On Second Thought For Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Why? We talk with a pair of experts about new research that points to what goes wrong during patient treatment and ask if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should be involved in raising awareness about this as a public health issue.
And Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane is almost as known for his run-ins with the law as he is for his raw, Southern-fried lyrics. He was recently released from prison after serving almost three years, but incarceration didn’t do much to curb his creative drive. From behind bars, he released more than a dozen new albums, a movie, and an autobiography is in the works. Host Celeste Headlee speaks with Atlanta hip-hop artist Makonnen and hip-hop scholar Regina Bradley about Gucci Mane’s influence on hip-hop in the South.
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Surprised? We talk about the fatal mistakes that can happen under a doctor's watch. Plus, we discuss Gucci Mane's creative drive, a NASA project that gets UGA students involved and pioneering historian Raymond Gavins.
A team of students from the University of Georgia have been selected to collaborate with NASA and the Air Force on a project. The CubeSat Launch Initiative will send DAWGSat into low Earth orbit to help analyze vegetation and ocean waters. We speak with one of the team members, UGA student Caleb Adams, about the research and teamwork it takes to help launch a cube satellite.
Plus, professor Raymond Gavins passed away last week, leaving behind a powerful legacy from his time as a historian at Duke University. The Atlanta native helped build an audio treasure trove of previously unheard African-American voices from the era of legalized segregation. The collection is known as the "Behind the Veil Project." We take a moment to eulogize Gavins and remember the arduous journey he took in order to better his fellow man.