On Second Thought for Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Live stage productions and plays can frustrate the deaf community. That’s why a pair of UGA alumni decided to create their non-profit, Hands In! It’s a theater company in Athens that produces original plays in American Sign Language. The co-founders and directors want to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds by spreading awareness of ASL in dramatic media.
Beach and Ede spoke with On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott about their latest production, Wanderland. They also talked about their plans to expand on arts and culture for members of the deaf community.
Collisions that involve bikers and walkers have increased 53 percent in metro Atlanta in recent years. Thomas Wheatley, articles aditor at Atlanta Magazine, joins On Second Thought do discuss flaws in city planning that creates dangerous pedestrian-vehicle interactions.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has championed climate change issues both in Atlanta and in front of Congress. She, and former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, have been advocates for going green. Climate Scientist Dr. Kim Cobb from Georgia Tech and author of Sudden Spring, Rick Van Noy speak with On Second Thought to look at what cities can do to address climate change, even if national leaders are less supportive of those efforts.
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