Welcome to PeachPod, a podcast about Georgia politics.
State Rep. Matthew Wilson is Running for Insurance Commissioner
On today's episode, we talk with State Rep. Matthew Wilson about his campaign for state insurance commissioner during the 2022 election.
Can Herschel Outrun Critics While He Waits to Announce a Senate Bid?
On today’s show, we discuss a series of stories placing scrutiny on Herschel Walker’s personal troubles and the impact they may have on his possible Senate run. Also, Joe Biden makes bipartisan governance fashionable again, Stacey Abrams is touring everywhere that isn’t Georgia, and the Delta surge of COVID-19 raises concerns as students return to class.
Athens Passes Georgia's Most Progressive Local Budget: A Conversation with Commissioner Timmothy Denson
On today's episode, Luke sits down with Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Timmothy Denson to discuss the path to progressive change in Georgia's Classic City, including Tim's claim that the ACC commission passed the state's most progressive local budget per capita.
Georgia voting restrictions draw eighth lawsuit. Will any challenge succeed?
On today's episode, we discuss the U.S. Department of Justice's announcement that they are filing a legal challenge against parts of Georgia Senate Bill 202, the package of changes to election law passed by Georgia Republicans during the 2021 legislative session. The DOJ challenge is the eighth such challenge to SB 202, but will any succeed in overturning provisions of the law?
State Rep. Erick Allen on His Campaign for Lt. Governor
On today's episode, Kyle speaks with State Representative Erick Allen (D - Smyrna) about his campaign for Lt. Governor.
Conservative Activists Bombard School Boards Over Teaching Race in the Classroom
On today's episode, we discuss demonstrations at metro-Atlanta school board meetings that have led two counties to ban teaching critical race theory in the classroom and drawn leading state Republicans into a new culture war front. We also check in on Georgia's U.S. Senate race and discuss the return of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
Engaging and informative!
Great listen for Georgia political junkies. Fantastic way to get caught up on our local issues and candidates.
I truly cannot believe the reference to sex trafficking and adoption reform “paling in comparison” to ANYTHING. Those issues are very important - SO important. That is a disgusting thing to say.
Smart take on GA Politics
Highly recommend. Just listened to interview with John Noel running for Public Service Commission, verry entertaining and informative. This is just what I needed with the 2018 elections coming up. Keep up the good work.