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On Second Thought For Monday, September 25, 2017

9/26/2017
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Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz was shot and killed after provoking campus police officers. Schultz had a history of mental health issues and suicide attempts. Anxiety and depression are common in high pressure schools like Georgia Tech. We talk about the mental health of college students with Tim Elmore, President of Growing Leaders, which works to raise awareness of mental health in young adults. Also joining us is Collin Spencer, External Relations Committee Chair for the Mental Health...

Duration: 00:45:34


Long Time Friends of Gregg Allman Reminisce About His Final Record

9/26/2017
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Before Gregg Allman passed away this past summer, he was recording an album full of original works. The posthumously released “Southern Blood” came out earlier this month. The heart-shattering album reflects on Gregg’s life as his terminal illness overtook him. We listen to the record and talk with Gregg’s longtime friend Chank Middleton and Gregg’s guitarist and band leader Scott Sharrard. We also hear from Gregg’s producer, Don Was.

Duration: 00:17:29


Beverly Daniel Tatum And The Psychology Of Racism

9/26/2017
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Former Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum is on a long quest to understand of psychology of racism. In 1997, she wrote a book about called, ”Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race.” Twenty years later, Tatum has updated the book. We talk with her ahead of an appearance Tuesday night, at the Atlanta History Center.

Duration: 00:11:20


Olympic Track Star Tommie Smith On Silent Protest

9/26/2017
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Last week President Trump disparaged professional football players for kneeling during the national anthem. The president’s comments generated gestures of unity at NFL games Sunday and Monday night. The Atlanta Falcons were among the many players, coaches and owners who locked arms during the anthem to protest racial injustice. Fifty years ago two Olympic athletes brought this kind of silent protest to the medal podium. Track stars Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists during the...

Duration: 00:13:14


On Second Thought For Tuesday, September 26, 2017

9/26/2017
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Last week President Trump disparaged professional football players for kneeling during the national anthem. The President’s comments generated gestures of unity at NFL games Sunday. The Atlanta Falcons were among the many players, coaches and owners who locked arms during the anthem to protest racial injustice. Fifty years ago two Olympic athletes brought this kind of silent protest to the medal podium. Track stars Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists during the ceremony. We...

Duration: 00:48:29


Author Celeste Ng Explores The Paradox Of Suburbia In 'Little Fires Everywhere'

9/25/2017
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In 2014, author Celeste Ng published her debut novel “Everything I Never Told You.” Hailed for its deft commentary on modern life, the book won several awards and was released in over 20 languages. Ng’s follow-up novel is “Little Fires Everywhere,” and is out this month. The book follows a picture-perfect suburban family whose peace is threatened by an enigmatic mother. Celeste Headlee catches up with Celeste Ng ahead of an appearance at SCADshow in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 25.

Duration: 00:16:53


How Georgia Officers Can Be Better At De-Escalation

9/25/2017
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When Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz was killed, his family said lethal force by officer Tyler Beck could have been avoided. The state of Georgia started to require crisis intervention training for officers in February of this year. We talk about the ways to train de-escalation tactics with Derek Collins, CEO of the Diversion Center.

Duration: 00:07:41


Preserving The Past In A Historically Black Savannah Neighborhood

9/25/2017
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Cuyler-Brownville is one of Savannah’s oldest African-American neighborhoods, having earned its official historic status two decades ago. But since then, over 100 historic properties have been demolished, including at least eight neighborhood homes dating back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Does historic designation actually drive demolitions? We’re joined by President and CEO of the Historic Savannah Foundation , Daniel Carey, as well as Amy Bragg, President of Preservation...

Duration: 00:09:05


The Breakroom: GA Tech Shooting, Film Diversity, Boozy Tacos

9/24/2017
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The Breakroom gang joins guest host Tony Harris to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes farmer Jon Jackson, Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown, Natalie Pawelski of Cater Communications, and Nsenga Burton , who chairs Mass Media Arts at Clark Atlanta University. BREAKROOM TOPICS: 1) Georgia is now the 13th most diverse state in the nation . Is it just Atlanta where we see rich diversity, or is it throughout the state? Do you see it everywhere? 2) Speaking of diversity,...

Duration: 00:29:24


After Hurricane Irma, Is Recovery Possible In The Virgin Islands?

9/22/2017
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Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the Southeast. It was even more destructive on the Virgin Islands, where it hit as a Category Five storm. Nearly every building was damaged, and many were completely destroyed. As Irma approached, DonTaé Hodge of Atlanta was anxiously following updates. Hodge grew up in the British Virgin Islands, and told us what it was like to be so far from home at a critical time. Here are some of the organizations assisting with the relief effort following Hurricane...

