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In response to Senate Bill 202, Major League Baseball announced it was moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver, Colorado. Photo Credit: Thomson200/Wikimedia Commons

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.

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Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

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Governor Kemp routed David Perdue in this week’s primary election and recieved a quick endorsement from his vanquished rival. Photo Credit: Senator David Perdue/Flikr

On today’s podcast, we recap the outcomes of the 2022 primary elections in Georgia and preview where the parties stand as we head towards the midterms.

This episode was recorded on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

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Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

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A draft Supreme Court opinion that signaled the Court is likely to overturn the precedent that protects the right to abortion care roiled Georgia politics. We discuss the implications of the opinion’s reasoning for access to reproductive healthcare and other rights. We also preview the upcoming party primaries for the 2022 election cycle.

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This episode was recorded on Saturday, May 14th, 2022

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Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

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State Rep. Erick Allen (D-Smyrna) joins to discuss the conflict over re-drawing the local district lines for the county commission and board of education in Cobb County. We also check in on Allen’s views on Speaker Ralston’s sweeping mental health legislation, efforts needed to protect Georgians from pollution, and his view of Charlie Bailey’s entrance into the LG race.

You can learn more about Rep. Allen’s campaign here: https://allenforgeorgia.com

This episode was recorded on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

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Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

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On today’s show, we discuss the Kemp Administration’s decision to sue the Biden Administration over the feds rejection of part of the state’s plan to partially expand Medicaid. We also discuss contrasting visions over the state’s budget as the state economy rebounds, Democrats’ efforts to clear their statewide primary fields, and redistricting shenanigans in Athens-Clarke County.

This episode was recorded on Sunday, January 23rd, 2022

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Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

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Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flikr

We’re back for 2022! Today we discuss Governor Brian Kemp’s main priorities for the 2022 legislative session as he faces pressure from his right. We also talk about how politics has collided with public safety as it relates to keeping schools open during the Omicron COVID-19 surge. And we check in on the latest regarding federal voting rights legislation.

This episode was recorded on Saturday, January 8th, 2022

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Music Credit: Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

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A Georgia politics podcast hosted by @kjhayes17, @LukeVBoggs, and @MeganPayne_Tech covering politics and policy in #gapol