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On Second Thought For Wednesday, October 17, 2018

10/17/2018
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A new GPB radio drama and podcast called "Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project" reflects the conflicting public discourse surrounding the Troy Davis case. We spoke with playwright Lee Nowell on her 2016 play adapted for radio listeners. We also spoke with former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Rhonda Cook and the Marshall Project staff writer Maurice Chammah to learn more about the death penalty and execution process in Georgia.

Duration:00:48:31

'People Are The Biggest Weakness Within Cyber Security': A Look At Recent Hacks

10/17/2018
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Election manipulation, the recent Atlanta cyber security breach and Facebook hacks all prove computers are vulnerable. Atlanta is one of the fastest growing high-tech metro areas in the U.S. It now ranks third in cities with the most Fortune 500 headquarters.

Duration:00:17:28

Have Politics, Public Opinion Changed Georgia's Death Penalty?

10/17/2018
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A new GPB radio drama and podcast called "Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project" reflects the conflicting public discourse that surrounded the Troy Davis case. Davis was convicted of murder and executed in Georgia. We spoke with former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Rhonda Cook and the Marshall Project staff writer Maurice Chammah to learn more about the death penalty and execution process in Georgia.

Duration:00:17:00

Radio Drama Explores 'Beyond Reasonable Doubt' In Troy Davis Case

10/17/2018
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In 1991, Troy Davis was convicted of the murder of Savannah police office Mark MacPhail and sentenced to death. The state of Georgia executed Davis in 2011 amid public debate over his guilt or innocence. A new radio drama based on a 2016 play explores the meaning of "reasonable doubt" in the Davis case. We spoke with Lee Nowell, the playwright of "Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project," about the play's origins and its new life as a podcast on GPB .

Duration:00:14:02

On Second Thought For Tuesday, October 16, 2018

10/17/2018
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Today on the show, we surveyed the state to discuss issues of educational policy, in addition to farming after Hurricane Michael. GPB reporter Grant Blankenship spoke about about gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp's visions for Georgia's education system. We also spoke with farmers, comissioners, and representatives from the Georgia Farm Bureau about the devastating loss of crops in southeast and southwest Georgia due to hurricane damage.

Duration:00:48:32

After Michael, Georgia Farmers 'Can't Walk Away,' But Struggle To Start Over

10/16/2018
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Hurricane Michael swept across south Georgia last week, devastating the state's pecan orchards, cotton plants, chicken coops and peanut crops. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Brock Long said Monday the true cost of the devastation won't be clear for some time. Irwin County pecan grower Randy Hudson and Berrien County cotton grower Mark Peele told "On Second Thought" they expect it could take generations for Georgia farmers to recoup their losses — if ever . "You...

Duration:00:26:29

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black: Hurricane Michael Destroyed Farms, Lives

10/16/2018
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President Donald Trump was in Georgia Monday to survey the damage from Hurricane Michael. The storm killed at least 19 people. Michael also ravaged Georgia's agriculture industry, splitting decades — and even centuries — old pecan trees down the middle and stripping cotton plants across thousands of acres in South Georgia. "We lead the nation in pecan production, peanut production, forest products production ... in cotton and vegetables, but, unfortunately, today, we lead in destruction,"...

Duration:00:34:48

Gubernatorial Candidates Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp's Education Plans

10/16/2018
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The Georgia gubernatorial candidates are campaigning on opposing views about the future of the education system. Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams is in favor of funding wrap-around services by ending the state's private school scholarship program. Republican candidate Brian Kemp wants to expand the program. We spoke to GPB reporter Grant Blankenship about these two visions for education, along with the choices parents have between private and public schools.

Duration:00:14:00

On Second Thought For Monday, October 15, 2018

10/15/2018
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A record 6.9 million Georgians are registered to vote in the midterm elections. Some will start voting Monday, as in-person early voting officially begins. Today on the show we explore different aspects of voting in Georgia, from the 53,000 voter registrations on hold to what actually happens to a ballot once it's cast.

Duration:00:48:31

Between Uploads, Downloads And Hand Delivery, How Secure Is Georgia Voting?

