On Second Thought is a GPB talk show about news and culture hosted by Virginia Prescott.
The show was put on hiatus during the Covid-19 crisis, but there’s a deep archive of conversations at gpb.org/ost.
Since the pandemic, Virginia has continued to produce features on authors, newsmakers and creators for GPB News. You can watch dozens of conversations she’s hosted for the Atlanta History Center’s Virtual Author Talk series here.
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Author Grace Elizabeth Hale joined Virginia Prescott for one of the Atlanta History Center’s virtual author talks. Her new book, Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia Launched Alternative Music And Changed American Culture, documents the rise of the small Georgia town as a “new kind of American bohemia,” exploring the factors and the artists that made it possible. Hear their conversation about the rise of bands like R.E.M., The B-52's and Pylon, and how the Athens scene that they established offered an alternative option for Southerners who didn't fit the mold of the mainstream.
A frontline doctor and advocate for Georgia's immigrant and refugee populations on supporting and encouraging some of the people most vulnerable to COVID-19.
One frontline doctor shares how he's supporting other, more marginalized frontline workers, especially within migrant and refugee populations; historian and author Grace Elizabeth Hale on her new book, "Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture"
Virginia Prescott is the Gracie Award-winning host of On Second Thought for Georgia Public Broadcasting.
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