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On Second Thought For Monday, May 21, 2018

5/21/2018
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The United States Department of Justice estimates nearly two-thirds of all jail inmates have mental health problems. In Georgia, a new investigation raises serious questions about the quality of care those inmates receive. Over the last decade, 1 in 6 of more than 500 deaths in Georgia jails has involved inmates who showed signs of mental illness, the Georgia News Lab , WSB-TV and Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation has found. We spoke with Georgia News Lab reporters Christina...

Duration:00:48:24

Atlanta, The 'City In A Forest,' Is Losing Its Trees

5/21/2018
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Atlanta is known as the “ city in a forest ." More than 1/3 of the city is covered in trees, standing well above most American cities . But as Atlanta experiences a development boom, the green canopy is shrinking. Private property is the main factor behind this destruction.

Duration:00:08:30

Her Grandfather Was Lynched In Georgia 70 Years Ago. 'There Was No Therapy Back Then.'

5/21/2018
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In 1947 in Harris County, Georgia, an African-American man named Henry “Peg” Gilbert was arrested and jailed, without legal cause. Five days later, a mob beat him to death in his jail cell. He was a deacon at Union Springs Baptist Church as well as a respected landowner. He was arrested by the county’s sheriff on suspicions of Gilbert hiding a fugitive. There was never a trial or conviction.

Duration:00:16:58

Mental Illness Factored Into 1 In 6 Georgia Jail Deaths Since 2008

5/21/2018
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The United States Department of Justice estimates nearly two-thirds of all jail inmates have mental health problems. In Georgia, a new investigation raises serious questions about the quality of care those inmates receive.

Duration:00:11:49

On Second Thought For Friday, May 18, 2018

5/18/2018
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It's been 100 years since a Spanish influenza epidemic killed as many as 50 million people worldwide , including 675,000 Americans. A new book on the deadly pandemic is out this week. It's called “ More Deadly Than War .” The author, Kenneth C. Davis , talked with us about how the Spanish flu affected the course of World War I.

Duration:00:47:33

The Breakroom: Deportation Bus, Laurel Vs. Yanny And Royal Wedding

5/18/2018
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Just as we do at the end of every week, this Friday we brought together a group of four smart people to help us break down the week's news. On Second Thought host Adam Ragusea sat down with our Breakroom panel — Soumaya Khalifa, Greg Williams, Natalie Pawelski and Nemr — to put a rest to the Laurel vs. Yanny debate, process the royal wedding drama and analyze the antics of Georgia's GOP candidates for governor .

Duration:00:23:56

Paula Poundstone's Secret To Winning 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!'

5/18/2018
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Comedian Paula Poundstone is concerned she will have to whisper her act at the Miller Theater in Augusta Friday. "Because of the golf," she told us in a hushed voice. Such a quiet routine would be a departure from Poundstone's typically boisterous commentary on NPR's weekly news quiz " Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! " She's been a panelist on the show more than 200 times, but told us she holds the "Wait Wait" record for losses.

Duration:00:09:49

Spanish Influenza Was 'More Deadly Than War'

5/18/2018
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It's been 100 years since a Spanish influenza epidemic killed as many as 50 million people worldwide , including 675,000 Americans.

Duration:00:10:51

Brent Cobb Brings Georgia Home In Latest Album

5/17/2018
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Country music artist Brent Cobb was born and raised in Georgia. Growing up, one of his favorite spots was Providence Canyon State Park in Southwest Georgia. It helped inspire his latest album called “ Providence Canyon ,” which was released last week. He gave us a preview of the album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuOJF8ecoY8

Duration:00:07:28

On Second Thought For Thursday, May 17, 2018

5/17/2018
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Colleges and universities across Georgia have wrapped up the semester, but one Morehouse College student has more work to do. Last year, Julien Turner took an extra credit biology assignment and turned it into a viral music video about the differences between mitosis and meiosis. The rising junior's video made it all the way to the people who work on "Sesame Street." Now, Julien and his brother are creating an educational music video for the show. Julien spoke with GPB's Leah Fleming about...

