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Peachpod: A Georgia Politics Podcast

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Welcome to PeachPod, a podcast about Georgia politics.

Welcome to PeachPod, a podcast about Georgia politics.

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Welcome to PeachPod, a podcast about Georgia politics.

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@peachpodga

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English


Episodes

Georgia Republicans Ignite Backlash Over Voting Restrictions

4/10/2021
On today's episode, we wrap our coverage of the 2021 legislative session dominated by a major overhaul of Georgia's voting laws that add new restrictions on casting your ballot. This episode was recorded on Thursday, April 8, 2021. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

Duration:00:59:16

GOP-Led Voting Restrictions Near Final Passage

3/24/2021
On today's episode, we discuss the scope of two proposed laws that would make it more difficult to vote in Georgia and how some provisions of these proposals have been watered down. We also discuss the potential Trump slate of Republican primary challengers who may challenge statewide elected officials. And we condemn the violence perpetrated against Asian-Americans in our state and across the country. For a series of reporting and readings that provide context on the murder of eight...

Duration:00:59:25

Historic COVID Relief and Anti-Poverty Legislation Nears Final Passage

3/8/2021
On today’s episode, we discuss the American Rescue Plan, President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, as it nears final passage. We also discuss the challenges Georgia faces in distributing vaccines and what to expect in Atlanta on Crossover Day. This episode was recorded on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

Duration:01:11:10

Congress has an Opportunity to Protect the Right to Vote

3/1/2021
Today we check in on Washington with an update on the progress COVID relief has made through Congress and the voting rights legislation Congress could pass. We also talk about an unusually partisan state legislative session in Atlanta. Read this article from the AJC's Mark Niesse about efforts to end bipartisan oversight of some local election boards. This episode was recorded on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune...

Duration:01:02:06

State Republicans Push Forward Voting Restrictions

2/23/2021
We break down House Bill 531, the latest of a litany of Republican proposals that would make it harder to vote in Georgia. Read former Senator Kelly Loeffler's interview with the AJC's Greg Bluestein about her new political organization here. This episode was recorded on Monday, February 22, 2021. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

Duration:00:46:09

Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock Settle into Washington

2/15/2021
We discuss the early days of Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock's terms in Washington. And we check in on the latest developments in the Georgia legislature. Read the AJC column by Patricia Murphy on the influence the Georgia Congressional delegation can have on behalf of Black farmers here. Read Riley Bunch's interview with Senator Warnock in the Valdosta Daily Times here. This episode was recorded on Monday, February 15, 2021. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google...

Duration:01:05:50

Measuring Georgia's Success by the Success of its People

2/15/2021
On today’s podcast, we’re joined by Amanda Hollowell, Director of Strategic Campaigns at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute to talk about the People Powered Prosperity agenda. This episode was recorded on Friday, February 5, 2021. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

Duration:00:11:16

Can Teachers Return to the Classroom Safely?

2/11/2021
On this week's podcast, we discuss the debate over how to ensure a safe return to the classroom for teachers and students. We also discuss the legislative push to make it harder to vote and Republicans' embrace of extremist politics. Get more information about the debate over returning teachers to in-person education: the precautions experts say are necessary, the letter Governor Kemp wrote declining to move teachers to a higher priority level for vaccination, and the types of precautions...

Duration:01:00:59

Are Georgians Experiencing an Equitable Recovery from COVID-19?

2/5/2021
Alex Camardelle from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) joins to discuss the challenges Georgia’s workers and people with modest incomes are facing as the state recovers from COVID-19. Find analysis of the safety net by Alex and the rest of the team at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s website. This episode was recorded on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by...

Duration:00:24:33

The Costs of Underfunding Georgia's Schools for Nearly Two Decades

1/29/2021
Dr. Stephen Owens from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute joins to discuss trends in state funding for Georgia's K-12 schools and why letting students take public funding to private schools will leave many students behind. Find more of Dr. Owens' analysis of policies impacting Georgia's K-12 schools at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune...