Duration: 00:05:01


On Second Thought For Friday, September 22, 2017

9/22/2017
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Is Atlanta at risk of overcrowding? Last month, The Atlanta Regional Commission reported nearly eighty-thousand new people in the metro region since just last year -- the highest growth rate since the Great Recession. How this will affect more than your commute, like your rent, and your space to walk down the street, has yet to be seen. We talk with Mike Carnathan, a researcher with the Atlanta Regional Commission, and Chris Leinberger, a business professor at George Washington University....

Duration: 00:48:38


Can Atlanta Handle Its Inevitable Overcrowding?

9/22/2017
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In the last year, nearly 80,000 people moved to the Atlanta metro area . The city is growing at its fastest rate since the Great Depression. But can the city meet its needs and maintain its desirable status? We talk about this with Mike Carnathan, a Researcher with the Atlanta Regional Commission . Also Chris Leinberger, a Professor in the School of Business at George Washington University.

Duration: 00:11:21


On Second Thought For Thursday , September 21, 2017

9/21/2017
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The South has seen its Hispanic population increase 43 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to the Pew Research Center . The story of the 1996 Olympic Games is key to understanding the Latino boom in Atlanta, and in the South more broadly. Reporter Zakiya Gibbons of the public radio show Latino USA looked at how the games helped diversify the region. Latino USA host and executive producer Maria Hinojosa recently visited Georgia to see what it’s like to be Latino and Southern. She is...

Duration: 00:48:12


What's Behind The South's Latino Boom?

9/21/2017
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The South has seen its Hispanic population increase 43 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to the Pew Research Center . The story of the 1996 Olympic Games is key to understanding the Latino boom in Atlanta, and in the South more broadly. Reporter Zakiya Gibbons of the public radio show Latino USA looked at how the games helped diversify the region. Latino USA host and executive producer Maria Hinojosa recently visited Georgia to see what it’s like to be Latino and Southern. She is...

Duration: 00:12:15


On Second Thought For Thursday , September 21, 2017

9/21/2017
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The story of the 1996 Olympic Games is key to understanding the Latino boom in Atlanta, and in the South more broadly. Reporter Zakiya Gibbons looks at how the Olympics helped diversify the region. The South has seen its Hispanic population increase 43 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to the Pew Research Center. Journalist Maria Hinojosa recently visited Georgia to see what it’s like to be Latino and Southern. She is president and founder of the Futuro Media Group, and host and...

Duration: 00:48:30


Lessons Learned From Equifax Breach

9/20/2017
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The fallout from the data breach at Atlanta-based Equifax is far and wide. At the end of July, the credit rating company learned it had been hacked, leaving personal information of more than 140 million people exposed. But that revelation wasn’t made public until this month. Now the company is facing a number of lawsuits, investigations, and a massive stock price hit. We talked with Atlanta-Journal Constitution reporter Tamar Hallerman , who has been following this story from Capitol Hill....

Duration: 00:11:59


Christopher Kimball Brings 'Milk Street' Live To Atlanta

9/20/2017
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Christopher Kimball is one the biggest names in cooking. Best known as the longtime host of the popular TV and radio show, “America’s Test Kitchen,” he also published the magazine “Cook’s Illustrated.” Last year, he launched a new project called “Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street.” The Boston-based venture teaches cooking, publishes a magazine, and produces a TV show. “Milk Street Live” is coming to Atlanta tonight, Sept. 20. Celeste Headlee speaks with him about recipes and modern foodie...

Duration: 00:16:44


CDC Signals Growing Rate Of Epilepsy Across America

9/20/2017
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The rate of Americans with epilepsy is continuing to rise, based on new data from The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention. The data is the first report to get complete epilepsy numbers from every state. It finds more than 3.4 million adults and children now have epilepsy. We talk about this issue with Rosemarie Kobau, a Health Scientist with the CDC. And Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and Editor at Epilepsy.com .

Duration: 00:10:28


On Second Thought For Wednesday, September 20, 2017

9/20/2017
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The fallout from the data breach at Atlanta-based Equifax is far and wide. At the end of July, the credit rating company learned it had been hacked, leaving personal information of more than 140 million people exposed. But that revelation wasn’t made public until this month. Now the company is facing a number of lawsuits, investigations, and a massive stock price hit. We talk with Atlanta-Journal Constitution reporter Tamar Hallerman, who has been following this story from Capitol Hill....

Duration: 00:48:27


The Cooking Gene: Searching For Food's Southern Roots

9/19/2017
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Culinary historian Michael Twitty traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food. In his memoir, The Cooking Gene , he asks the question: "Who owns Southern food?" We talked with him ahead of his appearance on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 8pm at the Atlanta History Center. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MElzoJ2L6U&t=

Duration: 00:09:32

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