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Every Wednesday morning on the Political Breakfast podcast, veteran Atlanta journalist Lisa Rayam, Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson and Republican strategist Brian Robinson deliver Georgia’s best analysis of local politics with a weekly dose of informed, respectful and lively discussion.
During Georgia’s 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.

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Every Wednesday morning on the Political Breakfast podcast, veteran Atlanta journalist Lisa Rayam, Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson and Republican strategist Brian Robinson deliver Georgia’s best analysis of local politics with a weekly dose of informed, respectful and lively discussion.
During Georgia’s 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.

    Polls, Polls and a Lt. Governor turned Author

    Polls, Polls and a Lt. Governor turned Author

    The polls in the Atlanta mayoral race are rolling out now that the election is weeks away and all indicate an extremely tight race. Also, a poll shows that "Buckhead Cityhood" could be financially feasible on its own.

    • 48 min
    Political Shifts and the Mayoral Race

    Political Shifts and the Mayoral Race

    Demographic and political shifts stand to play a huge role in Atlanta's Mayoral Race. Clark Atlanta University political science professor Dr. Tammy Greer weighs in on the crowded pool of candidates and what trends are emerging.

    • 39 min
    Redistricting: The Democrats’ Dilemma: Dr. Charles Bullock’s take on Redistricting

    Redistricting: The Democrats’ Dilemma: Dr. Charles Bullock’s take on Redistricting

    Georgia’s legislature is about to hold a special session to redraw district boundaries, and that could affect who goes to Capitol Hill or the Georgia State Capitol. UGA political science professor Dr. Charles Bullock weighs in on what the outcome could mean to both Democrats and Republicans.

    • 44 min
    The Turnaround Expert: Dekalb CEO Michael Thurmond

    The Turnaround Expert: Dekalb CEO Michael Thurmond

    DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond talks about boosting the county's Covid 19 Vaccination rates, and reacts to Governor Brian Kemp's latest order protecting businesses from enforcing mask restrictions.

    • 45 min
    Brad Raffensperger vs. The Trump Card

    Brad Raffensperger vs. The Trump Card

    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger sits down with Lisa, Brian and Tharon to talk about running for reelection and the many obstacles that stand in his way—some put in place by former president Donald Trump and some by other members of his own Republican Party.

    • 42 min
    Polling, Politics, And The Undecided

    Polling, Politics, And The Undecided

    Atlantans elect a new mayor in less than three months, but many voters are still undecided. And a Heisman Trophy winner emerges as the GOP frontrunner for U.S. Senate, even though he hasn’t entered the race.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

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BRIAN NEEDS HIS OWN SHOW

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Brian Robinson

Blm did not try to overthrow the us govt . His whataboutism is outrageous .

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Feels Derivative

Feels like NPR/WABE just tossed their hat into the few political talkshows GA has, like Political Rewind. So they record live and share the results. One would have hoped they'd contribute something new in this area but it is quite like PR—male dominated respondents and facts are not amended after recording. As a result, it is just an opinion podcast, meaning it always dead ends to nowhere but opinion.

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