About two dozen Georgia counties and cities are involved in one of the largest civil trials in U.S. history. They’re some of about 2,000 local governments suing opioid manufacturers and distributors. 

Learn about a proposal floated Tuesday to group participants into an unprecedented “negotiation class.” University of Georgia Law Professor Elizabeth Burch joins On Second Thought.

Also, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Steven Rich from the Washington Post joins On Second Thought to outline how court proceedings are used to get documents and data that show where massive amounts of the drugs have gone in Georgia -- and the deadly results.

On Second Thought for Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019

Rick Rojas is the New York Times’ new national correspondent for the South. He shifts into the position on the heels of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. Join us as we check in with him.

Susan Rebecca White’s new novel, We Are All Good People, is about two privileged young white women growing up in the 1960s who take different paths during the Civil Rights Movement. It’s an Atlanta-based story from a Georgia-based author. Get a preview as she visits On Second Thought to discuss it.


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