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On Second Thought For Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

12/11/2018
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Location can be instrumental to the success of a business, and for companies looking to expand or make a big move choosing the right state to can have a large impact on their profitability. Many outlets and publications take on the challenging task of analyzing all 50 countries in the United States and make an attempt to rank each on different criteria that they consider vital for businesses to thrive. Last month Forbes magazine published their 2018 list ranking the "Best States for...

Duration:00:48:27

Is Georgia The Best State To Do Business?

12/11/2018
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Location can be instrumental to the success of a business, and for companies looking to expand or make a big move choosing the right state to can have a large impact on their profitability.

Duration:00:13:24

Highlighting Black Literature's Cultural Legacy Through Atlanta's New For Keeps Bookstore

12/11/2018
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For Keeps, a shop for rare and classic black books, recently opened on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. Owner Rosa Duffy wants to make the shop a community space to explore the history of black literature and publishing. "Atlanta already has a sense of appreciation for their blackness. We already have a huge community here," said Duffy. "So I feel very humbled and honored to be on Auburn Avenue, which has such a history behind it." She stopped by "On Second Thought" to discuss her parents'...

Duration:00:17:00

Tips For Avoiding A Christmas Debt Hangover

12/11/2018
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Until the 19th century, Christmas gifts were not exchanged until Jan. 6. Christians would celebrate the gifts of the Magi to the Christ child. That was long before PlayStations, Black Friday sales and holiday spikes in airfare. Despite all the reminders of the reason for the season, the giving and gathering can be followed by months of credit card bills for many people. A report finds the average household credit card debt in Georgia to be the seventh highest in the country while the state...

Duration:00:17:35

On Second Thought For Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

12/11/2018
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According to the American Immigration Council, about 25 percent of the nearly one million physicians who practice medicine in the United States were trained in foreign medical schools. In Georgia, about 17 percent of doctors were born in another country, but they face high barriers to entry into the U.S. That could be a cause for concern in states like Georgia, which has a severe shortage of physicians. The problem is especially pronounced in rural areas. Nearly a third of Georgia counties...

Duration:00:48:41

Main Ingredient: Pat Pascarella On Ossabaw Pork

12/10/2018
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Chef Pat Pascarella trained under Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin in New York, but earned his Southern street cred as executive chef of The Optimist in Atlanta. In 2018, he went on to open The White Bull in Decatur. We caught up with Chef Pat at The White Bull , where he told us his "Main Ingredient." The White Bull churns its own butter and mills flour from Georgia red wheat. The menu changes to reflect what the restaurant can buy from farmers across the state, so Chef Pat threw a little twist....

Duration:00:09:09

Doctors With Borders: Immigrant Physicians Hindered From Easing Georgia Doctor Shortage

12/10/2018
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According to the American Immigration Council, about 25 percent of the nearly one million physicians who practice medicine in the United States were trained in foreign medical schools. In Georgia, about 17 percent of doctors were born in another country, but they face high barriers to entry into the U.S. That could be a cause for concern in states like Georgia, which has a severe shortage of physicians. The problem is especially pronounced in rural areas. Nearly a third of Georgia counties...

Duration:00:14:08

Your Festive Guide To Holiday Events in Georgia

12/10/2018
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If you're looking to take a break away from holiday shopping, several holiday events in and around Atlanta are attracting friends and families from all over. "On Second Thought" invited theater critic and Arts ATL contributor Kelundra Smith to give her picks of holiday performances and shows. Floyd Hall also joined the conversation from Miami, where he's wrapping up work from the 2018 Art Basel show. Hall is also an Arts ATL contributor and co-host of Blklanta podcast.

Duration:00:17:34

Southern Reading List: Joshilyn Jackson

12/10/2018
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Atlanta-based author Joshilyn Jackson has written eight novels, including "The Opposite of Everyone" and "Almost Sisters." She stopped by "On Second Thought" to give her picks for our "Southern Reading List" series, in which authors and readers share books that both define and reflect the South.

Duration:00:07:49

On Second Thought For Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

12/7/2018
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Golden Globe nominations have been announced, and several Georgia-based productions are in the running. The list came as a "Boycott Georgia" hashtag is being used by some film industry insiders. Some are protesting the victory of Brian Kemp, while others say they're concerned about the religious freedom bill the governor-elect expressed support for on the campaign trail. Opponents say the proposed legislation would discriminate against the LGBTQ community. GPB's "The Credits" podcast host...

Duration:00:48:30

Georgia TV/Film Industry Responds To Boycott Threats

12/7/2018
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Golden Globe nominations have been announced, and several Georgia-based productions are in the running. The list came as a "Boycott Georgia" hashtag is being used by some film industry insiders. Some are protesting the victory of Brian Kemp, while others say they're concerned about the religious freedom bill the governor-elect expressed support for on the campaign trail. Opponents say the proposed legislation would discriminate against the LGBTQ community. GPB's "The Credits" podcast host...

