On Second Thought For Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Why do young people do stupid things? From the “condom snorting challenge” to the “tide pod challenge,” we looked at some of the dangerous trends popular among teenagers.
A group of neo-Nazis is planning a rally later this month in Newnan, Georgia. Some people in Newnan worry this rally could get violent, and there's a Change.org petition to urge the city not to allow the rally. Is it possible to reform extremists? GPB Special Correspondent Celeste Headlee spoke with two people who left their life of hate behind them.
This is National Autism Awareness month. Research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute shows young adults with autism have higher rates of complete social isolation than people with other disabilities. One place to prevent that isolation is on the baseball field. GPB’s Leah Fleming spoke with the founder of a Georgia athletic program that’s designed to help teens and adults with autism and special needs.
Asperger’s Syndrome is a neuro-biological disorder on the higher-functioning end of the autism spectrum. Neurological disorders, as a rule, are not funny, but that doesn’t mean people who suffer from them are not. We revisited our conversation with the comedy troupe Asperger's Are Us, which disbanded earlier this year.