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49 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
OST Full Show: The Evolving Power Of The Women’s Vote; Otis Redding’s ‘Respect’
A panel discussion with storytellers, activists and scholars on the power of the women’s vote throughout history, and the importance of representation and empowerment; Otis Reddings’ widow and daughter remember the legendary musician and reflect on carrying his legacy forward through a new picture book, ‘Respect’
50 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
OST Full Show: Supporting Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19; Author Grace Hale's 'Cool Town'
A frontline doctor and advocate for Georgia's immigrant and refugee populations on supporting and encouraging some of the people most vulnerable to COVID-19; historian and author Grace Elizabeth Hale on her new book, "Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture"
50 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
OST Full Show: Julian Zelizer's 'Burning Down The House;' In Athens, A Tree That Owns Itself
Julian Zelizer's new book, "Burning Down The House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party" offers one explanation for today's divisive political atmosphere; examining the history behind "The Tree That Owns Itself" in Athens
50 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Looming Eviction Crisis; Poet Natasha Trethewey's New Memoir 'Memorial Drive'
With experts concerned about a surge in evictions amid the ongoing pandemic, we explore implications and potential mitigating factors of the coming eviction crisis; former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey on her new memoir, "Memorial Drive"
50 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
USPS' Challenges During COVID-19; Chef Lisa Donovan; Author Lara Prescott
Taking stock of the U.S. Postal Service's ability to process parcels — and ballots — amid financial struggles; renowned Southern pastry chef Lisa Donovan on her new memoir, "Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger"; author Lara Prescott on her debut novel, "The Secrets We Kept"
50 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Supporting Youth Mental Health: Are Georgia Schools Ready?
For this special edition of "On Second Thought," we invited a panel to discuss one central question: are Georgia schools prepared to support youth mental health in the coming school year?
50 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
'Always In Season'; Remembering John Lewis; Author Bruce Feiler
To mark this Saturday's annual Moore’s Ford lynchings reenactment, we revisit an interview with Jacqueline Olive, director of the film ‘Always in Season’; John Lewis on the redemption of the South; author Bruce Feiler on his novel "Life is in the Transitions."
50 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
QAnon In Georgia Politics; Atlanta Community Kitchen Project; Author Lisa Napoli
A primer on QAnon and how it intersects with Georgia politics; how the Atlanta Community Kitchen Project is firing up underused kitchens to address food insecurity; author Lisa Napoli on her new book, "Up All Night"
50 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
'John Lewis: Good Trouble’; SCAD Film Graduate Launches Anacaona Pictures
A new film reflects on the life, legacy and lessons of longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis; how a recent SCAD film graduate is trying to "create diverse, untold stories and provide a voice to the voiceless" Show Notes: John Lewis: Good Trouble: https://www.johnlewisgoodtrouble.com/ Mahalia Latortue's 'The Struggle is Reel' podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-struggle-is-reel/id1394949640
50 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
Spotlight on Savannah: Weathering Worldwide Crises on the Georgia Coast
Savannah Mayor Van Johnson on leading the city through a global pandemic, a contracted economy, and protests against systemic racism; men across Georgia describe their experiences with “The Talk,” including Savannah Police Chief Roy Minter; a community-based plan to combat the spread of COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness in Savannah
50 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Corporate Statements on #BlackLivesMatter; Art as Rebellion Amid Movement for Racial Justice
What it means when corporations declare support for Black Lives Matter, and how their statements stack up against internal policies and attitudes; two Atlanta artists share how their work functions as a radical act of rebellion against racial injustice, and how uncomfortable conversations are necessary to move forward
