A new investigation has found more than $40 million in taxpayer dollars have been spent over the past decade on the maintenance and expansion of Confederate monuments and sites. A pair of journalists visited more than 50 of those sites and filed 175 open records requests to track public spending.

Brian Palmer and Seth Freed Wessler reported "The Costs of the Confederacy" for the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, which collaborated with Smithsonian Magazine on the story. They joined "On Second Thought" to share their findings."On Second Thought" for Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." That's the line that opens Jane Austen's famed literary classic "Pride and Prejudice." It is also a truth universally acknowledged that the novel still captures people's hearts hundreds of years after its publication.

A new stage adaptation, "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley," picks up two years after the novel's conclusion. The play is currently running at Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta.

Director Carolyn Cook, along with actors Jasmine Thomas and Jeanette Illidge, joined "On Second Thought" to discuss their first Austen encounters and the play's themes of community, family and romance.

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