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Georgia Today is the daily podcast from GPB News bringing you compelling stories and in-depth reporting that you won’t hear anywhere else. Peter Biello hosts this quick and convenient way to get the best of GPB News’ extensive coverage of the topics that matter to you, delivered directly to your device every weekday afternoon.

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Georgia Today is the daily podcast from GPB News bringing you compelling stories and in-depth reporting that you won’t hear anywhere else. Peter Biello hosts this quick and convenient way to get the best of GPB News’ extensive coverage of the topics that matter to you, delivered directly to your device every weekday afternoon.

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Episodes

Candidate qualification week; New allergy meds; Macon HS student gets a surprise

3/4/2024
LISTEN: On the Monday, March 4 edition of Georgia Today: Prospective candidates flock to the Capitol as candidate qualifying week gets underway; the FDA approves new medication which could lessen reactions to severe food alergies; and we'll tell you the story of a Macon high school student who gets the thrill of a lifetime as his top college choice pays him a visit.

Duration:00:12:19

How bills fared on Crossover Day; Fani Willis removal hearing; Weekend events in GA

3/1/2024
LISTEN: On the Friday, March 1 edition of Georgia Today: We look at how some of the more prominent bills fared in the state legislature on Crossover Day; a judge hears closing arguments in the hearing over whether to remove DA Fani Willis from the Georgia election interference case; and as festival season continues in Georgia, we'll tell you about some of the events happening this weekend.

Duration:00:10:05

Crossover Day; Naxolone in public schools; James Oglethorpe book

2/29/2024
On the Thursday February 29th edition of Georgia Today: Today is Crossover Day at the State Capitol. we'll look at what that means for pending legislation before lawmakers; A bill to allow an opioid reversing drug in schools is moving forward after passage in the Senate; And a new book promises to shake up our understanding of the founder of Georgia. We'll talk to the author.

Duration:00:15:11

Athens mayor press conference; Relatives of incarcerated call for reform; Agriculture

2/28/2024
On the Wednesday February 28th edition of Georgia Today: The Mayor of Athens calls for immigration reform following last week's murder on the UGA campus; Relatives of incarcerated Georgians urge lawmakers to improve conditions at the state's deadly prison system; And could Georgia become the Silicon Valley of Agriculture? We'll talk to a Lawmaker trying to make it happen.

Duration:00:21:26

UGA murder case special prosecutor; Cyberbullying bill; Can Biden shut down border?

2/27/2024
LISTEN: On the Tuesday, Feb. 27 edition of Georgia Today: A special prosecutor is appointed to handle the murder case in last week's killing on the University of Georgia campus; the state Senate passes a bill aimed at protecting teens from cyberbullying; and Republicans are calling on President Biden to unilaterally shut down the border. But can he do that? We'll talk to a constitutional scholar.

Duration:00:12:31

Killing at UGA prompts immigration concerns; Homelessness study; Hyundai EV plant

2/26/2024
On the Monday, Feb. 26 edition of Georgia Today: Georgia Republicans take aim at immigration policy after the killing at UGA; a new study finds Georgia lacks a statewide, centralized plan for addressing homelessness; and construction for Hyundai's new electric car manufacturing plant is ahead of schedule.

Duration:00:07:04

Killing at UGA prompts immigration concerns; Homelessness study; Hyundai EV plant

2/26/2024
On the Monday February 26th edition of Georgia Today: Georgia republicans take aim at immigration policy after the killing at UGA; A new study finds Georgia lacks a statewide, centralized plan for addressing homelessness; And construction for Hyundai's new electric car manufacturing plant is ahead of schedule.

Duration:00:06:58

Body found on UGA campus; Decatur Track and Field project; Festival season begins

2/23/2024
On the Friday February 23rd edition of Georgia Today: University of Georgia police are looking for a person of interest after a woman's body is found on campus; The city of Decatur breaks ground on a new $7 million dollar track and field project; And Festival season has arrived. We'll have details on all the Georgia events happening this weekend.

Duration:00:08:59

Georgia Today: 'Divisive concepts' teacher firing upheld; Okefenokee Mine; Murder case overturned

2/22/2024
LISTEN: On the Thursday, Feb. 22 edition of Georgia Today: The state Board of Education has upheld the firing of a Cobb County teacher for teaching so-called "divisive concepts" in the classroom; a proposed mine near Georgia's Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is nearing final approval; and the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a Georgia Supreme Court decision in an unusual case involving a murder in metro Atlanta.

