On Second Thought On Second Thought is a one hour, daily news talk show, airing at 9 a.m. ET weekdays on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Timely conversations about all topics relating to Georgia including politics, healthcare, education, music, literature and race. We bring you stories you won't hear elsewhere and voices that are often ignored. The show has a no-pundit policy because we're interested in information, not talking points. On Second Thought incorporates the comments and ideas of listeners into its stories, and welcomes input from the Georgia community. Stream live at www.gpb.org/radio at 9am ET Monday-Friday.
On Second Thought

On Second Thought

From Georgia Public Broadcasting

On Second Thought is a one hour, daily news talk show, airing at 9 a.m. ET weekdays on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Timely conversations about all topics relating to Georgia including politics, healthcare, education, music, literature and race. We bring you stories you won't hear elsewhere and voices that are often ignored. The show has a no-pundit policy because we're interested in information, not talking points. On Second Thought incorporates the comments and ideas of listeners into its stories, and welcomes input from the Georgia community. Stream live at www.gpb.org/radio at 9am ET Monday-Friday.More from On Second Thought »

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On Second Thought For Wednesday, May 23, 2018

After writing his New York Times op-ed, "Dear White America," George Yancy received hundreds of hateful messages. Yancy, an Emory University professor of philosophy, knew that his letter was controversial, but he says he never thought he would receive literal death threats. This past April, he released his newest book, " Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America ." It addresses how people confronted him after the publication of his op-ed, and how to proceed from there.

Matthew Sweet Returns To Georgia

Singer and songwriter Matthew Sweet got his start in the Athens, Georgia, music scene in the 1980s. His star rose in the 90s with hits like 100% Fun, Altered Beast and Blue Sky on Mars. Sweet's drive to creative music hasn't slowed down.

Emory Professor George Yancy Talks Honestly About Racism In 'Backlash'

After writing his New York Times op-ed, "Dear White America," George Yancy received hundreds of hateful messages. Yancy, an Emory University professor of philosophy, knew that his letter was controversial, but he says he never thought he would receive literal death threats. This past April, he released his newest book, " Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America ."

In Atlanta, A Syrian Refugee Reflects On The Long Road To America

Syria is suffering its worst humanitarian crisis in years. The United Nations estimates some 5.6 million Syrians have fled their country in search of a safer place to live. President Trump capped the number of refugees allowed in the United States last year. The U.S. admitted close to 28,000 refugees in 2017, a dramatic reduction from 93,000 people allowed in the year before. Khawla al-Abdullah arrived in Atlanta two years ago. She's originally from Aleppo, Syria.

On Second Thought For Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Some Georgia law schools want to appeal to more than their traditional law school students. In the fall, the University of Georgia begins offering a graduate degree program for non-lawyers. As schools broaden the appeal of the law, there is major concern about Georgia's lawyer shortage, particularly in rural areas. We have seen a number of companies form that offer online legal services, but are these viable alternatives?

The Bitter Southerner Summer Reading Roundup

If you are an avid reader, we have some suggestions for you.

On Second Thought For Monday, May 21, 2018

The United States Department of Justice estimates nearly two-thirds of all jail inmates have mental health problems. In Georgia, a new investigation raises serious questions about the quality of care those inmates receive. Over the last decade, 1 in 6 of more than 500 deaths in Georgia jails has involved inmates who showed signs of mental illness, the Georgia News Lab , WSB-TV and Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation has found. We spoke with Georgia News Lab reporters Christina Maxouris

Atlanta, The 'City In A Forest,' Is Losing Its Trees

Atlanta is known as the " city in a forest ." More than 1/3 of the city is covered in trees, standing well above most American cities . But as Atlanta experiences a development boom, the green canopy is shrinking. Private property is the main factor behind this destruction.

Her Grandfather Was Lynched In Georgia 70 Years Ago. 'There Was No Therapy Back Then.'

In 1947 in Harris County, Georgia, an African-American man named Henry "Peg" Gilbert was arrested and jailed, without legal cause. Five days later, a mob beat him to death in his jail cell. He was a deacon at Union Springs Baptist Church as well as a respected landowner. He was arrested by the county's sheriff on suspicions of Gilbert hiding a fugitive. There was never a trial or conviction.

Her Grandfather Was Lynched In Georgia 70 Years Ago. 'There Was No Therapy Back Then.'

Mental Illness Factored Into 1 In 6 Georgia Jail Deaths Since 2008

The United States Department of Justice estimates nearly two-thirds of all jail inmates have mental health problems. In Georgia, a new investigation raises serious questions about the quality of care those inmates receive.

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