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Listeners Program On Second Thought's First Anniversary Show!

It's the first anniversary of "On Second Thought" at Georgia Public Broadcasting! Listen back to some of the best show segments from the past year, selected by our listeners, including a tribute to Nina Simone, a farewell to the animated series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," a look at life as a homeless LGBT teenager and what it's like to be in an Asian-American gang.

October 20, 2015

Telehealth | ELEVATE Atlanta | Sjohnna McCray

When your closest medical care facility is over an hour away, what do you do? Host Celeste Headlee talks about providing healthcare through telemedicine with Dr. Jean Sumner. Then a look at ELEVATE, a nine-day event that showcases Atlanta's arts and culture, with curator Fahamu Pecou and Atlanta's Cultural Affairs executive director Camille Russell Love. Plus, a conversation with award-winning poet Sjohnna McCray, who draws a lot of inspiration from his parents' relationship.

October 19, 2015

Prison Doctors, Patient Deaths | Rhythm Therapy | The Breakroom

About a year ago, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported that more than 20% of prison doctors working in Georgia have troubled pasts. That includes physicians, like Yvon Nazaire with records of misconduct that resulted in patient deaths. Plus, why cancer patients come together every week for drum circle therapy at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

October 16, 2015

Alice Walker At Home | Peach Pubescence | Killer Food

Author Alice Walker’s rural Georgia upbringing had a heavy influence on her writing. Walker became the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for her novel, “The Color Purple.” Plus, what makes the peach such a Southern success? It’s sweet taste, of course, but also its fuzzy skin according to historian Thomas Okie.

October 15, 2015

Are College Students Tough Enough? | Income-Based Public Housing

“Helicopter parenting” has been under scrutiny for years, and one possible effect of the always-present-parent is showing up on college campuses. Student anxiety over “everyday stress” is now the number one issue for college students. And did you know the University of Georgia lets former students appeal to have a class removed from their school record years after the class is over?

October 14, 2015

Teaching Telenovelas | Squirrel Census | Logical Fallacies

Telenovelas are Spanish language entertainment known for over-the-top storylines, but a class at the University of Georgia examines how telenovelas reflect and shape the everyday lives of those who watch them. Plus, Jamie Allen is a fiction writer living in Atlanta with an unusual hobby. In 2012, he assembled a team of to try and figure out just how many squirrels were living in Inman Park.

October 13, 2015

Financial LIteracy For the Family| Questions Of Origin | Meng Lim

One way to better prepare kids for future money challenges is to teach them the basics of budgeting early on. Host Celeste Headlee is trying this at home with her 17-year-old son Grant in hopes that he won’t make the same mistakes she did along the road to adulthood. Plus, Georgia photographer Ashley Kauschinger on her new exhibit that explores her relationship with her mother.

October 13, 2015

Chris Kattan | On Set In Georgia | The Breakroom

During his eight-season stint on Saturday Night Live, Chris Kattan left viewers of the 1990s with a collection of quotable characters. This weekend, he performs stand-up at the Atlanta Improv. Plus, we check in on what film projects are happening around the state and ask The Breakroom to weigh Ty Cobb's sports legacy against his rumored legacy as a racist.

October 9, 2015

Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver | Politifact | A Culture Of Corruption

In 1967, Kathleen Cleaver joined the Black Panther Party after leaving the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Atlanta. Cleaver, now a lecturer at Emory University, shares her experience as an activist for racial equality in a new documentary, "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of The Revolution.” Plus, is there a culture of corruption in Dekalb County?

October 8, 2015

Asian-American Experience Explored In 'Tiger Style' | Global Black History

Playwright Mike Lew tackles the issue of “tiger parenting” and Asian-American stereotypes in a funny new play called “Tiger Style!” Plus, historian Oneyka has been researching the history of black people in Tudor England for over two decades for his new book, “Blackamoores.”

October 6, 2015

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