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On this edition of Political Rewind, as qualifying continues for the 2018 Georgia elections, the 6th District Congressional Race draws a surprise Democratic candidate.  The race may now become a referendum on gun control.  At the State Capitol, time is running out for Cobb County leaders to decide whether they want to join a highly-touted regional transit funding plan.  Plus, the ACLU accuses a Georgia sheriff’s office of hosting a conference featuring a known anti-Muslim, a poll that shows one GOP candidate for governor gaining support, and why House Speaker Paul Ryan is coming to Atlanta.

  • DeKalb Water Main Update
  • Changes At APS' Perkerson Elementary
  • Shaq For Sheriff

  • Water Woes In DeKalb County
  • Travel Delays At Hartsfield Jackson Airport
  • City Of Savannah Slowed By Malware Attack

  • Gwinnett County School officials say two students will be criminally charged for guns on campus.
  • A gun control activist is entering the race for Georgia's sixth congressional district.
  • Henry County will get a new sheriff in 2020. 

  • Cagle Benefits From Delta/NRA Spat
  • Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Seize Tax Refunds
  • Dalton School Shooter Court Appearance Postponed

  • Mid Year Budget Headed To Gov. Deal
  • Islam In America Course Sparks Ire
  • Erhart Stepping Down From State House Post

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 last 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.


Starting this week, GPB is adding a new radio show to the morning lineup.

1A, which airs weekday mornings at 10,  is a show that tackles the most important stories in this country, while bringing context and insight from a number of diverse voices.


Joshua Johnson, who hosts the program, is one of those diverse voices.


He’s a seasoned journalist from south Florida, who formerly served as the Morning News host for KQED in San Francisco.  


On this edition of Political Rewind, qualifying for every race on the Georgia ballot begins today, and for the first time in recent memory, newly energized Democrats are looking to challenge GOP supremacy in the state legislature and in statewide offices.  Plus, Secretary of State Brian Kemp is bowing to pressure to change what the ACLU calls misleading voter registration forms.  Will questions about the integrity of Georgia elections hamper Kemp in his race for governor? 


AJC Lead Political Writer Jim Galloway