Every Friday morning on the Political Breakfast podcast, veteran Atlanta political reporter Denis O’Hayer, Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson and Republican strategist Brian Robinson deliver Georgia’s best analysis of local politics. Voted among the Top 20 “Political Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021,” Political Breakfast offers a weekly dose of informed, respectful and lively discussion. Scroll down to see the latest episodes.

Throughout the 2021 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

Gold Dome Voting War; Vaccine Distribution Hurdles; Vernon Jordan’s Legacy

While Governor Kemp highlights the opening of new mass COVID-19 vaccination centers and his plans to expand vaccine eligibility, some data analyses put the state at or near the bottom for distributing the vaccines it has on hand. In the legislature, the voting overhaul fight has only gotten more intense, as the state mourns the loss of a native son who became a civil rights giant. And Atlanta’s spike in violent crime gets an unexpected moment of national attention. Republican strategist Brian Robinson and Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson get into it all with WABE political contributor Denis O’Hayer.

State Lawmakers Try (Again) For A Regional Solution To Atlanta’s Traffic

Georgia lawmakers are trying again to come up with a regional solution for Atlanta’s traffic; Governor Nathan Deal doesn’t want to be caught with billions of dollars in additional state taxes on his hands; will state lawmakers get between you and a Sunday morning mimosa? All of that and more on this week’s menu.

Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson (@TharonJohnson) and Republican strategist Brian Robinson (@LordTinsdale) join Denis O’Hayer (@denisohayer) for a wide-ranging political conversation.

Produced by Sam Whitehead (@sclaudwhitehead).

Trump’s State Of The Union, The FBI Memo Deepen Political Divides

Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson (@TharonJohnson) and Republican strategist Brian Robinson (@LordTinsdale) join Denis O’Hayer (@denisohayer) for a wide-ranging political conversation.

On the menu this week: how Georgia elected officials should respond to the secret memo prepared by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee; a look back at President Trump’s first State of the Union address; Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms shares her vision for Atlanta with a part of the city that didn’t vote for her; and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport continues to be a political football.

Produced by Sam Whitehead (@sclaudwhitehead).

What President Trump’s Falling Approval Ratings Mean For Georgia

Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson (@TharonJohnson) and Republican strategist Brian Robinson (@LordTinsdale) join Denis O’Hayer (@denisohayer) for a wide-ranging political conversation.

On the menu this week: Georgia’s Senators’ different responses to President Trump’s reported comments about Haiti and African nations; how Atlantans think Trump is faring one year into his term; the Georgia Governor’s race heats up on the Democratic side; Atlanta’s new mayor comes into office and reaches a major settlement with the city’s school system; and winter weather strangles operations at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport.

Produced by Sam Whitehead (@sclaudwhitehead).

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