On Second Thought for Friday, May 6, 2016
Actor Tony Hale first rose to fame as the ultimate mama's boy Buster Bluth on the show "Arrested Development." Now Tony Hale stars in the HBO series, “Veep.” His character is the personal assistant to President Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Hale isn’t from Georgia, but he spends a lot of time here because his parents live in the Macon area. We spoke with him about his career.
We get a look at "gaslighting," a commonly used tactic of psychological abuse in romantic relationships from a Vox Teen Communications reporter.
And Sunday is Mother's Day, a tough time for some new mothers whose babies are in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. Babies in the NICU are either too small or too sick to go home. Research finds cuddling is important for babies who are born prematurely or have serious health issues, but some parents are unable to stay in the hospital and give their newborns the constant affection they need. A program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta allows volunteers to hold, cuddle, and rock babies. It's called Baby Buddies. Producer Linda Chen follows one volunteer during a shift and brings us this audio postcard.
Then, The Breakroom returns with a panel of voices from Georgia's healthy agriculture industry. Our farmers mull over the merits of a shorter work week, discuss political favoritism on college campuses, and talk about whether a Trump-Gingrich presidential ticket would appeal to voters.