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Latest Atlanta News

OST Third Anniversary: Best Of Show Pt. 1

"On Second Thought" is celebrating its third anniversary this week. The show launched its first broadcast on GPB on October 20, 2014. To celebrate three amazing years, we’re re-airing our best segments in a two part broadcast. Here are the best picks for today: The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia this summer renewed conversations about race relations, and have left some searching for answers on how to de-radicalize people. That’s something Shannon Martinez of Athens knows first-hand. She was a skinhead for several years, but managed to leave that life behind her. We talk with her and Sammy Rangel of Life After Hate, a group that helps people move away from hate and violent extremism. We add two more songs to our Georgia Playlist. Killer Mike is one of Georgia’s most beloved musicians. He is half of the rap duo Run the Jewels and founder of Grind Time Official Records. Killer Mike brings us tunes by Goodie Mob and the Allman Brothers. If you want to see theater in one of its most
October 19, 2017

OST Third Anniversary: Best Of Show Pt. 2

This week "On Second Thought" celebrates three years on the air. The show launched October 20, 2014. To celebrate, we’re re-airing a few of our best segments. Do you have a favorite segment or episode? Let us know. Actor George Takei first came to fame as a young Sulu in the original Star Trek series. But he’s since become an active voice in promoting equal rights for LGBT people. We spoke to Takei earlier this year when the play “Allegiance,” was showing in Atlanta movie theaters. The play is inspired by Takei’s experiences in a U.S. internment camp during World War II. Belief and fact don’t always line up. An Emory University class dives into the convoluted world of conspiracy theories, and how they influence American politics. In April, we talked with instructor Felix Harcourt and two of his students, Carolyn Koehnke and Laura Marquez, about the seedy world of conspiracy theories. Last year, the U.S. Universities Debating Championship was held at Morehouse College, the first
October 19, 2017

National Debate Takes Center Stage On Georgia College Campus

On today's Political Rewind, the national debate over athletes and the national anthem lands on the football field at Kennesaw State University. Does newly released evidence show that political pressure shut down protesting cheerleaders? Also, a high level Stacey Abrams campaign official appears on Russian media that is part of the FBI's investigation of organizations that tried to influence last year's presidential election. We also discuss the feud between the president and the family of a fallen U.S. serviceman. Panelists: Greg Bluestein - AJC political reporter Kyle Wingfield - AJC political reporter Franklin Howard III - Lobbyist
October 18, 2017

Texts: Sheriff, Lawmaker Pushed To Stop Cheerleader Protest

A powerful lawmaker texted a Georgia sheriff, boasting how they pressured a university president to take action after black cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem at a football game. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained the text messages under Georgia's open records act. Kennesaw State University cheerleaders were told they'd be kept off field during pregame activities after five knelt to protest racial injustice at a game Sept. 30. In the texts, Republican Rep. Earl Ehrhart and Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren thanked each other for their patriotism. Ehrhart wrote Kennesaw State President Sam Olens "had to be dragged" to action, but had no choice with the sheriff and lawmaker pushing him. The sheriff's spokesman declined comment. Ehrhart and Kennesaw State spokeswoman Tammy DeMel didn't immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday.
October 18, 2017

Atlanta Blog Posts

Telling Atlanta's History Through Crowd-Sourcing

Crowd-sourcing isn’t a common way to curate a history exhibit but that's how the Atlanta History Center opted to put together a new show about...

February 16th, 2016

Atlanta's First Private Club For Millennials

There’s a new private club opening its doors in Atlanta. The Gathering Spot bills itself as the city’s first private club for millennials, where...

January 26th, 2016

Raising Startup Money: A Woman's Perspective

Cardiologist Sheila Woodhouse discovered how difficult raising startup money can be when she founded the company DoxMed, which provides an app that...

December 23rd, 2015

Launching A Startup: Lessons Learned

Although Georgia tops a recent national list of women-owned businesses, only a fraction of technology businesses are founded and led by women....

December 22nd, 2015