WABE's Week In Review: Georgia's upcoming primary looks like another test of Trump's influence

FILE - Former Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, speaks as former President Donald Trump looks on, at a campaign rally atValdosta Regional Airport, Dec. 5, 2020, in Valdosta, Ga. Perdue is building his campaign around Donald Trump and veering to the right as he tries to unseat Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in a May 24 GOP primary. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Hundreds of thousands of Georgians cast ballots during the state’s early voting period, which ended on Friday. In-person voting is Tuesday for the Georgia Democratic, Republican and non-partisan primaries. Tuesday is also the final day to put an absentee ballot in a drop box. Absentee ballots can also be taken to a county registrar’s office, but those offices will not accept ballots after 7 p.m. on Tuesday night.

For more on Georgia’s primary, including how the battleground will likely be a test of former President Donald Trump’s influence on the Republican party moving forward, subscribe to our Georgia Votes 2022 podcast.

A ride-hailing app by any other name…

Uber and Lyft sign in windshield of car, Queens, New York.

When you think of ride-hailing apps, the first companies that come to mind are likely Uber or Lyft. But some in Atlanta are looking to carve out their own place in the on-demand transportation market.

Check out our latest episode of the WABE Tech Cast, where we look at some local companies taking on the giants with a unique approach.

Connecting with nature and each other…

Also in this episode…

–We hear from some Georgia health advocates who say Governor Brian Kemp’s rejection of an effort that would expand Medicaid eligibility for people with HIV will dramatically impact patients’ lives.

Atlanta police arrested eight people at a site in southeast Atlanta, where a public safety training center is planned. Officials allege some people threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at officers.

–Molly Samuel has more on $3 million in federal grants aimed at cleaning up polluted areas across Georgia.

–Martha Dalton looks at a program by Atlanta Public Schools to give low-income students a bank account.

–Lily Oppenheimer reports on some Black students in Floyd County suing the school district after they were suspended for protesting Confederate flags on campus.