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Don’t Forget Georgia

An assault on the Capitol notwithstanding, American democracy is still kicking.


Episode Notes

After the storming of the Capitol, Democrats’ victories in Georgia’s runoff Senate races sort of got lost in the shuffle. But Georgia going blue for the first time in nearly two decades is a big deal. And the state’s Democratic activists say the moment is still worth recognizing.

Guest: Tiffany Roberts, civil rights attorney at the Southern Center for Human Rights; Cliff Albright, co-founder of Black Voters Matter; and Renee Montgomery, activist and player on the Atlanta Dream.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.