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On Second Thought Episodes

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Voter Registration sign.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Two lawsuits loom: in one, several civil rights organizations allege that tens of thousands of voter applications are missing. In the other, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp is investigating 85,000 new voter applications because allegations of fraud have been leveled by the New Georgia Project.

October 29, 2014
Photo from Lost n Found Website.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Williams Institute says almost 40% of homeless youths are LGBT. The National Coalition for the Homeless says they are at higher risk of victimization, mental health problems and unsafe sexual practices. Atlanta has a shelter for them called Lost-n-Found. It it is not enough. And there is almost always a waiting list for its beds.

October 28, 2014
Senate debate Perdue and Nunn

Monday, October 27, 2014

You are not seeing things. And this shot was not sent to Photoshop, or changed by After Effects. This is a frame from last night’s Atlanta Press Club Debate between Georgia gubernatorial candidates Nunn and Perdue. It aired live on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

October 27, 2014
Guests on the segment the Break Room

Friday, October 24, 2014

If you heard it, you may well have wondered what this bunch looks like. If you didn’t, it’s easily accessible here. It’s the first broadcast of Break Room, a regular Friday feature of GPB’s new talk show, On Second Thought.

October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Touch no one. That has been Dr. Kimberly Pringle’s first and inflexible rule of life for the month she has been in Sierra Leone. She’s been in a lot of places, dealing with public health crises. Ebola is like nothing else. She represents the CDC, and is building a database. Her mission is education: of local caregivers and patients and residents. Join us at 9 a.m. Thursday morning, as Celeste Headlee talks with Dr. Kimberly Pringle, a fascinating conversation with an extraordinary woman.

October 22, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

When does your vote mean the most? It’s not during a presidential election year, but in the smaller elections that most people pay no attention to. Melody Crowder-Meyer of Sewanee: The University of the South joins us to talk about small votes and big impacts. We’ll also speak about the influence of third party candidates. Also, a nightmare scenario - you are pulled over for a broken taillight, but the police end up taking your car and any cash you have. And it's legal! It’s called civil forfeiture, and we’ll Break It Down for you.

October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What makes voters choose one candidate over another? Does character really count? Or military service? Frank Orlando of St. Leo University helps us understand voters’ choices. Also, how will Georgia’s hospitals deal with the new law that requires them to allow guns inside? Andy Miller of Georgia Health News has details. And PBS host Tavis Smiley joins us to talk about his new book that details the last year in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The book is called Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year.

October 8, 2014
Cover art for Belle.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Today, we have a guide to November’s election. Kelli Persons of the League of Women Voters and Jim Tharpe of Politifact Georgia join us to explain what will be on the ballot and what is the real difference between the candidates. Also film producer Chad Darnell explains why Georgia could start losing film jobs to other states and renowned director Ama Assante talks about her film, Belle, and the challenges for women in the motion picture industry.

September 24, 2014