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On Second Thought for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

7/18/2018
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Efrain de la Rosa, a 40-year-old detainee at ICE’s Stewart detention center in Lumpkin, was found dead in his cell last Tuesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the preliminary cause of death was self-inflicted strangulation. The case remains under investigation.

Duration:00:48:27

ICE Detention: Another Detainee Dies In Stewart

7/18/2018
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40-year-old Efrain de la Rosa, a detainee at ICE’s Stewart detention center in Lumpkin, Georgia was found dead in his cell last Tuesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the preliminary cause of death was self-inflicted strangulation. The case remains under investigation.

Duration:00:14:08

How The Community of Gee's Bend Influenced The Famous Michelle Obama Portrait

7/18/2018
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Amy Sherald, the artist who painted the lovely portrait of Michelle Obama, was influenced by Piet Mondrian's geometric paintings and the quilts stiched by the Gee's Bend ladies . The ladies are from a tiny peninsula in Wilcox County, Alabama. The generations of women descend from slaves and live mostly in isolation. From discarded clothes like worn jeans and corduroy pants, they create vibrant geometric shapes stitched into quilts.

Duration:00:03:11

Mandela Day: The World Remembers His Life And Legacy

7/18/2018
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It’s Mandela Day! Each year on July 18, the life, work and memory of Nelson Mandela is honored. On this day, there is a global call to do 67 minutes of service in memory of Mandela’s sixty-seven year battle for social justice. Today would have been Mandela’s 100th birthday. On Second Thought producer, Fenly Foxen, reflects on the life and legacy of Mandela. She lived in South Africa for 20 years. Joe Richman joins the conversation from Cape Cod. He is Radio Diaries founder and executive...

Duration:00:17:14

Sight-seeing Scavenger Hunts With The Clue Town Books

7/17/2018
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Open a Clue Town book and embark on a mysterious walking tour through notable Georgia locations. Each scavenger hunt includes puzzles, fun graphics, and a compass to help you find your way. We sent our On Second Thought interns to various locations in Atlanta to partake in Clue Town. Our intern, Monique Bandong , brought back an audio postcard from the Oakland Cemetery scavenger hunt.

Duration:00:12:49

Georgia Playlist: Ruby Velle

7/17/2018
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We added two more songs to our Georgia Playlist from Ruby Velle. She’s the lead singer for the Atlanta retro, soul band Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics . They will be performing at the annual Bragg Jam in Macon on July 28th.

Duration:00:03:53

LOOKING BACK ON EMMETT TILL CASE 63 YEARS LATER

7/17/2018
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The U.S. Department of Justice has reopened the murder case of Emmett Till, the African-American teenager killed the Summer of 1955. The 14-year old was from Chicago visiting relatives in Mississippi. He was kidnapped, tortured, and killed for allegedly whistling at a White woman. Carolyn Bryant Donham accused Till of grabbing and whistling at her. Her then-husband, Roy Bryant, and his brother, J.W. Milam were both charged with Till’s murder, but were acquitted. Till’s death helped sparked...

Duration:00:14:01

Chris Richardson: Leaving Diplomacy For Immigration Law

7/16/2018
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Shortly after President Donald Trump signed the immigration ban, thousands of state department employees issued a dissent cable to Rex Tillerson. RELATED: At State Department, 'Dissent Channel' In High Gear With Refugee Ban Protests Last month, the Supreme Court decided to uphold the ban . Chris Richardson, once a former U.S. diplomat, has now become an immigration lawyer at an Atlanta firm .

Duration:00:48:38

On Second Thought For Friday, July 13, 2018

7/13/2018
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The vetting and speculation are over. Now it’s the politicking and predictions. That’s with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Americans get a real time refresher course on how a judge gets to the supreme court. but, how do cases get there? U.S. government has three branches. The legislative branch writes the laws. The executive branch enforces the laws. And the judicial branch interprets the laws to decide if they are constitutional. Just like there are cities, counties, and states, the...

