State officials say more than 100,000 service members from Georgia were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2012. Nationally, about 20% of veterans coming back from those conflicts have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

The Atlanta organization Alchemy Sky Foundation helps people heal through music. It recently worked with a group of metro Atlanta veterans to create a song called "Adjust Fire." Jaye Budd, a musician and founder of Alchemy Sky Foundation, and Marcus McCreaery, an Army veteran with the project, joined On Second Thought to share details about the experience. 

On Second Thought for Friday, May 24, 2019

Madam C.J. Walker died 100 years ago this month. In the early 20th century, she cemented her legacy by creating a hair salve designed for African-American women. Her contributions to black beauty products are still felt in Georgia and across the country.

GPB’s Morning Edition host Leah Fleming spoke with Walker’s great-granddaughter A’lelia Bundles. A’lelia is also a black hair historian and journalist.

The Jazz Krunk Orkestra stopped by On Second Thought on their way to the Atlanta Jazz Festival, which begins Friday, May 25.


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