' Successor

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein and AJC statehouse reporter Maya T. Prabhu discuss Georgia Democratic Chairwoman Nikema Williams, the candidate chosen to replace John Lewis on the ballot in November. The two discuss Williams' career thus far, the process to decide on her to replace Lewis and why the decision happened so quickly.

26 MIN2 w ago
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John Lewis' Successor

John Lewis' Life and Legacy

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, the AJC’s Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell serves as guest host. Mitchell and AJC race and culture reporter Ernie Suggs discuss the life and legacy of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who passed away on July 17 at the age of 80. Mitchell and Suggs discuss: His childhood, family, role in the civil rights movement - which ranges from sit-ins, his speech at the March on Washington, his role and ousting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and more - as well as his time on the Atlanta City Council and the 1986 race against his friend Julian Bond. The episode ends with a discussion of Lewis’ legacy and why he was named the “conscience of congress.”

36 MIN2 w ago
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John Lewis' Life and Legacy

Peoplestown grappling with recent events

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein and AJC education reporter Marlon A. Walker discuss the latest in Peoplestown, a historic Atlanta community made up of largely low- and middle-class Black residences and homegrown businesses, which has been upended by recent events. Walker shares how the area is grappling since the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, which Walker says took away the peace many found in the community: https://bit.ly/2WwhvMH

22 MIN3 w ago
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Peoplestown grappling with recent events

Legislative Session Recap

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein and AJC statehouse veteran James Salzer recap the legislative session. The two discuss the budget, the bills that passed and failed, the environment at the Capitol post-shutdown, session surprises and more.

26 MINJUN 30
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Legislative Session Recap

Gov. Brian Kemp signs hate crime bill into law

The Georgia Legislature has passed a hate-crime bill earlier this week and Gov. Brian Kemp has signed it. In this episode of Politically Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC government reporter Maya T. Prabhu discuss how the bill came about, what's in it, and why Georgia didn't have hate-crimes legislation before. The bill now heads to Gov. Brian Kemp for his signature.

28 MINJUN 26
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Gov. Brian Kemp signs hate crime bill into law

What happened in Georgia on Election Day

In this episode of Politically Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell discuss the voting issues and early results of Georgia’s June 9 elections.

36 MINJUN 11
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What happened in Georgia on Election Day

Primary Prep

Ahead of Tuesday's primary in Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell preview the June 9 elections.

34 MINJUN 8
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Primary Prep

Coronavirus Testing/Data + Protests in Georgia

In this episode of Politically Georgia, host Greg Bluestein speaks with AJC investigative reporter Willoughby Mariano, who has been covering both coronavirus testing/data as well as the protests that have taken place in Atlanta for the last week.

21 MINJUN 6
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Coronavirus Testing/Data + Protests in Georgia

2020 Georgia primary election overview

This episode of the Politically Georgia podcast features the community conversation between AJC Political Insiders Greg Bluestein, Jim Galloway and Tia Mitchell and the newspaper’s subscribers. This conversation originally aired during the AJC’s virtual Pints & Politics event, which discussed what’s at stake in the 2020 Georgia primary election.

63 MINMAY 29
Comments
2020 Georgia primary election overview

Latest Episodes

Mask mandates and related lawsuits in Georgia

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein and AJC reporter Jeremy Redmon discuss Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s “encouragement” of masks, his ban on counties and cities from mandating residents wear them and his lawsuit against the city of Atlanta for retightening other restrictions related to the pandemic. This episode was recorded on July 17.

26 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Mask mandates and related lawsuits in Georgia

John Lewis' Successor

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein and AJC statehouse reporter Maya T. Prabhu discuss Georgia Democratic Chairwoman Nikema Williams, the candidate chosen to replace John Lewis on the ballot in November. The two discuss Williams' career thus far, the process to decide on her to replace Lewis and why the decision happened so quickly.

26 MIN2 w ago
Comments
John Lewis' Successor

John Lewis' Life and Legacy

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, the AJC’s Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell serves as guest host. Mitchell and AJC race and culture reporter Ernie Suggs discuss the life and legacy of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who passed away on July 17 at the age of 80. Mitchell and Suggs discuss: His childhood, family, role in the civil rights movement - which ranges from sit-ins, his speech at the March on Washington, his role and ousting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and more - as well as his time on the Atlanta City Council and the 1986 race against his friend Julian Bond. The episode ends with a discussion of Lewis’ legacy and why he was named the “conscience of congress.”

36 MIN2 w ago
Comments
John Lewis' Life and Legacy

Peoplestown grappling with recent events

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein and AJC education reporter Marlon A. Walker discuss the latest in Peoplestown, a historic Atlanta community made up of largely low- and middle-class Black residences and homegrown businesses, which has been upended by recent events. Walker shares how the area is grappling since the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, which Walker says took away the peace many found in the community: https://bit.ly/2WwhvMH

22 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Peoplestown grappling with recent events

Legislative Session Recap

In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein and AJC statehouse veteran James Salzer recap the legislative session. The two discuss the budget, the bills that passed and failed, the environment at the Capitol post-shutdown, session surprises and more.

26 MINJUN 30
Comments
Legislative Session Recap

Gov. Brian Kemp signs hate crime bill into law

The Georgia Legislature has passed a hate-crime bill earlier this week and Gov. Brian Kemp has signed it. In this episode of Politically Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC government reporter Maya T. Prabhu discuss how the bill came about, what's in it, and why Georgia didn't have hate-crimes legislation before. The bill now heads to Gov. Brian Kemp for his signature.

28 MINJUN 26
Comments
Gov. Brian Kemp signs hate crime bill into law

What happened in Georgia on Election Day

In this episode of Politically Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell discuss the voting issues and early results of Georgia’s June 9 elections.

36 MINJUN 11
Comments
What happened in Georgia on Election Day

Primary Prep

Ahead of Tuesday's primary in Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell preview the June 9 elections.

34 MINJUN 8
Comments
Primary Prep

Coronavirus Testing/Data + Protests in Georgia

In this episode of Politically Georgia, host Greg Bluestein speaks with AJC investigative reporter Willoughby Mariano, who has been covering both coronavirus testing/data as well as the protests that have taken place in Atlanta for the last week.

21 MINJUN 6
Comments
Coronavirus Testing/Data + Protests in Georgia

2020 Georgia primary election overview

This episode of the Politically Georgia podcast features the community conversation between AJC Political Insiders Greg Bluestein, Jim Galloway and Tia Mitchell and the newspaper’s subscribers. This conversation originally aired during the AJC’s virtual Pints & Politics event, which discussed what’s at stake in the 2020 Georgia primary election.

63 MINMAY 29
Comments
2020 Georgia primary election overview
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