Duration:00:48:25

GPB Sports Team Talks Tackles, Touchdowns, and Turnovers

7/13/2018
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High school football season is just around the corner, and students are already on the field practicing. Before teams hit the gridoron, the GPB Sports team stopped by to talk about the upcoming season. Host, John Nelson and play-by-play correspondent, Matt Stewart discussed the off-season turnovers involving coaches. They also talked about health concerns for student athletes and recruitment. The GPB Sports team will provide live coverage on high school football beginning Friday, September...

Duration:00:14:54

How Does A Case Get To The Supreme Court?

7/13/2018
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The vetting and speculation are over. Now it’s the politicking and predictions. That’s with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Americans get a real time refresher course on how a judge gets to the supreme court. but, how do cases get there?

Duration:00:14:01

Juuling: The New Threat Of Nicotine Addiction

7/13/2018
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E-cigarettes hit the market not too long ago as an aid to quit smoking. The CDC reported in 2015 that more than 9 million American adults vape regularly. Juuls are the new trendy e-cigarette that have become very popular among teens. It's an USB size e-cigarette that uses "pods" for the source of nicotine. College and high school campuses are having issues with the amount of teenagers who are taking on this new nicotine fad.

Duration:00:16:59

Is There Anymore Trust In The Media?

7/12/2018
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After the shooting at the Capitol Gazette in Annapolis two weeks ago, journalists are questioning what free press means to American society.

Duration:00:48:28

Raymond Carr: The Atlanta Puppeteer Raised By Christian Clowns

7/11/2018
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Raymond Carr was raised by Christian clowns. Yes, that’s a real thing. He was also taught by the famous Jim Henson Company. He is a master puppeteer who has been all around the world working on various productions.

Duration:00:17:00

On Second Thought for Tuesday, July 10, 2018

7/10/2018
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Just over a year ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a 25-year-old woman in Augusta, Georgia for allegedly leaking top secret information from the National Security Agency to the press. Last month, Reality Winner pled guilty to violating the Espionage Act . Winner was sentenced to 63 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Her prosecution is the first in the trump administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers.

Duration:00:48:04

The Rationale Behind Whistleblowers And The Journalists Who Believe Them

7/10/2018
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Just over a year ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested a 25-year-old woman in Augusta, Georgia for allegedly leaking top secret information from the National Security Agency to the press. Last month, Reality Winner pled guilty to violating the Espionage Act . Winner was sentenced to 63 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Her prosecution is the first in the trump administration’s crackdown on whistleblowers.

Duration:00:14:00

How The Reverse Of White Flight Is Affecting Mortgage Rates In Atlanta

7/10/2018
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“The City Too Busy To Hate” wasn’t always the case for Atlanta. After the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many white residents resented that African-Americans were allowed to integrate and they flocked to the suburbs. They withdrew from public places like pools, parks, and even buses. The beginning of “white flight” had cast a shadow on Atlanta. Now, in the last decade the “white flight” mentality has completely shifted .

Duration:00:17:05

Jack Barskey Unveils His Undercover Life As A Russian KGB Spy

7/9/2018
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With the upcoming Trump-Putin summit this month, many are interested to see what serious issues will be discussed. But before he was president, Vladimir Putin was recruited into the KGB operative. Jack Barsky is also a former Russian KGB spy who recently moved to Covington, Georgia.

Duration:00:48:27

On Second Thought For Friday, July 6, 2018

7/6/2018
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Type any word into Google, and the search engine will offer a drop-down list of suggestions for what you should type next. So if you type "Russia collusion," Google suggests you complet eyour search with "delusion." And if you click on that suggestion, the first result is an opinion piece from the New York Post, followed by a Tucker Carlson interview on Fox News, plus a handful of YouTube videos from channels like Red Pill Christian Warrior.

Duration:00:48:23

"This Year Gonna Be The Year": Atlanta's Brazilian Community Rallies For Sixth World Cup Win

7/6/2018
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Ana Rangel moved from Recife, Brazil to the United States more than three decades ago. The daughter of a professional soccer player, she's never missed a World Cup — not even in 1982, when she didn't have ready access to a television to watch her first Cup in the U.S. Now, she watches at Rio Steakhouse and Bakery in Marietta, Georgia, where thousands of Brazilians call home . On Second Thought producer Leighton Rowell joined Rangel and her family on Monday to watch B razil beat Mexico 2-0...

Duration:00:05:23