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The Satanic Temple has been trying provide a secular alternative to traditional religion for over two decades. What is the mission of the Temple, and what are common misconceptions? The Atlanta Chapter is fighting to host an official after-school program in Cobb County schools. We talk to Atlanta Chapter head Fred Mephisto about the goals of his organization.

  • ​Non-violent offenders will no longer need cash bonds to bail out of jobs. 
  • Gov. Nathan Deal is temporarily giving up on a controversial tax break.
  • A grand jury has filed nearly a dozen charges against two Gwinnett police officers.

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Georgia’s governor is temporarily giving up on a controversial tax break for Delta and other airlines that buy jet fuel in Georgia.

Governor Nathan Deal proposed a tax break that would save airlines about 50 million dollars each year as part of a larger overhaul of the state’s income taxes.

But on Wednesday, the Senate Rules Committee followed through on Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s tweet about ‘killing’ the tax break and removed it from the bill.

On this edition of Political Rewind, we are live from the Georgia State Capitol for Crossover Day.  Which crucial bills will die and which will live to see another day?  Among the measures hanging in the balance: a bill to keep guns out of the hands of Georgians with mental illness and a tax break for Delta Airlines that’s now caught up in the highly charged gun control debate. 


AJC Lead Political Writer Jim Galloway

AJC Political Reporter Greg Bluestein

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson

Republican Insider Jackie Cushman

Shots Fired At Dalton High School

Did Cagle Break Law In Delta/NRA Spat?

Crossover Day At The State House

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You might not know his name, but you’ll definitely recognize his voice. Caroll Spinney plays the role of Big Bird on the Sesame Street, where he also does the voice of Oscar the Grouch. Spinney has been with the show since its inception in 1969. We re-visit a conversation we had with him in 2015.

  • It Is Crossover Day At The State House
  • Branch Appointed To 11th U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals
  • Delta Vs. NRA Update


For more than 40 years, Sonia Manzano lived on Sesame Street. She played Maria, who taught her young viewers some of life’s most important lessons. She also had a knack for storytelling. This week, Manzano comes to Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts. She is there for an event paying homage to the women of the Jim Henson Company. We talked to her about her fondest memories on Sesame Street.

Break It Down: Climate Change

Feb 28, 2018
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Georgia saw some record low temperatures this winter. So some might be surprised to hear that 2017 was the warmest year on record for our state. Climate change is not well understood, and that’s partly because it’s so politicized. But that phrase does have a scientific meaning, totally separate from politics or punditry.

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The On Second Thought team says goodbye to Celeste Headlee, who ends her tenure as the show's host. In January, she announced that she was stepping down from the show, which she helped create. Celeste is moving back to Washington, DC to focus on writing her next book and guest hosting on NPR.