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On Second Thought

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On Second Thought is a one hour, daily news talk show, airing at 9 a.m. ET weekdays on Georgia Public Broadcasting hosted by Virginia Prescott. Timely conversations about all topics relating to Georgia including politics, healthcare, education, music, literature and race. We bring you stories you won't hear elsewhere and voices that are often ignored. The show has a no-pundit policy because we're interested in information, not talking points. On Second Thought incorporates the comments and ideas of listeners into its stories, and welcomes input from the Georgia community. Stream live at www.gpb.org/radio at 9 a.m. ET Monday-Friday.

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On Second Thought is a one hour, daily news talk show, airing at 9 a.m. ET weekdays on Georgia Public Broadcasting hosted by Virginia Prescott. Timely conversations about all topics relating to Georgia including politics, healthcare, education, music, literature and race. We bring you stories you won't hear elsewhere and voices that are often ignored. The show has a no-pundit policy because we're interested in information, not talking points. On Second Thought incorporates the comments and ideas of listeners into its stories, and welcomes input from the Georgia community. Stream live at www.gpb.org/radio at 9 a.m. ET Monday-Friday.

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iTunes Ratings

19 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Cover image of On Second Thought

On Second Thought

Updated 9 days ago

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On Second Thought is a one hour, daily news talk show, airing at 9 a.m. ET weekdays on Georgia Public Broadcasting hosted by Virginia Prescott. Timely conversations about all topics relating to Georgia including politics, healthcare, education, music, literature and race. We bring you stories you won't hear elsewhere and voices that are often ignored. The show has a no-pundit policy because we're interested in information, not talking points. On Second Thought incorporates the comments and ideas of listeners into its stories, and welcomes input from the Georgia community. Stream live at www.gpb.org/radio at 9 a.m. ET Monday-Friday.

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Rank #1: Julia Phillips' Debut Novel 'Disappearing Earth' Reimagines Detective Fiction

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Surrounded by mountains and the sea, Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula is extremely isolated; there aren’t even roads or rail lines to the area. In Julia Phillips’ new novel, it’s the site where two young Russian sisters vanish one afternoon after walking along the seashore. Disappearing Earth is not a mystery or true crime novel. There’s no detective discovering long-held secrets among the townsfolk, no red herrings nor a final reveal. Instead, the novel explores a series of stories about women and girls affected by – and connected to – the panic surrounding the loss.
Aug 20 2019
17 mins
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Rank #2: UGA Gliders Dive Deep To Improve Hurricane Predictions

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Forecasters predict a more active hurricane season this year, now that the El Nino weather pattern has ended. Current predictions estimate as many as 10 to 17 possible named storms. Getting accurate models of a hurricane’s path plays a big part in coastal communities’ ability to stay safe. Researchers at the University of Georgia aim to improve the precision of these models by launching underwater autonomous gliders to collect data from the briny deep.
Aug 20 2019
14 mins
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Rank #3: Video Game Violence Once United Political Parties. Why Is It A Partisan Issue Now?

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In the aftermath of mass shootings, debate over why these massacres keep happening — and how to fix them — bubbles up again. And, after the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Donald Trump again pointed to mental illness and violent video games. Politicians singling out video games for inspiring violence isn't new. (Nor is the research debunking this connection .) In the past, however, moral outrage and blame came from both sides of the political aisle. Now, a recent article in The Atlantic argues that the topic has become an increasingly partisan issue.
Aug 20 2019
17 mins
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Rank #4: On Second Thought For Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

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UGA is using underwater gliders, a kind of autonomous robot, to collect data to help better predict hurricanes. Previous models based on satellite data could easily see water temperature at the surface, but glider data now adds important measures from below the surface that can impact the strength of hurricanes. On Second Thought talks to Catherine Edwards, assistant professor at UGA’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.
Aug 20 2019
48 mins
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Rank #5: Judge Orders Paper-Based Georgia Elections For 2020 Onward

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Federal Judge Amy Totenberg has ruled Georgia will use its outdated voting machines for one more election . Then, it’s time for a change. Georgia is currently one of five states that relies on electronic voting machines, but officials are currently working to implement a new $107 million ballot-marking device system that includes touchscreen machines with a printed paper ballot component. A lawsuit filed in 2017 says the current touchscreen direct-recording electronic (DRE) voting system is outdated, flawed, and insecure. The ultimate goal of the legal challenge is to move Georgia to hand-marked paper ballots, though Totenberg has denied that request for the last two years.
Aug 19 2019
9 mins
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Rank #6: On Second Thought For Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

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Judge Amy Totenberg has ruled Georgia will use its outdated voting machines for one more election. Then, it’s time for change. Delve into the 153-page ruling with GPB politics reporter Stephen Fowler . A metro Atlanta police department is trying out a pilot program to help opioid users go to treatment facilities instead of jail. Travel there for the story with GPB’s Ellen Eldridge .
Aug 19 2019
49 mins
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Rank #7: Atlanta Offers Alternative To Georgia's Ban Of Removing Confederate Monuments

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Two years ago, far-right groups gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to oppose the city council's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a public park. Those protests culminated in a "Unite The Right" rally, where members of Alt-Right, white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups clashed with counter-protestors ⁠— one of whom was killed. More than 49 people were injured.
Aug 19 2019
17 mins
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Rank #8: Designing Age-Friendly Communities To Avoid 'Discriminating Against Our Future'

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Georgia is aging … fast. Estimates indicate that by 2030, one in five Georgia residents will be 65 years of age or older. By 2050, the number of Georgians older than 85 will triple from 2010. To get ahead of these demographic shifts, some businesses and organizations are trying to anticipate the needs of Georgia’s population by developing “age-friendly communities.” The Atlanta Regional Commission recently held a forum on building age-friendly communities in both the metro Atlanta area as well as across the state.
Aug 19 2019
17 mins
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Rank #9: Actor, Producer Jameelah Nuriddin Reflects On 'Making Room' For Women In Film

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Many Georgians are familiar with the long list of iconic movies filmed in Georgia — Driving Miss Daisy , Fried Green Tomatoes , Forrest Gump — back when filming in the state used to be a rare occurrence. That all changed in 2008 when the film industry in Georgia exploded after the state legislature passed the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act — making Georgia the Hollywood of the South. As film and television executives debate whether to stay in Georgia , there’s still a push to increase the diversity of voices on set.
Aug 16 2019
14 mins
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Rank #10: From 'Wire And Wood' To Rock Star Icon: Exhibition At MODA Examines Guitar Design

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Whether it's the twang of a blues tune, the finger-picking of a folk song, or the shredding in heavy metal music, the guitar is central to our concept of popular music. But how does the design — the look, sound and feel — play into how a guitar becomes iconic? Right now, the Museum of Design Atlanta, otherwise known as MODA, has an exhibition exploring exactly that. It's called "Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars" and it's on display until Sept. 29.
Aug 16 2019
34 mins
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