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GPB News Round-Up - Friday, June 14, 2019

Anthropology professor James Rilling pictured with his son, Toby and daughter, Mia. BECKY STEIN
Science Proves Men Undergo Hormonal Changes When They Become Fathers

Scientists now know that men experience measurable changes when they become parents, which is why researchers at Emory University have been looking at that connection. They conducted interviews on the rewards and challenges of being a dad with new fathers from metro Atlanta and are exploring the hormonal and neurobiological changes that come with being a dad.

James Rilling is a professor of anthropology at Emory University. He spoke to On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott about ongoing research on the neurological and hormonal influence of fatherhood.

Listen to their conversation here.


Attendance at Atlanta United games is more than double the average for Major League Soccer. GPB NEWS
Atlanta United Fans Among Most Dedicated In The World

Soccer is considered the most popular sport in the world. Half of the world's population watched some part of the month-long 2018 World Cup in Russia, according to FIFA.

As popular as soccer is globally, Georgia soccer fans still stand out for their dedication to the sport.

Atlanta United fan attendance ranks in the top 10 in the world, according to the CIES Football Observatory.

On average, 52,000 people come to an Atlanta United game; that's more than double the average match attendance for Major League Soccer.

Helping drive the team's popularity are four official supporter groups,  fan podcasts, blogs and countless social media streams.

GPB's Rickey Bevington explored Georgia's growing soccer culture in a show broadcast live on May 29 from an Atlanta United tailgate in the Gulch in downtown Atlanta.

Listen here and read excerpts of Rickey Bevington's conversation with Kelly Frances, co-host of the Atlanta United fan podcast Unrelegated, and Joel Diaz, founding member of the Atlanta United supporter group The Faction.


Looking For Your Next Summer Read? Georgia's Independent Bookstores Have You Covered

The official start of summer is just around the corner. Whether you are headed to the lake or the beach, it’s the perfect time to pick up your next favorite summer read.

On Second Thought asked a group of Georgia independent bookstore owners to recommend their favorite big hits and hidden gems for summer. Jessica Osborne from E Shaver in Savannah, Janet Geddis from Avid Bookshop in Athens and Frank Reiss from A Cappella Books in Atlanta all shared their picks for the season.

Listen to their conversation here.


Personal belongings and furniture piled up outside Limes' apartment complex during one of two evictions that took place on March 3, 2016 BRANDON CHEW / NPR
The New Scarlet Letter, E: NPR's 'On The Media' Investigates America's Eviction Crisis

Construction cranes poke through the skyline across metro Atlanta. It's a testament to growth and efforts to draw new companies and residents to call the region home. Not so visible are the millions of Americans being thrown out of their homes. It's a problem throughout the country.

The Eviction Lab at Princeton University found nearly 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016. NPR's On The Media partnered with The Eviction Lab for a four-part series called The Scarlet E: Unmasking America's Eviction Crisis.

On The Media co-host Brooke Gladstone joined On Second Thought to break down eviction rate statistics in Atlanta and other cities she report on for the series.


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