6 episodes

The future of democracy as we know it hinges on the outcome of two Senate races in a state that shocked the nation by turning blue for the first time in nearly three decades. Georgia is the center of the political universe after organizers from John Lewis to Stacey Abrams spent years battling some of the country’s most brutal voter suppression with a young, diverse coalition that’s finally ready to take power. Visit the frontlines of the most pivotal Senate contest of our time as two of Atlanta’s own - journalists Rembert Browne and Jewel Wicker detail what made this historic moment possible and talk to the key organizers, strategists, and voters who are hoping to see years of hard work change the South forever. “Gaining Ground: The New Georgia” is a co-production of Tenderfoot TV and Crooked Media.

Gaining Ground: The New Georgia Tenderfoot

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The future of democracy as we know it hinges on the outcome of two Senate races in a state that shocked the nation by turning blue for the first time in nearly three decades. Georgia is the center of the political universe after organizers from John Lewis to Stacey Abrams spent years battling some of the country’s most brutal voter suppression with a young, diverse coalition that’s finally ready to take power. Visit the frontlines of the most pivotal Senate contest of our time as two of Atlanta’s own - journalists Rembert Browne and Jewel Wicker detail what made this historic moment possible and talk to the key organizers, strategists, and voters who are hoping to see years of hard work change the South forever. “Gaining Ground: The New Georgia” is a co-production of Tenderfoot TV and Crooked Media.

    Get It Done | 5

    Get It Done | 5

    Georgia once again made history with the elections of Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the U.S. Senate. Celebrations were cut short on January 6th as the harsh reality of the divided nation was clear when the U.S. Capitol was overtaken by a pro-Trump mob. How will the two new Democratic seats shape what is next and is Georgia’s flip the start of a new recognition of Black voters across America?
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    • 53 min
    We Ready | 4

    We Ready | 4

    With record numbers of Georgia voters showing up for the election and an anxious country waiting on the outcome, we meet the candidates who are running for much more than a Senate seat.
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    • 54 min
    The Flip | 3

    The Flip | 3

    After years of organizing in preparation for this moment, we arrive at Election Day 2020. Georgia makes history, flipping blue, as all eyes focus on the state’s crucial senate races.
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    • 50 min
    A Perfect Storm | 2

    A Perfect Storm | 2

    With the global pandemic, multiple murders of Black Americans, and the GOP playing politics, the country reaches a boiling point. How does this play into an already tumultuous election year?

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    • 52 min
    Wins and Losses | 1

    Wins and Losses | 1

    As Georgia gears up for another Election Day, we take a look back at the significance of the 2018 Governor’s race that vaulted Stacey Abrams and Georgia politics onto the national stage.
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    • 46 min
    Gaining Ground: The New Georgia

    Gaining Ground: The New Georgia

    After Georgia’s historic flip in 2020, all eyes are on its two January 2021 Senate run-offs. In this multi-part podcast, journalists Rembert Browne and Jewel Wicker, tell the stories behind the moment. From Tenderfoot TV and Crooked Media, this is “Gaining Ground: The New Georgia.”
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