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

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English


Episodes

The first week of early voting + tips for casting your ballot

10/16/2020
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.

Duration:00:16:39

Recapping the last week in Georgia politics

10/6/2020
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.

Duration:00:21:08

AJC Town Hall

9/30/2020
In this episode of Politically Georgia, we share audio from the AJC's virtual town hall. AJC deputy managing editor Leroy Chapman serves as our host as he engages members of our politics team in a discussion about our recent exclusive poll, the presidential and senate races and the mood of Georgia voters. Our panelists are politics editor Susan Potter, Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell, politics reporter Greg Bluestein, columnist Jim Galloway, reporter Mark Niesse and reporter Patricia...

Duration:00:54:43

Analyzing results from new poll of Georgia voters

9/22/2020
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...

Duration:00:33:37

The 2020 Census

9/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:16:29

The question marks ahead of election season

9/2/2020
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...

Duration:00:00:24

Kemp reverses course to allow mask mandates

8/17/2020
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.

Duration:00:33:12

Marjorie Taylor Greene's primary runoff win

8/14/2020
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.

Duration:00:22:13

Special session; Biden interview

8/10/2020
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.

Duration:00:42:41

Mask mandates and related lawsuits in Georgia

7/22/2020
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.

Duration:00:25:19

John Lewis' Successor

7/21/2020
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.

Duration:00:25:53

John Lewis' Life and Legacy

7/20/2020
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...

Duration:00:35:49

Peoplestown grappling with recent events

7/13/2020
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

Duration:00:21:36

Legislative Session Recap

6/29/2020
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.

Duration:00:25:19

Gov. Brian Kemp signs hate crime bill into law

6/26/2020
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.

Duration:00:27:28

What happened in Georgia on Election Day

6/10/2020
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.

Duration:00:35:29

Primary Prep

6/8/2020
Ahead of Tuesday's primary in Georgia, host Greg Bluestein and AJC Washington correspondent Tia Mitchell preview the June 9 elections.

Duration:00:33:26

Coronavirus Testing/Data + Protests in Georgia

6/5/2020
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.

Duration:00:20:50

A 2020 Georgia primary election preview

5/28/2020
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.

Duration:01:02:27

How to vote by mail

5/8/2020
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...

Duration:00:22:55