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How The Military Shaped What We Eat

11/22/2017
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The next time the you open your kitchen cabinets, consider this: a lot of the processed food we eat today started off as food for soldiers. The Army has a long history of culinary innovation that’s trickled down to our homes. We listened back to our conversation with writer Anastacia Marx de Salcedo , author of the book " Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat ." We also hear from Georgia farmer Matthew Raiford , who's an Army veteran. They told us about the...

Duration: 00:11:54


From Food Waste To Black Gold

11/22/2017
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After Thanksgiving dinner, you might still have leftovers that end up in the trash. Food waste is a big problem in landfills. The Atlanta-based group Compostwheels is trying to reuse a lot of that material by collecting it from homes and businesses, and turning it into "black gold," or as most of us know it, compost. GPB’s Sean Powers followed a Compostwheels delivery to learn how we all can play a larger role in urban agriculture.

Duration: 00:04:42


On Second Thought For Wednesday, November 22, 2017

11/22/2017
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The holidays mean lots of food and lots of trash. Atlanta began taking a different approach to waste earlier this year, in partnership with Rubicon Global, a waste management company. They say this “smart trash” model cuts costs for the city, and helps combat climate change. We talked with Atlanta Chief Resilience Officer Stephanie Stuckey-Benfield and Rubicon Global’s Michael Allegretti . Much of what we eat today was first developed for soldiers, and that influence is also felt on Southern...

Duration: 00:48:30


Georgia Playlist: Ken Ford

11/21/2017
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We added two more songs to our Georgia Playlist, courtesy of Atlanta violinist Ken Ford . There’s an electricity present whenever he starts playing. Ford has performed with the likes of Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, Cee Lo Green, and many others. He gave us a glimpse of his taste in Georgia music with songs by India.Arie and OutKast. Ken Ford has two shows Friday, November 24 at Atlanta’s Center Stage at 7pm and 11pm . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWgvGjAhvIw

Duration: 00:11:06


Georgia's Growing STD Crisis

11/21/2017
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In 2016, over two million cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis were reported in the United States. Georgia is among the most infected states. According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia has the fourth highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases in the nation. We talk about this with Michelle Allen, Director of the Infectious Disease Section for the Georgia Department of Health. Andy Miller, Editor for Georgia Health News, also joins us.

Duration: 00:09:42


Beverly Daniel Tatum And The Psychology Of Racism

11/21/2017
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Beverly Daniel Tatum leads frank conversations about race. Back in 1997, the former Spelman College President wrote a book called, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” Now, she’s updated the text. We caught up with her to mark the 20th anniversary edition.

Duration: 00:11:01


UGA Ranked Dead Last When It Comes To Student Athlete Graduation

11/21/2017
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UGA’s Bulldogs are a great football team this year. They’re ranked number seven in the Southeast Conference-- after a spell in first. But it’s not all good news. UGA rates dead last in the SEC when it comes to graduation success rates for student athletes – all while the university’s overall student graduation rates are way up. Eric Kelderman is Senior Reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Also with us is Professor of Sports Journalism at UGA, Vicki Michaelis.

Duration: 00:12:21


A Postcard From Savannah's Historic First African Baptist Church

11/21/2017
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Savannah’s NAACP chapter celebrated its centennial this fall at the historic First African Baptist Church. The Church was also honored by the Georgia Historical Society earlier this year for its extensive role in the civil rights movement, from hiding people on the underground railroad, to being the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s first public speech in 1944. GPB’s Ryan McFadin went to a Sunday service, and sent back an audio postcard.

Duration: 00:03:31


On Second Thought For Tuesday, November 21, 2017

11/21/2017
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UGA’s Bulldogs are a great football team this year. They’re ranked number seven in the Southeast Conference-- after a spell in first. But it’s not all good news. UGA rates dead last in the SEC when it comes to graduation success rates for student athletes – all while the university’s overall student graduation rates are way up. Eric Kelderman is Senior Reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Also with us is Professor of Sports Journalism at UGA, Vicki Michaelis. Beverly Daniel Tatum...

Duration: 00:48:24


Talking Turkey Before The Holiday

11/20/2017
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Behind many great recipes, you’ll find stories of immigration. That’s certainly the case in the kitchen of Pati Jinich. Her grandparents immigrated from Poland to Mexico. Now, Pati is a chef and cookbook author, renowned for her Jewish-Mexican fare. GPB’s Emily Cureton caught up with her last week while she was cooking at the General Muir restaurant in Atlanta. The food on tables in most American homes doesn’t resemble the food served in early Colonial America. That’s when the event we think...

