On Second Thought For Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The U.S. Senate plans to vote this Friday on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Given his record, predictions are that Kavanaugh will shift the court to a conservative majority. That got us wondering about what cases are on the docket for the term that began on Monday. We spoke with Fred Smith, Jr. about cases to watch during the 2018-2019 term. Smith is an associate professor of law at Emory University School of Law.

Hip-hop ignited on the streets of The Bronx in the late 1970s and caught fire on the West Coast in the 80s and 90s. Hot spots sprung up across the country, but it is in Atlanta where the scene has simmered for decades. Artists from all three coasts gather each year at the A3C Festival & Conference. We talk with a panel about Atlanta’s place in the development of hip-hop and trap music, and we also discuss the recent controversy over Maroon 5 being chosen for Atlanta's Super Bowl halftime show. Many people say an artist or band should have been picked that showcases the city’s rich music heritage, particularly the hip-hop scene.

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