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Welcome to Gold Dome Debrief where you can hear investigative stories and reports on what Georgia legislators are doing in our Capitol. Our weekly podcast covers the issues, people and policies behind the political process — and beyond.

Join us Friday evenings or over the weekend. 

Georgia politics are in the spotlight this year! We focus on covering Georgia’s legislative session to keep you informed.

Our reporters will be tracking any and all interesting developments that occur within the state legislature, then breaking them down for listeners as part of our never-ending efforts to provide transparency to our audience. 

Grab a cup of coffee, click the episode and listen in!

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S2 E11 April 11: In our final episode of season two, we talk about Sine Die and what bills passed as the session comes to a close. Gov. Kemp congratulates all the constituents for their hard work. 

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S2 E10 April 1: Our tenth episode covers the major bipartisan changes to a bill on voting fraud and the circumstances expectant parents face when it comes to out-of-pocket expenses during pregnancy.


S2 E9 Mar. 25: In the ninth episode of our second season, we we take a closer look at a new agricultural pilot program and a housing proposal that would assist college students in need of more financial support.

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S2 E8 Mar. 18: Our eighth episode covers why Crossover Day is so important and the status of bills that may have passed or died on Crossover Day.

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S2 E7 Mar. 11: In episode seven, we discuss the Common Carrier Non-Discrimination Act and what’s being said about it; legislation banning the teaching of divisive concepts in schools’ decreasing the Georgia income tax rate and more.

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S2 E6 Mar. 4: This week on Gold Dome Debrief, we take a closer look at what former Gov. Sonny Perdue plans to do as Georgia’s new chancellor; examine how Gov. Kemp’s Unmask Georgia Students Act is going and more.

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S2 E5 Feb. 15: In our fifth episode of Season 2, we discuss the State of the Judiciary Address, controversial bills that advanced, gun rights in the constitutional carry act, and coastal marshlands in south Georgia.

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S2 E4 Feb. 7: On Gold Dome Debrief’s fourth episode of the season, we take a look at how the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2021 and recap the Georgia First Amendment Foundation legislative breakfast. 

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S2 E3 Jan. 28: This week, we look into the session’s focus on cityhood, including Buckhead, House Speaker Ralston introduced the Mental Health Parity Act and more details behind Gov. Kemp’s proposal for Medicaid expansion are revealed.

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S2 E2 Jan. 21: In our second episode of Season 2, we break down budget week at the state Capitol, which began with tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. State departments highlight increased turnover rates and staffing shortages and how it’s affecting their services.

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S2 E1 Jan. 14: This week, we look at Gov. Brian Kemp’s priorities from the State of the State address and interview a professor of political science at Kennesaw State University to discuss this week’s proceedings.

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S1 E13 Ap. 07: This week on Gold Dome Debrief, we wrap up the 2021 legislative session in Georgia by reporting on the status of some of the measures we followed across the season. Find out which bills passed, which failed, and which will return next session. 

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S1 E12 Ap. 02: This episode of Gold Dome Debrief looks at what happened on Sine Die day — the aftermath of the new election bill becoming law, citizen’s arrest bill changes, a bill prohibiting defunding police departments and a racially charged driver education bill. 

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S1 E11 Mar. 26: In episode eleven of Gold Dome Debrief, we cover an election bill signed by Gov. Brian Kemp, the state budget being finalized by the General Assembly, a detailed look at the parental leave bill and the two day feud between the Senate and the House.

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S1 E10 Mar. 19: This episode of Gold Dome Debrief covers a bill on homeless camping, legislation that could change transportation in rural areas, and a push to restrict the Governor’s ability to close churches and businesses during emergencies.

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S1 E9 Special Edition Mar. 11: Our ninth weekly episode is a special edition of the Gold Dome Debrief podcast. Our co-hosts break down the events in the Georgia General Assembly on Crossover Day. 

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S1 E8 Mar. 05: In episode eight of Gold Dome Debrief, we discuss updates to election-related bills making their way through the General Assembly, the progress of the Right to Visit Act, and how the state House is addressing the growing danger of drag racing here in Georgia.

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S1 E7 Feb. 26: Our seventh weekly episode of Gold Dome Debrief covers Georgia’s legislative debate over election bills, the future of energy and a bill allowing home-schooled students to engage in public school extracurricular activities.

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► S1 E6 Feb. 19: In episode six of our weekly Gold Dome Debrief podcast we cover Georgia’s legislative counter to the ‘defund the police’ movement, expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations and efforts to combat gang violence.

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S1 E5 Feb. 12: In our fifth weekly episode of Gold Dome Debrief we cover the Right to Visit act, the state education budget and proposed voter registration laws.

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► S1 E4 Feb. 05: In our fourth episode of on Gold Dome Debrief we discuss campus free speech, police reform and reflections on Black History month.

► S1 E3 Jan. 29: In episode three of our weekly Gold Dome Debrief podcast we cover the Georgia First Amendment Foundation’s annual Legislature breakfast, Georgia’s WIN list of endorsed legislators and Governor Kemp’s proposed legislation to combat human trafficking.

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► S1 E2 Jan. 22: In our second episode of Gold Dome Debrief we continue our discussion on security for the state Capitol, provide an update on Georgia’s COVID-19 vaccination rates and detail how the state’s budget is shaping up.

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► S1 E1 Jan. 15: In our first season’s premiere episode of Gold Dome Debrief we discuss security for the state Capitol, COVID-19 regulations at the Capitol and Georgia’s COVID-19 vaccination rate.

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