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John Bazemore / AP

Former President Jimmy Carter has changed plans and will not teach Sunday school just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip.

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at rally in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, April 25, 2019.
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Vermont senator and 2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders holds a campaign rally in Augusta during his weekend sweep through southeastern states. 

State Senator Jen Jordan (D-6) speaks at the State Capitol during a press conference speaking out against H.B. 481.
Phil Proctor / GPB

On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp is calling on Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck to resign in light of a 38-count indictment charging him with fraud and other felonies. But as of today, Beck remains on the state payroll drawing a salary of well over $100,000.


Grant Blankenship / GPB News

Georgia Power customers and taxpayers have been helping foot the bill for the expansion project at Plant Vogtle, which is billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule.


  • Beck Suspends Himself With Pay
  • Former A.G. Eric Holder Joins Census Participation Effort
  • GA Restaurants Warned Of Hepatitis A Outbreak

  • Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck steps aside amid embezzlement trial
  • Ga. loses 14,900 jobs in April
  • Braves win second straight game, 10-2

Stephen Fowler | GPB News

U.S. Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) spoke against a slew of abortion restrictions passed in states across the country Thursday at the Georgia state Capitol.

“Right now, entirely too much of the conversation about what women can do with our own bodies is being driven by a group of right-wing male politicians,” Gillibrand said, flanked by female state lawmakers, health providers and abortion rights supporters. “It’s time for that conversation to be led by the actual experts: women and doctors.”

GPB

On this special edition of Political Rewind, we are talking about House Bill 481, known to many people as the “Heartbeat” Bill. A lot has been said about the bill during the 2019 Legislative Session leading up to the signing of the bill by Gov. Brian Kemp on May 7th.


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Host Kalena Boller talks with Chad Darnell, who is a casting director, writer, and actor in Georgia. Chad has spent the last few years in Savannah growing that city's film industry.

Courtesy Max Ritter

Kishi Bashi made a name for himself with the shiny, fantastical indie pop of his first three albums. (The singer and multi-instrumentalist also made a pseudonym for himself: his stage name is a mashup of his first initial – K, for Kaoru – and last name, Ishibashi.) 

Ishibashi's newest record Omoiyari (available May 31) takes a more sober turn. From Japanese, "omoiyari" roughly translates as compassion or kindness shown toward others, which stirred in the Athens-based musician after President Trump's administration placed a travel ban on people from specific, predominantly Muslim countries.


  • Carter Home From Hospital
  • Sen. Gillibrand In Georgia To Refute New Abortion Law
  • Atlanta United Wins 5th Straight Game

Steven Senne / AP

More than 300 people in Georgia have been affected by hepatitis A and one person has died between June 2018 and May 3, state health officials said Tuesday.

The report comes the same week as officials in South Carolina report an outbreak of hepatitis A in Aiken County. That's 30 miles from Augusta, where the Georgia Department of Public Health reported the second highest number of cases. Rome had the highest number with 137 cases of hepatitis A.

Photos by Chris Pizzello, left, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Georgia and Hollywood are worlds away from one another, physically and culturally, but irresistible tax incentives have turned the state into a filming powerhouse dubbed "Hollywood of the South."

John Bazemore / AP

As former President Jimmy Carter continued healing Wednesday night from hip surgery, his wife, Rosalynn, felt faint and was admitted for observation, according to the Carter Center.

Both Carters walked out together Thursday morning.

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WEATHER.GOV

People across the state should expect above average temperatures and wetter than normal conditions this summer. However, that's not the case right now.


  • Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand Will Denounce Heartbeat Bill In Georgia
  • Weather Conditions Could Make Things Difficult For Georgia's Crops
  • Macon Could Be Next Georgia City To Decriminalize Marijuana


Emily Haney / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday asked for Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck to resign. Beck pleaded not guilty to 38 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.


Rob Carr / AP

Tens of millions of readers got their first glimpse inside of a courtroom from To Kill a Mockingbird. Now, Harper Lee's 1960 novel remains a staple on middle school reading lists, and the film adaptation has captivated countless social justice warriors, law students, parents and pet owners.


Steven Senne / AP

Macon-Bibb County held a town hall meeting Tuesday to air opinions on a measure that could make Macon the next Georgia community to punish some marijuana possession with a fine instead of a criminal charge.

There was little opposition during an hour of public comment to the proposed measure which would punish possession of up to an ounce of marijuana (about 40 joints) with a $75 fine.


On this edition of Political Rewind, we sit down with the state's new Lt. Gov., Geoff Duncan. Elected last November, he just completed his first session presiding over the state Senate.

 


Sarah Blake Morgan / AP

When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she'd never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit's hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online as educational material were actually junk.

The U.S. birthrate fell again in 2018, to 3,788,235 births — representing a 2% drop from 2017. It's the lowest number of births in 32 years, according to a new federal report. The numbers also sank the U.S. fertility rate to a record low.

Not since 1986 has the U.S. seen so few babies born. And it's an ongoing slump: 2018 was the fourth consecutive year of birth declines, according to the provisional birthrate report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • GA Insurance Commissioner Beck Turns Himself In To Federal Authorities
  • Atlanta's Public Trust Commission Begins Its Work
  • Woodstock Teens Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For School Attack Plot

John Bazemore / AP

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has delayed an annual trip to Los Angeles to promote Georgia's film industry as movie executives, producers and actors criticize the state's new abortion ban.

  • Public Trust Task Force Meets In Atlanta For The First Time
  • Governor Kemp Cancels Trip To L.A. In Face Of Abortion Bill Backlash
  • Atlanta Hawks Will Have #8 and #10 Picks In The First Round Of The NBA Draft


  • Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck Federally Indicted
  • Field At UGA's Sanford Stadium To Be Named After Vince Dooley
  • Pooler To Get Two New Voting Precincts 


Jim Beck, the commissioner of the Georgia Insurance Department, has been indicted in fraud case.
Jim Beck for Georgia

On this edition of Political Rewind, a federal grand jury has issued a 38-count indicitment against Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck. The former lobbyist is accused of commiting fraud. Lawyer's for Beck have said he does not plan to resign. We discuss how these proceedings move forward and what role the governor will play.

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck was indicted by a grand jury on 38 counts. As a candidate, Beck ran on anti-corruption.
JIM BECK FOR GEORGIA

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck, a republican, has been federally indicted on 38 charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering.

  • Atlanta Government Ethics Task Force Meets For First Time Today
  • Congress Members Visit Atlanta VA Medical Center
  • King Center Reconsiders Tearing Down Maynard Jackson Jr. Childhood Home

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hollywood's Golden Age and the rise of fascism in Europe were happening at the same time, a world apart. Those worlds collided when Hollywood decided to tackle fascism in film.

 

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. opened the exhibit Americans and the Holocaust last year. Now, a traveling event focuses on how depictions of the Nazi agenda influenced American audiences, and why we fought. The event, called What Were We Watching? Americans Response to Nazism Through Cinema, Radio and Media, takes place Tuesday night at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. 

 

 


 

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