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Political Rewind: Delta To Employees — Vax Up Or Pay Up; Walker, Black And The GOP Race For Senate

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Dozens of Delta jets parked on the tarmac of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in 2020. Credit: Russell Lewis, NPR

Thursday on Political Rewind: Delta Air Lines tells employees to get vaccinated or pay a premium for your company health insurance. The airline announced its new policy soon after FDA gave final approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Are we seeing the beginning of a push by private businesses to insist their workers take shots or face consequences?

Herschel Walker’s entry into the GOP race for the U.S. Senate is being applauded by many state Republicans who see him as the party’s best chance at beating incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock. But some Republicans see the former college football star as a high-risk first-time candidate carrying heavy personal baggage.

Panelists:

Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sen. Kim Jackson — State representative, D-Stone Mountain

Edward Lindsey — former Republican state representative

Dr. Andra Gillespie — Political science professor and director, James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference, Emory University

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Bill Nigut has been a program host and producer at Georgia Public Broadcasting since November, 2013. He currently hosts “Two Way Street,” a show that features long-form conversations with authors, artists, chefs, scientists and other creative people who have fascinating stories to tell. He is host and producer of “Political Rewind,” a twice-weekly political roundtable show featuring some of Georgia’s best-informed insiders weighing in on the big state and national political stories.
Emilia Brock is a producer for GPB's program, "On Second Thought."
Sam joined the Political Rewind team in 2019. He graduated American University in 2015 with a degree in journalism and spent time in North Carolina as a reporter at WCHL in Chapel Hill.