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17 minutes | a month ago
The first week of early voting + tips for casting your ballot
Georgia has seen record numbers in absentee and early voting, which began on Monday. In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, AJC reporter Mark Niesse discusses the first week of early voting and provides tips for people planning to vote early, absentee or in person on Election Day.
21 minutes | 2 months ago
Recapping the last week in Georgia politics
In this episode of Politically Georgia, we introduce Patricia Murphy, the newest member of the AJC Georgia Politics team. Murphy and Bluestein discuss the last week in politics, and how national news has impacted politics in the state, with less than a month until Election Day.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Analyzing results from new poll of Georgia voters
We are six weeks from Election Day and the AJC shared results from a new poll of Georgia voters. The poll is intended to provide a snapshot of the state of the presidential and U.S. Senate elections, not a prediction of who will win, and it was conducted Sept. 11-20 by the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs. Host Greg Bluestein and AJC Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell discuss the results of the survey of 1,150 likely voters, the impact of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and President Trump’s expected visit.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
The 2020 Census
The census counts every person living in the United States and its territories once every 10 years, and the government uses that data in all sorts of important ways - from deciding how to distribute resources to redrawing political boundaries. A recent federal report showed Georgia ranks second to last among the 50 states with its response rate, lagging behind only Alabama. Joining us on this episode of Politically Georgia is Rebecca DeHart, CEO of Fair Count, an organization working to “ensure Georgians & communities across the country get a Fair Count in the 2020 Census.”
0 minutes | 3 months ago
The question marks ahead of election season
Find the transcription of this week's episode here: https://www.ajc.com/politics/election/the-biggest-question-marks-ahead-of-georgias-2020-election-season/XMJKHMT7JJGZLJZFZNB2LEJBI4/In this episode of the Politically Georgia podcast, host Greg Bluestein and AJC Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell discuss the biggest question marks ahead of Georgia’s 2020 election season. The conversation includes a recap of the conventions and a preview of what to expect before and after Election Day in Georgia.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Kemp reverses course to allow mask mandates
In this episode of Politically Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC reporter Jeremy Redmon discuss Gov. Brian Kemp’s latest executive order, which allows local mask mandates for the first time.
22 minutes | 3 months ago
Marjorie Taylor Greene's primary runoff win
In this episode of Politically Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC Washington correspondent discuss Marjorie Taylor Greene's primary runoff win in the 14th Congressional District, how other Republicans have reacted and how the win may impact the party in the general election.
43 minutes | 4 months ago
Special session; Biden interview
In this episode of Politically Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC statehouse discuss the special session called by Gov. Kemp. In the second part of the episode, AJC Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell and Bluestein discuss Mitchell’s interview with presidential candidate Joe Biden.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
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 minutes | 4 months ago
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.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
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.”
22 minutes | 4 months ago
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
25 minutes | 5 months ago
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.
27 minutes | 5 months ago
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.
35 minutes | 6 months ago
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.
33 minutes | 6 months ago
Ahead of Tuesday's primary in Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell preview the June 9 elections.
21 minutes | 6 months ago
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.
62 minutes | 6 months ago
A 2020 Georgia primary election preview
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.
23 minutes | 7 months ago
How to vote by mail
In this episode of Politically Georgia, AJC government reporter Mark Niesse details how to vote by mail in Georgia’s upcoming primary election on June 9.Niesse shares everything you need to know about how to vote absentee or in person, how the changes to the election came about, the political reactions to the process, what potential turnout could look like based on early numbers, and what voting by mail now could mean for the future in Georgia politics. The voter registration deadline for the June 9 primary is Monday, May 11.
19 minutes | 7 months ago
On Monday, April 20, Gov. Brian Kemp announced plans to reopen Georgia businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic. In this episode of Politically Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC reporter Tamar Hallerman discuss the decision, the reaction and the fallout that marked a busy few days in Georgia politics.The Politically Georgia podcast provides the latest news and analysis in Georgia politics.
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