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Every Wednesday morning on the Political Breakfast podcast, veteran Atlanta journalist Lisa Rayam, Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson and Republican strategist Brian Robinson deliver Georgia’s best analysis of local politics with a weekly dose of informed, respectful and lively discussion. Scroll down to see the latest episodes.

During Georgia’s state legislative session, Political Breakfast presents the pop-up podcast Gold Dome Scramble every Monday morning as host Lisa Rayam talks with reporters from the WABE newsroom to break things down for our listeners — the issues being considered, and the bills getting sorted through various committees at the Georgia State Capitol. Listen to Gold Dome Scramble below and find out more about it here.

 

Featured Episode

Shredding, Arrests and Investigations

Fulton County’s Elections Department remains under the microscope as early voting gets underway. Two workers are accused of shredding voter registration applications.  

What this could mean for the Director whose job has been in jeopardy for months now. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger calls for a Justice Department Investigation but also has time to write an op-ed for a national news outlet. HE says Stacey Abrams and Donald Trump play politics on the same team.

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Survey says? and AJC reporter Greg Bluestein

A new survey conducted by the Atlanta business leaders grade city council/mayoral candidates. Some are considered excellent leaders, others not so excellent. Plus, AJC reporter Greg Bluestein talks about his new book Flipped. It covers how last year’s Senate Races launched Georgia in the national political forum. He also addressed How all that will that play into the next election cycle. Law enforcement officers and other emergency personal get a $100 bonus in federal stimulus dollars from Governor Kemp. Is it a nice gesture, a very good deed or a political ploy???

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Two-time Atlanta mayor Andrew Young tackles crime, affordable housing and other issues plaguing the city

Former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young talks about how the city should get tougher on crime. He also weighs in on a recent poll that indicates most residents are not impressed with the way current mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has handled tough issues like crime, affordable housing and traffic congestion.

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Polls, Polls and a Lt. Governor turned Author

A new AJC poll shows the Atlanta mayoral race is tight and getting tighter. Former Mayor Kasim Reed and City Council President Felicia Moore appear to be in a statistical dead heat. 

Another poll commissioned by those who want Buckhead to become a city…indicates it would thrive financially as a stand alone. 

If true, How would Atlanta handle the loss? 

And Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan discusses his book about the controversial 2020 Presidential election d and how it’s stands to pave the way for a new and improved Republican Party.

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Redistricting: The Democrats’ Dilemma: Dr. Charles Bullock’s take on Redistricting

Georgia’s legislature is about to hold a special session to redraw district boundaries, and that could affect who goes to Capitol Hill or the Georgia State Capitol. Dr. Charles Bullock, the Richard B. Russell Chair in Political Science at UGA, joins Lisa, Tharon and Brian to discuss the redistricting process. Republicans control the process and Democrats are already crying foul. Plus, hear what Dr. Bullock thinks about UGA alumni Herschel Walker’s run for U.S. Senate.

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