On today’s episode, Democrats in Washington finally pass legislation investing nearly $1 trillion in hard infrastructure while progressives give up their strongest piece of legislative leverage in the debtae over President Biden’s Build Back Better economic plan. Plus Democrats experience their worst election day in five years and David Perdue floats a primary challenge to Governor Kemp.
This episode was recorded on Sunday, November 7, 2021.
On today’s episode, we discuss legislative wrangling among Democrats as they try to find consensus on all of President Biden’s economic agenda. We also check in on the forthcoming redistricting session in Atlanta and talk about the first Congressional map released by Republican Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan.
This episode was recorded on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
On today’s episode, Luke sits down with Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Timmothy Denson to discuss the path to progressive change in Georgia’s Classic City, including Tim’s claim that the ACC commission passed the state’s most progressive local budget per capita.
This episode was recorded on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
On today’s episode, we discuss the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement that they are filing a legal challenge against parts of Georgia Senate Bill 202, the package of changes to election law passed by Georgia Republicans during the 2021 legislative session. The DOJ challenge is the eighth such challenge to SB 202, but will any succeed in overturning provisions of the law?
Read Marc Elias views on changing certification processes here.
On today’s episode, we discuss demonstrations at metro-Atlanta school board meetings that have led two counties to ban teaching critical race theory in the classroom and drawn leading state Republicans into a new culture war front. We also check in on Georgia’s U.S. Senate race and discuss the return of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
This episode was recorded on Friday, June 11, 2021.
On today’s episode, we recap President Biden’s joint address to Congress and how Senators Ossoff and Warnock are aligned on an economic revival agenda. We also check in on the forthcoming Warnock Senate race and Rep. Bee Nguyen’s announcement for Secretary of State.
This episode was recorded on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
On today’s show, we talk with Taifa Smith Butler, the outgoing President and CEO of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.
Taifa has been an advocate for equitable policy in the Peach State for two decades, including 10 years with GBPI. She’ll be leaving GBPI to become President of Demos, a progressive think tank with a national focus, later this summer. But first she tells us about GBPI’s victories during her tenure and the importance of focusing on anti-racist policies and breaking down the barriers that keep all Georgians from thriving.
This episode was recorded on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.