Duration:00:21:08

Another Year of Short-Changing the State Budget

1/26/2021
On today's podcast, we discuss last week's budget hearings and the continued trend of underfunding key priorities. We also take a look at the early days of the Biden administration as he pursues a COVID-19 relief package and his agenda. See the following resources on Georgia's budget trends and voting rights proposals in Washington and Atlanta: GBPI: State of Education Funding (2021) GBPI: Overview of Georgia’s 2022 Fiscal Year Budget Georgia Recorder: John Lewis Voting Rights Act could...

Duration:01:04:30

Charlie Bailey Makes Another Run at Attorney General

1/20/2021
On today's episode, we kick off our coverage of the 2022 election cycle by sharing a conversation with Charlie Bailey. Charlie is a Democratic candidate for Attorney General in 2022. He ran for this seat but came up short in 2018. Learn more about Charlie's campaign here. This episode was recorded on Thursday, January 14, 2021. -- Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud...

Duration:00:31:51

Governor Kemp Forcefully Defends His COVID-19 Response

1/19/2021
We respond to Governor Kemp’s State of the State address, including his vigorous defense of his government’s response to COVID-19 and his forceful condemnation of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. Listeners Note: Quotes from Governor Kemp’s state of the state speech have been condensed. Listen to Governor Kemp’s full state of the state address here and see the prepared text here. And listen to the Democratic response to the state of the state address here. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts...

Duration:01:03:22

Previewing the 2021 Legislative Session

1/11/2021
On today's show, Kyle and Luke preview the 2021 legislative session and discuss how the political dynamics from the 2020 election cycle spill over into politics in Atlanta. Read Timothy Snyder's New York Times essay on the U.S. Capitol's invasion by Trump supporters and what comes next. Read Greg Bluestein's AJC piece on political dynamics within the GOP following the 2020 elections. Read the AJC op-ed from Edward Lindsey, Sam Olens and Eric Tanenblatt calling for a more unified...

Duration:01:05:04

Warnock and Ossoff Secure the Senate for Democrats

1/7/2021
On today's show, we discuss the Senate campaign victories of Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. We also react to Wednesday's insurrection at the U.S. capitol by sympathizers of President Trump. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, while the events at the U.S. Capitol were still in progress. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

Duration:01:08:01

Breaking Down the Campaigns' Final Arguments of the Senate Runoff

1/2/2021
On today’s pod, we discuss the closing messages of each campaign in the races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate. Contact lgbtq [.] caucus [@] georgiayds [.] org to get involved with the Georgia Young Democrats' LGBTQ caucus. This episode was recorded on Thursday, December 31, 2020. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

Duration:01:05:35

Republicans Leverage Election Skepticism for Voting Restrictions

12/9/2020
On today's episode, we check in on the latest with the Senate runoffs and discuss Republicans laying the groundwork for voting restrictions based on Trump's false claims the election was stolen from him. This episode was recorded on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

Duration:01:07:56

How U.S. Citizens Living Abroad Can Vote Absentee in Georgia's U.S. Senate Runoffs

11/30/2020
Today, we talk with Julia Bryan, the Global Chair for Democrats Abroad, about how U.S. citizens eligible to vote in Georgia’s federal elections can vote in the two U.S. Senate runoffs on January 5th. Learn more about important deadlines and how to vote from abroad here: https://www.votefromabroad.org/voting-in-the-georgia-us-senate-runoff-election-jan-5-2021/ Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud...

Duration:00:13:56

Raffensperger Brings the Receipts

11/27/2020
We discuss Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's media blitz defending his administration of the 2020 election and the open invitation for a primary challenge that it's giving to Trump-friendly Republicans. Plus a check-in on the Senate runoffs. Watch the ad from Reverend Warnock and his pup here. Learn more about the District Attorney's race in the Athens area from Flagpole here. This episode was recorded on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts |...

Duration:01:06:04

Loeffler, Perdue Throw SOS Raffensperger Under the Bus

11/15/2020
On today's podcast, Luke and Kyle discuss efforts by Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue to create skepticism over the election outcome as a tool to motivate their base for the runoff. This episode was recorded on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Subscribe to PeachPod: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Tune In Radio Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

Duration:00:53:07