As 2019 begins, a true Georgia personality is embarking on a new journey: retirement. Everett Griner, 92, began his broadcasting career in 1948 and spent decades as a farm reporter and producer for Southeast AgNet. Griner recently retired on the farm and joined "On Second Thought" on the line from Moultrie, Georgia.
Black Dot Bookstore founder Kazemde Ajamu adds a few more books to our "Southern Reading List" series.
Atlanta-based musician Angie Aparo has had a whirlwind of a music career. He got his big break when he wrote the Grammy Award-winning song “Cry” for Faith Hill. He also co-wrote songs with Tim McGraw and sang with the Zac Brown Band. But after several years writing and recording music, in April 2016 Aparo's life took a sharp turn. He suffered a spontaneous carotid artery dissection. This is a rare form of stroke that left Aparo unable to communicate and with a critical memory lapse. Two years after the nearly crippling incident, he is back performing in local venues around Atlanta. He sat down with us to talk about his long road back to recovery. He also performed for us in studio.
Aparo performs Wednesday, Jan. 2 in Decatur.
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