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On this edition of Political Rewind, the shockwaves reverberating from the massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio dominate the news headlines across the country and here in Georgia.

 


 

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President Donald Trump is headed to both Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, Wednesday in response to the recent mass shootings in the two cities.

Along with the previous week's shooting in Gilroy, California, there were 34 people killed and dozens injured in a single week.

Rick Rojas is also in El Paso. He's the new national correspondent for the South at The New York Times. He joined On Second Thought to give us an update on the situation — and the sentiment — in the aftermath of the El Paso shooting.


Georgia Chamber

Gov. Brian Kemp took part in a bipartisan roundtable of governors, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, President Donald J. Trump and other administration officials Thursday.

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From the devastation of Hurricane Michael to trade tariffs, Georgia farmers have faced months of uncertainty. After stalled disaster and tariff aid packages, American farmers are still struggling while being shuffled around the political gameboard. 

 

Mark Peele is a cotton grower and president of the South Central Georgia Gin Company. He joined On Second Thought on the line from Berrien County to talk about the outlook — and mindset — of Georgia farmers. Jeffrey Harvey, director of the Georgia Farm Bureau's Public Policy Department, also joined the conversation from GPB's studio in Macon.

 

 

Georgia State Capitol
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On this edition of Political Rewind, it's the final days of the 2019 legislative session and some bills are moving at light speed while others are fighting howling headwinds.  Are some Republicans losing heart in supporting the heartbeat abortion bill?  Just what is a Frankenbill and how has it been weaponized to protect a state takeover of Hartsfield Jackson Airport?  How has the bill allowing production and distribution of medical marijuana coming down from what appeared to be a big high?  

President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen blasted his former employer in front of the house oversight and reform committee this week.

While pundits and social media chew over the content of his testimony -- and how it's affecting the White House -- "On Second Thought" talk about how it looked and what that means with Patti Wood. Based in Atlanta, Wood consults for companies all over the world as a top nonverbal communication and human behavior expert. 


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Today on Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp begins laying out his agenda for his first session of the General Assembly. Flexibility for using medicaid dollars, teacher raises and school safety are among his top priorities. We’ll look at the details of his plan as well as how democrats are responding. 

On this edition of Political Rewind, women members of the state senate raise their voices in frustration over committee assignments, and both Democrats and Republicans back a long-time committee chair who was ousted from her seat.