On Second Thought For Thursday, October 11, 2018

Jim Crow laws gave rise to horrific violence, humilitation and race-based terror, which makes "The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America," a new examination of segregation as a means of protecting African-American culture all the more provocative. 


Saint Louis University law professor Anders Walker makes the argument that contemporary concepts of multiculturalism came from arguments against integration, championed by 20th-century Southern white writers and influential black intellectuals. We asked Walker about this unconventional angle on history before an event at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

After three albums, an EP and spending most of her life in Georgia, the musician Adron has taken her guitar and signature whistle to Los Angeles. The singer-songwriter-instrumentalist talked with us about how 1970s soul music influenced her newest album, "Water Music," and her favorite musical memories of Atlanta. Adron also performed three songs, including a bonus track by the same name, in the GPB studio.