50 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Re-imagining the Police; ICE Detention During COVID-19; The Neighborhood That Made George Floyd
Making sense of calls to reform, defund and abolish the police; one reporter looks into the lack of COVID-19 protections in Irwin County's ICE detention facility; remembering George Floyd in the neighborhood that made him
50 minutes | Jun 4, 2020
Georgians Demand Justice: The Messages and Momentum Behind the George Floyd Protests
Outrage and protests over the death of George Floyd show no sign of letting up. A diverse group of demonstrators in Georgia and worldwide say they’re fed up with racial discrimination and police violence. We speak to Georgians on the ground and get context for the history of resistance in the “city too busy to hate.” Show Notes: The New York Times: “Thousands of Complaints Do Little to Change Police Ways” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/30/us/derek-chauvin-george-floyd.html The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “6 Atlanta officers charged after confrontation with college students” https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/live-fulton-announces-findings-atlanta-police-excessive-force-case/IwWL0tioOHNAtC29Ad2xGL/ The New York Times: “Many Claim Extremists Are Sparking Protest Violence. But Which Extremists?” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/us/george-floyd-protests-white-supremacists-antifa.html CBS46: “APD Police Chief: “You’re a real cold son of a b---h”: https://www.cbs46.com/apd-police-chief-youre-a-real-cold-son-of-a-b---h/video_19031aa5-3e51-5b69-9a51-98403fb458a3.html
50 minutes | May 28, 2020
‘The Imperfect Alibi’: The AJC Unravels a Georgia Cold Case; Author Mary Beth Keane
AJC Reporter Joshua Sharpe gives us the backstory on how his reporting about a 1985 murder case from southeast Georgia unveiled new DNA evidence and prompted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to reopen the case; author Mary Beth Keane on her New York Times best-selling novel, “Ask Again, Yes”
54 minutes | May 21, 2020
Reflecting on Ahmaud Arbery's Life and Death, With Those Who Knew Him Best
The last 35 seconds of Ahmaud Arbery’s life have been viewed, studied, dissected and discussed all over the world. We sat down with some of the people who knew Ahmaud best — including his mother, friends, and neighbors — and heard about the nearly 26 years of life before he was shot on a shady street in Satilla Shores, Georgia. Learn who Ahmaud was, how his loved ones are remembering him, and how being thrust into the national spotlight is both compounding their grief and offering an opportunity to demand justice for his death.
50 minutes | May 14, 2020
Courts During Coronavirus; Remembering Little Richard; Bettye Kearse’s “The Other Madisons”
How the justice system operates during a pandemic; Alan Walden remembers musical legend Little Richard; Bettye Kearse’s new book, “The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family”
50 minutes | May 7, 2020
The Merits, Risks, and Politics of the Swedish Model; COVID Dreams; Sue Monk Kidd on the Wife of Jesus
The considerations behind — and U.S. political reactions to — Sweden's coronavirus strategy; the ways COVID-19 is affecting our dreams; author Sue Monk Kidd on her latest novel, “The Book of Longings”
50 minutes | Apr 30, 2020
Arts After COVID-19, Musician And Writer Billy Bragg, Author Julia Alvarez
The impact of coronavirus on Atlanta's arts ecosystem — economically, culturally and artistically; poetry, politics and punk rock with Billy Bragg; author Julia Alvarez on her latest novel, “Afterlife”
50 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
The Impact of Isolation on Beauty and Self-Care, Farmer Response to Coronavirus, Helping Mamas, Jennifer Steinhauer
How coronavirus isolation is changing people's beauty and self-care behaviors; one Milledgeville farmer shares how he’s turning the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity for service; Helping Mamas works through new challenges to meet high demand for childcare supplies; Jennifer Steinhauer on her new book, “The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress”
50 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
Triage Decisions, Sobriety in Lockdown, Chef Vivian Howard, Independent Cinemas During Coronavirus
The ethical considerations and emotional impact of triage decisions on medical staff; how people in substance abuse recovery are staying sober and connected under lockdown; Chef Vivian Howard on her PBS series, “Somewhere South,” and how she’s addressing challenges brought on by coronavirus; and how local theaters in Georgia are innovating during quarantine
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