Riley Bunch

Riley Bunch

Riley Bunch is a public policy reporter at Georgia Public Broadcasting, covering the intersection of government and daily life. Bunch has won awards for both her journalism and photography during her time in Georgia.

New poll finds nearly two-thirds of Georgia voters object to state’s new abortion restrictions

By: and - October 12, 2022

A new poll released Wednesday shows that a majority of Georgians – particularly Black voters – continue to oppose the state’s new restrictive abortion law. Nearly 62% objected overall, with about 54% saying they strongly opposed it. Black respondents were the most adamantly against it, with 86.4% of them saying they firmly disapprove of the […]

Farmers have silently struggled with their mental health for years. Are they ready to talk?

By: - August 10, 2022

This story was updated at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022.  Drew Echols doesn’t remember ever talking with his father about mental health. Or his grandfather. In fact, he doesn’t remember the last time he talked about his mental health at all. “We talked about work a whole lot more than we should, and talked […]

Democrats press feds to help hundreds of thousands of Georgians at risk of losing Medicaid coverage

By: - May 6, 2022

The federal public health emergency instituted during the pandemic made it easier for Georgians to access and keep insurance through Medicaid. But with renewal up in the air, hundreds of thousands of Peach State residents face losing benefits altogether. Georgia’s congressional Democrats are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to do more to […]