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The Musical Life Of Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter is known for many things: Building affordable houses, helping to cure diseases, brokering peace… the list goes on. What you may not know him for is music. But the 94-year-old campaigned with the Allman Brothers, brought jazz to the White House and sang hymns with Willie Nelson.

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In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., leads a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Gov. Brian Kemp has announced he is accepting applications from those looking to fill Isakson's seat when he steps down at the end of 2019.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp takes an interesting approach to replacing Sen. Johnny Isakson by inviting all who are interested to apply for the job. Meanwhile, are we getting closer to learning which Democrats will compete for the seat?


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Journalism lost a trailblazing voice yesterday. Cokie Roberts, who covered Congress for NPR beginning in the 1970s and later joined ABC News, passed away at the age of 75. 

Schooled early in political rivalries and genteel Southern manners, Roberts became a legendary reporter and best-selling author. On Second Thought spoke with Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, to ask about his longtime colleague and friend.


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From Vincent Van Gogh to Charli XCX, many accomplished artists are thought to have synesthesia, or the blending of two or more senses. Atlanta-based sensory artist Siana Altiise also has synesthesia, and she feels compelled to use her unique perspective to create musical experiences meant to relax people.

Siana joined On Second Thought to share how she builds her meditative tracks based on both the psychology of attention and her personal experiences with synesthesia. 


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Weeks shy of his 95th birthday, former President Jimmy Carter said he doesn't believe he could have managed the most powerful office in the world at 80 years old.

Andrew Harnik / AP

An official has been put on leave and others reassigned following a report of a cancer patient bitten more than 100 times by ants at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs living center in Georgia.

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