"On Second Thought" For Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

If you see rows of trucks and traffic cones lining streets, they could signal new productions being filmed in Georgia. These projects, like HBO's upcoming comic book adaptation "Watchmen," contribute to Georgia's multi-billion dollar film industry.

Kalena Boller, host of GPB's "The Credits" podcast, joined "On Second Thought" to share her insider knowledge on new movies and television shows filmed in the state.

Paste Magazine recently published its list of highly anticipated 2019 albums, including new releases from Lizzo, Solange, Jenny Lewis and Grace Potter. Josh Jackson, editor of Paste Magazine, stopped by "On Second Thought" to share his favorites as well as preview concerts around Georgia.

Jackson also discussed upcoming concerts from Lake Street Dive (Macon, Jan. 14), King Tuff (Athens, Jan. 15), and Cher (Duluth, Jan. 25).

Frank Reiss and Emmy Carmichael from A Cappella Books in Atlanta stopped by "On Second Thought" to share their recommendations for our "Southern Reading List." It's our series of authors and readers sharing books that define and reflect the South.

Carmichael recommends Caleb Johnson's "Treeborne" and Hannah Pittard's "Visible Empire." Reiss recommends Anne Gisleson's "The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading" and Michael Farris Smith's "The Fighter."

Southern soul-rock artist, Liz Brasher has a new album out Jan. 18. It's called "Painted Image." We spoke with Brasher in June of 2018 ahead of her performance at City Winery in Atlanta.

Brasher is from a mixed family, from the Dominican Republic and Italy. But she grew up in a small town in North Carolina, where she attended a Southern Baptist church. That’s where she learned to sing in the Spanish choir and found her love for gospel music.

Once discovering the Memphis, Tennessee, music scene, she adopted it as her new home. She signed a record deal with Fat Possum Records and released "Body of Mine" and her latest EP “Outcast." At the beginning of 2018, she was also announced as NPR’s Slingshot Artist. Friday marks 21 into the partial government shutdown, with little sign of resolution.

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump made a prime-time appeal to fund the border wall, which is the sticking point. On Wednesday, he walked out of a meeting with congressional leaders. Democrats said President Trump threw a "temper tantrum." That impasse in Washington reverberates across Georgia, which is home to more than 71,000 civilian employees – around four percent of the federal workforce, according to the Office of Personnel Management. We checked in with Georgians to find out how the shutdown is affecting them.

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