'On Second Thought' For Friday, Feb. 1, 2019

On today's show, we looked ahead to Super Bowl LIII this weekend, explored the legacy of Atlanta DJ Alley Cat and heard updates from the GPB newsroom about the Georgia legislature.

GPB reporter Stephen Fowler joined "On Second Thought" to discuss the Gov. Brian Kemp's state budget proposal and a bipartisan group of lawmakers' renewed efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.


Tom Roche is a filmmaker who captured Atlanta DJ James "Alley Pat" Patrick's life in the documentary, "Alley Pat: The Music is Recorded." He joined the show to discuss Alley Pat's start at the first black-owned radio station in the city, WERD. We also heard from Ricci de Forest, who oversees the WERD Museum in Atlanta and preserves the legacy of Alley Pat and other black artists who faced discrimination during Jim Crow.

Finally, GPB's Ross Terrell and Taylor Gantt joined the program to preview Super Bowl LIII this weekend. They discussed the protests scheduled around the city, the controversy surrounding Maroon 5's halftime performance and what to expect on Sunday.

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