10/15/2018
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A record 6.9 million Georgians are registered to vote in the midterm elections. Some will start voting Monday, as in-person early voting officially begins. That made us wonder: How does Georgia's election process work? Are fears of hacking and mistrust of the system justified? And, what happens to your ballot once it's cast?

Duration:00:17:31

How Do Early Voting, Provisional Ballots Work In Georgia?

10/15/2018
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Monday is the first day of early voting in Georgia, which runs through Nov. 2. If you signed up to vote early, what do you have to do? Where do you do it? And what is a "provisional ballot?"

Duration:00:17:01

Georgia Sued Over Voter Registration Law

10/15/2018
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As in-person early voting gets underway, 53,000 of Georgia voter registrations are on hold. The secretary of state's office cites discrepancies in the applications and a violation of the "Exact Match" law, which was passed in 2017.

Duration:00:13:14

'Pride Was A Step Towards Starting To Live': The Meaning Of LGBTQ Pride In Georgia

10/12/2018
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Most American cities celebrate LGBTQ Pride in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. In 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a bar in New York's Greenwich Village. The raid led to organizing and demonstrations by activists like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera . Atlanta and Savannah both celebrate pride in October, which is national LGBTQ history month. We spoke with Jamie Fergerson, executive director of the Atlanta Pride Committee , and Dusty Church, festival director for Savannah...

Duration:00:16:58

Atlanta Music Fans Upset Over Maroon 5 Super Bowl Halftime Show

10/12/2018
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History will take place inside Atlanta's new Mercedes Benz stadium next year when the city hosts Super Bowl 53. We don't know which teams will face off, but the halftime entertainment has already made headlines and several unhappy fans on social media.

Duration:00:13:31

On Second Thought For Thursday, October 11, 2018

10/12/2018
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Jim Crow laws gave rise to horrific violence, humilitation and race-based terror, which makes "The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America," a new examination of segregation as a means of protecting African-American culture all the more provocative.

Duration:00:51:00

Casualties And Damage From Hurricane Michael

10/12/2018
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Florida and Georgia are left picking up the pieces following Hurricane Michael. The storm claimed the lives of at least 11 people, including an 11-year old girl old girl who died after a tree fell on her home in Seminole County. Michael also has left damages amounting to billions of dollars, which will affect Georgia's agriculture activities. Utility crews around the state were still working to restore power to thousands on Friday.

Duration:00:23:58

'The Burning House' Argues Unconventional Theory On Multiculturalism

10/12/2018
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Jim Crow laws gave rise to horrific violence, humilitation and race-based terror, which makes "The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America," a new examination of segregation as a means of protecting African-American culture all the more provocative.

Duration:00:24:09

On Second Thought For Wednesday, October 10, 2018

10/10/2018
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Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida on Wednesday. The hurricane is expected to hit the northeastern coast of Georgia and continue through the southwest and center of the state, according to the National Weather Service . We spoke with Marshall Shepherd , the program director for atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia, about tracking the hurricane over the week and how meterologists convey the severity of storms. We also spoke with Gwen Cooper , an author and pet rescue...

Duration:00:48:28

Wildsam Field Guide Maps Out The American South

10/10/2018
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" Wildsam " is not your typical travel guide. Created by LaGrange, Georgia, native Taylor Bruce , the highly-designed, pocket-sized Wildsam Field Guide has no starred ratings or glossy photos. Described as existing between a magazine and a guidebook, each Wildsam is instead filled with illustrations and longform essays, interviews with locals and essential knowledge about a place's history as well as critical issues it faces today. The aim, Bruce said, is to give travelers a true sense of...

Duration:00:17:28

New Oral History Project Captures Black LGBTQ Life In Atlanta

10/10/2018
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A new oral history project reaches back over the decades for stories of black queer people in Atlanta. It highlights shifting sites of connectedness across the city. Ashley Coleman Taylor is the principle investigator for the oral history project as well as an instructor of women's studies at Agnes Scott College. She spoke about the importance of centering black queer stories in Atlanta. We also spoke with Rev. Duncan Teague, from Abundant LUUv Unitarian Universalist Church , who worked with...

Duration:00:16:48