For many lucky enough to still have a job, getting dressed and made-up is a vestige of normalcy in a world that feels upended. For others, gray roots, shaggy beards and chipped nails are the last thing to worry about. But what has this unprecedented period behind closed doors revealed about our self-care and priorities? And what will happen to the beauty market when it’s all over?

On Second Thought explores these questions, which are particularly pertinent now that Gov. Brian Kemp has given the green light for barbershops and hair and nail salons to re-open.

The closure of schools, restaurants and hotels has wreaked havoc on the nation’s food culture, from one end of the supply chain to the other. Jon Jackson, founder of Comfort Farms in Milledgeville, joined On Second Thought to share what they’re dealing with, as well as how he got into farming in the first place. We also learn about StagVets, of which he’s executive director, and how it helps veterans dealing with PTSD.

"On Second Thought" for Friday, April 24, 2020.

Helping Mamas is an Atlanta-based non-profit that collects and distributes essential baby items — like diapers, wipes, cribs, clothing and bottles — to organizations that serve women and children living in poverty. Now, amid coronavirus, quarantines, and mass unemployment, struggling families are facing new challenges — and Helping Mamas is seeing an increase in demand. Learn how this local non-profit and its partner agencies are helping amid the crisis. 


“The Squad” gets a lot of media attention, but they are just one part of the record number of women elected to Congress in 2018. Veteran Congressional reporter Jennifer Steinhauer gives a behind-the-scenes look at the remarkably diverse women making their way from outsiders to legislators in her new book, The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress. The Atlanta History Center has launched a virtual author talk series, hosted by Virginia Prescott, and the first was with Steinhauer. We hear an excerpt from that digital event.


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