October 5, 2022

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A front page illustration in the French newspaper Le Petit Journal on Oct. 7, 1906, depicts the September 1906 race massacre in Atlanta, Ga.
Kevin Riley, @ajceditor, editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Riley Bunch, @ribunchreports, public policy reporter, GPB News
Michael Thurmond, @dekalblikesmike, CEO, DeKalb County
Jordan Fuchs, @JordyFuchs, Republican political consultant
1. A historic bridge has been rededicated at Stone Mountain.
 
2. Today marks the anniversary of the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre.
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LISTEN: Bill Nigut and Michael Thurmond remember the Atlanta Race Massacre and what future generations can learn from history.
3. Recent polls hint at Republican leads in multiple races. 
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LISTEN: Jordan Fuchs says a candidate can’t get comfortable with a lead in the polls.
4. Herschel Walker has started to receive support from national Republicans.
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LISTEN: Mike Thurmond says a Senate race is a national race and will attract attention outside the state.
5. Very few conservative women are running in Georgia. That’s not what’s happening nationwide.
Friday on Political Rewind: Retired AJC columnist Jim Galloway joins the panel.
HOST & PRODUCER
Natalie Mendenhall is a Chicago native who graduated from Wellesley College. She has reported on everything from Hurricane Irma to the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA championship. She is excited to tell stories in Georgia’s diverse political landscape.
Chase McGee is a Gwinnett County native and graduate of the University of Georgia. He has previously worked on All Things Considered and On Second Thought with Georgia Public Broadcasting and African Perspectives with WUGA. He currently works as a producer with GPB’s Political Rewind team. 
Thursday on Political Rewind: Business leaders say Georgia’s new abortion law puts them at a competitive disadvantage. Meanwhile, the Warnock and Walker campaigns spar with ads alleging domestic abuse. Plus, Latino voters are a powerful voting bloc, but are elected politicians listening to them?
 
Thursday on Political Rewind: A special panel unpacks S.B. 377, which bans the teaching of “divisive concepts”. The bill was created to curb what conservatives called “Critical Race Theory” in classrooms. Opponents say it harms their ability to teach Georgia’s painful racial history.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Democratic candidates continue to raise more campaign funds than Republicans, breaking state records. Plus, Herschel Walker said he’s willing to debate Sen. Raphael Warnock. Meanwhile, Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’ll continue his legal battle against a Fulton County subpoena.
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