On Second Thought For Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Georgia was once a leader in the oyster canning business, but the last cannery closed in the 1960s.
In the past few years, however, a group of people have helped revive the Georgia oyster — through farming.
Bryan Rackely, co-owner of Kimball House — a Decatur restaurant where Georgia oysters are now on the menu — also joined the conversation about these briny bivalves.
In 1920, African American farmers owned 14% of all American farmland. Today, black growers own just 2%, according to census data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm and author of Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land, joined On Second Thought for a discussion about farming and food justice.
Kandace Springs covers several genres on her latest album Indigo. The Nashville native was born into a musical household. Her father, Scat Springs, was a soul singer who sang backup for Brian McKnight, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Donna Summer.
Kandace talked to On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott about working with Prince, fixing up cars and making music.
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