On Second Thought For Friday, September 28, 2018

The ongoing debate over so-called religious freedom laws recently surfaced in the Georgia gubernatorial race. Democrat Stacey Abrams told a group in Savannah the law is unnecessary -- and could prevent prospective employers from setting up shop in Georgia. Meanwhile, Republican rival Brian Kemp has pledged to sign a religious protection law. That got us thinking about the nature of laws on Georgia’s books. We learn about some curious and outdated ones.

Rick Bragg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, found his way back home to the Appalachian Foothills. His book, “The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table,” is an ode to the working class food of the region. Host Virginia Prescott spoke to him in front of a live audience at the Decatur Book Festival.

The late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain changed the way a lot of people think and write about food. He traveled the world for his CNN show, Parts Unknown. From Nairobi to Atlanta, he brought us along for the ride. Bourdain took his life in June. CNN is airing the final season of Parts Unknown. We look back on Bourdain’s legacy in the culinary world.