WABE's Week In Review: Georgia's election edges closer and residents deal with extreme heat

Georgia Pubic Service Commission Chairman Lauren "Bubba'" McDonald, left, sings as he stands on stage with Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle and Republican nominee for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, right, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

A controversial jail deal to ease overcrowding…

Fewer than 100 days to the election…

Georgia’s election may be one of the most consequential in the country this November.

Catch up with the latest political news with our podcast Georgia Votes 2022.

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The Heat Effect…

WABE’s ongoing series on how extreme heat is impacting Georgia continued this week with a look at how a warming climate means more risk of insect-borne diseases.

And we talk to Miami’s Chief Heat Officer to see if Atlanta’s city government needs a position like that.

Also in this episode…

–Martha Dalton reported on how school lunch programs may be changing for some students.

–The Political Breakfast team discusses the canceling of Music Midtown, reportedly for political reasons.

–Christopher Alston had more on Atlanta leasing space to Fulton County to ease overcrowding in its jails.

And Emil Moffatt goes to the “worst seat” at Truist Park to watch a baseball game.