Duration:00:14:12

In Jim Crow South, Tennessee Photographer Captured 'A Community In Black & White'

12/7/2018
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The Bitter Southerner recently published its first hardcover book. "A Community in Black & White: A Most Unusual Photo Album of One Southern Community" is a collection of photographs Joe Hardy Shipp took of Hickman County, Tennessee, over several decades in the mid-twentieth century. His grandson, Joseph Shipp, discovered the collection, which includes thousands of black and white photographs of both black and white members of the Hickman County community. The unusual part? These photos were...

Duration:00:17:00

For The Sake Of The Story, For The Love Of The South: The Bitter Southerner And GPB Make A Podcast

12/7/2018
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In New York in the 1980s, Chuck Reece had his first job in journalism covering the media industry for Adweek magazine. That meant he got the first look at network television pilots and magazine protoypes, and every time any of those had something to do with the South, he said he only saw a couple of stereotypes. "One looked like the party scene from the beginning of 'Gone with the Wind' except maybe with updated clothing, and the other one looked like ... 'The Beverly Hillbillies' to 'Duck...

Duration:00:17:29

What Books Make The Best Holiday Gifts? Bookstore Owners Give Their Picks

12/6/2018
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'Tis the season for giving and figuring out what to give people. May we suggest books? They're personal, easy to wrap and great stocking stuffers. "On Second Thought" invited a group of Georgia independent bookstore owners to give through their recommendations for a spectrum of readers. Jessica Osborne from E Shaver in Savannah, Janet Geddis from Avid Bookshop in Athens and Charles Robinson from Eagle Eye Bookshop in Decatur all joined the conversation.

Duration:00:51:06

On Second Thought For Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

12/5/2018
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Today's show celebrated the complex histories of prohibition and Atlanta's Cyclorama, along with a preview of "The Bitter Southerner Podcast."

Duration:00:48:23

'The Bitter Southerner Podcast' Shakes Up Cocktail History With Mixologist Tiffanie Barriere

12/5/2018
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Chuck Reece of "The Bitter Southerner" is serving up something new: a GPB podcast. "The Bitter Southerner Podcast" launches later this month, but we have a sneak peek of an upcoming episode. Reece spoke with Tiffanie Barriere , a cocktail historian and mixologist. They met when Barriere was mixing drinks at Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours in Atlanta. They discussed her years on the job and diversity and representation in the industry.

Duration:00:09:14

Hatchets, Mob Bosses And The 85th Anniversary Of The End Of Prohibition

12/5/2018
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Prohibition was repealed Dec. 5, 1933. The 18th Amendment effectively jumpstarted the black market for booze, and the 21st Amendment allowed the taps to flow legally again. Some effects still linger in Georgia, like dry counties and Sunday alcohol laws. Kayla Black and Travis Spangenburg from the American Prohibition Museum in Savannah spoke to "On Second Thought" about Savannah's role in both upholding and fighting against temperance.

Duration:00:21:40

'Real History Is Being Restored' Ahead Of The Reopening Of Atlanta's Cyclorama

12/5/2018
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Atlanta's cyclorama is back. The 18,000-square foot spectacle was looking faded and anachronistic by 2011 when the city considered scrapping it. Instead, the 360-degree image of the Battle of Atlanta is being restored, and it will reopen at the Atlanta History Center in February. Jack Hitt , the Peabody Award-winning journalist, author and co-host of the "Uncivil" podcast , joined us with his personal reflections on the cyclorama as well as some revisions of common beliefs about the painting.

Duration:00:17:28

Going Back Home: Tedo Stone Talks City Pharmacy, Covington

12/4/2018
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Georgia's population grew by nearly 116,000 people in 2017. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, that was the sixth biggest jump among all U.S. states. Many of those people moved to Georgia from out of state, but some additions to Georgia's 10 million total residents were born here, left and later returned. Some even returned to their hometowns. Take Tedo Stone . He was born and raised in Covington, moved to Mississippi for college and then moved back to Georgia. But instead of going...

Duration:00:10:50

Georgia Blacksmith Brings Weapon-Making Expertise To 'Master Of Arms'

12/4/2018
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A new series on Discovery showcases competition, history, skill and a cultural fascination with weaponry. Blacksmiths and gunsmiths from all over are assigned to build traditional weapons, including battle axes and swords. The winner walks away with $10,000 and the title, "Master of Arms." The weapons are field-tested by a former special forces soldier and judged by a panel that includes Georgia native Trenton Tye. Tye is a blacksmith who runs a professional blacksmith shop in southwest...

Duration:00:13:49