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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Warnock wins in Georgia, Democratic Senate control in sight

Democrat Raphael Warnock is the winner of one of Georgia’s two Senate runoff elections. If his party also wins the other race, it’ll have control of the Senate, House, and presidency.

Also on today’s show: Congress is in the spotlight as it counts states’ electoral votes in the presidential election, no officers will face charges in Jacob Blake’s shooting, and California hospital workers race to administer vaccines after a freezer breaks.

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About Our Hosts

Shumita Basu is a broadcast journalist with public-radio roots. She’s drawn to vivid narratives and accountability journalism and especially admires local reporters who own their beats.

Duarte Geraldino is a longtime broadcast journalist, editor, and TED speaker. He’s passionate about journalism that focuses on economic justice and migration, and that amplifies voices that are too often silenced.