Duration:00:14:24

Columbia County seeks municipality; Library requirement proposal; Magnet Man!

2/21/2024
LISTEN: On the Wednesday, Feb. 21 edition of Georgia Today: Columbia County officials seek to turn most of the county into a new municipality; a Georgia Senate committee has advanced a proposal requiring libraries to notify parents of every book a child checks out; and we'll introduce you to the man who is single handily taking on Atlanta's wide range of road hazards.

Duration:00:16:49

Georgia Today: Update for Savannah man charged with insurrection; 'Right turn on red'; Paper ballots

2/20/2024
On the Tuesday, Feb. 20 edition of Georgia Today: There is another delay in the case against a Savannah man charged in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection; it will soon be illegal to turn right on red in some parts of Atlanta; and we'll learn more about a push to replace electronic voting machines with hand-marked paper ballots for this year's general election.

Duration:00:11:53

Early voting; Funding boost for nonprofit crisis centers; James Brown documentary

2/19/2024
On the Monday February 19th edition of Georgia Today: Early voting in Georgia's Presidential Primary gets underway; Governor Brian Kemp directs federal COVID relief funds to help nonprofit crisis centers; And a new documentary explores the life and legacy of music legend and Augusta native James Brown.

Duration:00:12:30

Early voting; Funding boost for nonprofit crisis centers; James Brown documentary

2/19/2024
On the Monday February 19th edition of Georgia Today: Early voting in Georgia's Presidential Primary gets underway; Governor Brian Kemp directs federal COVID relief funds to help nonprofit crisis centers; And a new documentary explores the life and legacy of music legend and Augusta native James Brown.

Duration:00:12:15

Early voting; Funding boost for nonprofit crisis centers; James Brown documentary

2/19/2024
On the Monday February 19th edition of Georgia Today: Early voting in Georgia's Presidential Primary gets underway; Governor Brian Kemp directs federal COVID relief funds to help nonprofit crisis centers; And a new documentary explores the life and legacy of music legend and Augusta native James Brown.

Duration:00:12:31

Barnes testifies in Willis hearing; Black history living museum; New GPB News person

2/16/2024
On the Friday, Feb. 16 edition of Georgia Today: Former Gov. Roy Barnes testifies in the hearing over whether to dismiss DA Fani Willis from the Trump election interference case; a Macon elementary school honors Black History Month with a living museum of great African Americans; and we introduce you to the newest member of the GPB Radio News team.

Duration:00:15:17

Atlanta high school shooting; Endangered whale on Tybee coast; Braves spring training

2/15/2024
LISTEN: On the Thursday, Feb. 15 edition of Georgia Today: Four students were shot and wounded outside of an Atlanta high school yesterday; an endangered whale was found dead off the coast of Tybee Island; and spring training for the Braves is officially underway.

Duration:00:10:26

Atlanta high school shooting; Endangered whale on Tybee coast; Braves spring training

2/15/2024
On the Thursday February 15th edition of Georgia Today: Four students were shot and wounded outside of an Atlanta high school yesterday; An endangered whale was found dead off the coast of Tybee Island; And spring training for the Braves is officially underway.

Duration:00:10:26

Kemp sends troops to Texas; Cobb teachers sue school district; Savannah tugboat

2/14/2024
LISTEN: On the Wednesday, Feb. 14 edition of Georgia Today: Gov. Brian Kemp sends National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border; current and former Cobb County teachers sue the school district over what they call "classroom censorship;" and Savannah officials celebrate the return of an iconic feature of the city's waterfront.

Duration:00:12:03

Funeral service for Georgia soldier; 'Tiny home' housing; Fani Willis trial update

2/13/2024
On the Tuesday, Feb. 13 edition of Georgia Today: The first funeral service is held for one of the three soldiers killed in a recent drone attack in Jordan; affordable housing advocates push for tiny homes in Gwinnett County; and we'll break down the arguments for removing Fani Willis from the election interference case involving former President Trump.

Duration:00:11:18

Okefenokee mine; Police raid home of training center opponent; Usher Halftime show

2/12/2024
LISTEN: On the Monday, Feb. 12 edition of Georgia Today: A new mine may be coming to the Okefenokee; police raid the home of an opponent of Atlanta's public safety training center; and R&B star Usher centers Atlanta culture at his Super Bowl halftime show.

Duration:00:11:47