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Democratic Candidates on the Debate stage
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Before Wednesday's Democratic president debate in Atlanta, GPB's Rickey Bevington spoke with a political consultant from Grady County in South Georgia about what rural Democrats wanted to hear from the candidates.

Pete Fuller heard our interview and shared his persepctive. Fuller is the chair of the Jackson County Democrats and the Rural Caucus Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia.

Bevington checked in with him after the debate to get this reaction to how the candidates addressed rural issues.


Democratic Candidates on the Debate stage
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Some of the top Democratic presidential candidates have spent the week in Atlanta reaching out to black voters ahead of Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate.

GPB's Rickey Bevington interviewed race & ethnicity reporter for the Associated Press, Errin Haines about the importance of Atlanta as the debate stage and how candidates are addressing race.


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Just a few hours before the top Democratic presidential hopefuls were set to take the debate stage at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, there were new reports from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that President Donald Trump was pushing for Rep. Doug Collins to replace Sen. Johnny Isakson.

Gov. Brian Kemp recently closed an application to replace the retiring senator. About 500 people applied.

Kemp is expected to announce Isakson's successor before Isakson leaves office at the end of the year.

GPB's Rickey Bevington went over the breaking news with state Sen. Nikema Williams, chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, during a live broadcast from the media center just a studio away from the debate stage. 


Candidates on debate Stage during fifth Democratic Presidential Debate
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Georgia is playing host to this month's Democratic presidential debate.

Ten presidential candidates will make their case to voters as to why they are the candidate that can beat President Donald Trump just a few months before the first caucus in Iowa.

GPB's Rickey Bevington interviewed NPR Political Correspondent, Asma Khalid about her reporting heading into the fifth debate and what she's hearing from voters across the country.


In 2015, the first Republican presidential debate featured 17 candidates. The first Democratic presidential debates will feature 20 candidates.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, with the first Democratic presidential debates soon to get under way, controversies so far have plagued a small number of the crowded field of candidates. How will candidates set themselves apart and distance themselves from unfavorable headlines in hopes of coming out of the first debate unscathed? 


Lawmakers have only six legislative days left to debate and pass bills that could change policies all over the state. This week brought continued discussion about the potential Atlanta airport takeover and intense debate over women's reproductive rights. 

GPB politics reporter Stephen Fowler joined "On Second Thought" to discuss this week in Georgia politics.


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Harvard American history professor Jill Lepore set out to explore ideas of political equality, natural rights and the sovereignty of the people in her new book. "These Truths: A History of the United States" is a civic book that views America through the promises made in the constitution.

 

She discusses transformative ideas of freedom, the evolution of voting and the dynamics of social struggle in the history of the United States.

 


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Coastal voters had a chance to hear candidates from Georgia’s first congressional district Wednesday night at a League of Women Voters forum in Savannah.

The contest pits a two-term incumbent against a first-time candidate.

Republican gubernatorial candidate for Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, center, speaks as Democrat Stacey Abrams, left, and Libertarian Ted Metz look on during a debate Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Atlanta.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, a recap from Tuesday night's gubernatorial debate. Did we learn anything new about the candidates? Did Libertarian candidate Ted Metz gain the exposure he wants to force a runoff? We’ll get analysis from our panel.


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On this edition of "Poltical Rewind," we discuss the House farm bill's defeat. All Georgia Republicans in the House voted for the bill, including Jody Hice who was wavering. 

OST Third Anniversary: Best Of Show Pt. 2

Oct 19, 2017

This week "On Second Thought" celebrates three years on the air. The show launched October 20, 2014. To celebrate, we’re re-airing a few of our best segments. Do you have a favorite segment or episode? Let us know.

Actor George Takei first came to fame as a young Sulu in the original Star Trek series. But he’s since become an active voice in promoting equal rights for LGBT people. We spoke to Takei earlier this year when the play “Allegiance,” was showing in Atlanta movie theaters. The play is inspired by Takei’s experiences in a U.S. internment camp during World War II.

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Two hundred teams from schools across the nation will gather at Morehouse College this weekend for the U.S. Universities Debating Championship. Students will compete to become the American National Champion of collegiate debate. Morehouse will be the first historically black college to host the tournament.