Duration:00:47:05

Chris Thile Transcends Genre, Generation With 'Live From Here'

5/17/2018
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In 2016, Grammy-winning mandolinist Chris Thile was tasked with recreating one of public radio's most popular programs, as the second-ever host of "A Prairie Home Companion." Now in its second season, the show has been recreated once over with a new title: "Live From Here." "It's a show title that really works for what we're doing, which is hopefully anything," Thile told us. "That's what gives me the biggest thrill ... sitting down in my little studio on Monday with a blank canvas."

Duration:00:16:53

Morehouse College Student Gets To Sesame Street

5/17/2018
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Colleges and universities across Georgia have wrapped up the semester, but one Morehouse College student has more work to do. Last year, Julien Turner took an extra credit biology assignment and turned it into a viral music video about the differences between mitosis and meiosis. The rising junior's video made it all the way to the people who work on "Sesame Street." Now, Julien and his brother are creating an educational music video for the show. Julien spoke with GPB's Leah Fleming about...

Duration:00:12:09

On Second Thought For Wednesday, May 16, 2018

5/16/2018
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Atlanta’s Donald Glover has found a new level of success. He’s an actor, the creator of a hit show named after his hometown of Atlanta, and a rapper under the name Childish Gambino. But his most powerful statement might be “This Is America”, a new song and video released over the weekend. Freelance entertainment reporter Jewel Wicker gives us her take on the video and what role musicians should play when it comes to social issues.

Duration:00:47:44

Trump supporter and transgender students ‘come out’ to each other

5/16/2018
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Ian Garvey didn’t know very many Donald Trump supporters before he met Tim Huff. Huff had never met a transgender person. Two weeks before Trump became president, Garvey was randomly placed in Huff’s dorm room. Garvey moved in January 2017. At the time, the election had a heavy effect on the campus’ political climate, sparking protests and heated discussions. Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall sent a campus-wide email that invited students to a conversation at the dining hall.

Duration:00:04:13

More Children In Georgia Wind Up In Foster Care As Opioid Crisis Spreads Through State

5/16/2018
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Georgia’s director of Family and Children Services says the opioid crisis is the main reason behind a recent surge in the foster care population. More than 15,000 children are being cared for by the state, according to DFCS director Virginia Pryor. That’s nearly double what the population was five years ago.

Duration:00:07:06

On Second Thought For Tuesday, May 15, 2018

5/16/2018
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Atlanta’s professional soccer team has come a long way fast. Atlanta United FC took to the field for the first time in March 2017. Now it draws in tens of thousands of fans. We talked with the team’s president, Darren Eales .

Duration:00:47:22

Southern Fans Bring Football Traditions To Atlanta Soccer Culture

5/16/2018
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In its first season, Atlanta United FC broke records for attendance at U.S. soccer matches. In its second season, fans are still packing the stands. Atlanta has a rich history of sports that has been historically dominated by college and professional football. But now that Atlanta has a professional soccer team, the sports culture in the city is shifting, said John Nelson, a senior correspondent and host for sports at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Nelson also co-hosts the podcast “Soccer...

Duration:00:02:29

On Second Thought For Monday, May 14, 2018

5/14/2018
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Several major productions are being filmed in Georgia right now. AJC Buzz Blog writer Jennifer Brett joins us to talk about upcoming films “ Boss Level ,” “ What Men Want ,” and “ Ant-Man and The Wasp .” We also discuss the television shows that are filming in Georgia, like “ Stranger Things ” and “ The Walking Dead .”

Duration:00:47:18

On Second Thought For Friday, May 11, 2018

5/14/2018
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The heavy metal band Mastodon got its start performing in Georgia in 2000. Nearly two decades later, the band has a Grammy Award and returns to Atlanta May 16 with a show at the Fox Theatre. We sat down with Brann Dailor , Mastodon's drummer and vocalist, to talk about the band's journey to stardom and its latest album " Emperor of Sand ."

Duration:00:44:42

Behind The Scenes With Atlanta Photographer Curtis Bonds Baker

5/14/2018
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The Netflix movie " Candy Jar ," which premiered last month, was filmed in Georgia. It stars Christina Hendricks and Helen Hunt. Candy Jar follows two high school debate champions focused on getting into college. One person who worked behind the scenes of "Candy Jar" is Curtis Bonds Baker of Atlanta.

Duration:00:08:34

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