Duration: 00:16:42


Why Atlanta Evicts More Tenants Than Most Cities

11/20/2017
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Atlanta has the third highest eviction rate in the country. That’s according to a new study by the rental service Apartment List . The eviction rate is just below six percent, right behind Memphis and Phoenix. We talk with Kimberly Charles, an attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society . Also Ryan Coon, CEO & Co-Founder of Rentalutions .

Duration: 00:09:37


Is It Possible To Reinvent Georgia's School System?

11/20/2017
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In recent years, Atlanta has been on a mission to turn around failing public schools, while many parents turn to charter schools. David Osborne is author of the new book, “Reinventing America’s Schools.” He suggests treating all schools a bit like charter schools would improve the situation. We talk with David Osborne ahead of an appearance in Atlanta . We're also joined by and Maureen Downey, who writes the Get Schooled blog for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Duration: 00:11:03


Two New Species of Spiders Found In Athens, Georgia

11/20/2017
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Two new types of spiders have been found in Athens, Georgia. That’s bad news if you’re an arachnophobe, but great news if you’re an arachnologist. Bud Freeman is the Director of the Georgia Museum of Natural History. He and his team of fellow spider hunters are leading the search for new types of eight-legged creatures in the Southeast.

Duration: 00:06:52


On Second Thought For Monday, November 20, 2017

11/20/2017
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In recent years, Atlanta has been on a mission to turn around failing public schools, while many parents turn to charter schools. David Osborne is author of the new book, “Reinventing America’s Schools.” He suggests treating all schools a bit like charter schools would improve the situation. We talk with David Osborne and Maureen Downey, Education Reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta has the third highest eviction rate in the country. That’s according to a new study by the...

Duration: 00:48:19


On Second Thought For Friday, November 17, 2017

11/17/2017
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We dedicate an entire show to the Southern drawl. Y’all listen up now… Where did y’all come from, anyway? We can trace the use of the word all the way back to colonial ancestors. Cameron Hunt McNabb, an English professor at Southeastern University, gives us a history and dialect lesson. Plus, The Atlantic staff writer Vann Newkirk II makes the case for why ya’ll is needed. We talk with a panel of film experts to analyze the impact on Southern cinema, as well as how Southern filmmaking has...

Duration: 00:48:29


Do Religious Voters Excuse Immoralty?

11/16/2017
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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women. Many high ranking Republicans have called on him to drop out of the race, but one state poll says Moore enjoys support by many Alabama evangelicals . This could be part of a bigger picture. In 2011, the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) found only 30 percent of white evangelicals thought elected officials who commit an immoral act could still fulfill their public duties . In 2016, that figure more...

Duration: 00:11:22


On Second Thought For Thursday, November 16, 2017

11/16/2017
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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women. Many high ranking Republicans have called on him to drop out of the race. But one state poll says Moore enjoys support by many Alabama evangelicals. This could be part of a bigger picture. In 2011, the Public Religion Research Institute found only 30 percent of white evangelicals thought elected officials who commit an immoral act could still fulfill their public duties. In 2016, that number had more than...

Duration: 00:48:29


Isabel Allende On Writing From The Heart

11/16/2017
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Chilean-American novelist Isabel Allende has written a lot about the immigrant experience. Allende is a former journalist who fled Chile after the 1973 assassination of her uncle, who was that country’s president. She’s in Atlanta on Thursday, November 16, to promote her latest book, In the Midst of Winter. She's speaking at the Atlanta History Center. In 2005, she recorded a deeply personal essay for the public radio series, This I Believe. We talked with Isabel Allende about her love for...

Duration: 00:04:15


School Dress Codes Ruffle Feathers

11/15/2017
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Atlanta Public Schools may institute a dress code to ban clothing considered distracting by school officials. At Monday night’s Board of Education meeting , two fifth-grade girls said the language of the code unfairly targets them, and not boys. They both wore leggings, which would be against the proposed rules. Earlier this year, Rome High School adopted a similar dress code. More than 1,700 people signed an online petition to protest it. Chloe Tilton is an organizer of that petition, and...

Duration: 00:02:49


How Modern Medicine Was Born Of Slavery

11/15/2017
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Modern gynecology was largely born in the antebellum South -- because some of this country’s first gynecologists conducted experiments on enslaved women. This history is explored in a new book, “ Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and The Origins Of American Gynecology. ” Our guest is author Deirdre Cooper Owens, an Assistant Professor at Queens College in New York. Her book came out November 15, on the University of Georgia Press.

Duration: 00:13:49

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