Amy Kiley

Senior Producer, On Second Thought

Amy is passionate about serving the community through public radio because she believes each person has a story and that an informed society is a better one.

Her award-winning career spans 13 years in the media. She’s been a public radio host/reporter in Atlanta and Orlando, and she helped produce local radio shows in Milwaukee and Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a print reporter, she’s written for a newspaper in New Zealand and for a bilingual magazine in Chicagoland. Amy’s freelance credits include work for CNN, NPR, Marketplace and the BBC.

Amy studied Spanish in Argentina and holds B1 DELE certification in that language. She also has graduate degrees in music and liturgy. For years, she worked as a music director on the side, and she now serves as a choir section leader.

Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida on Wednesday. The hurricane is expected to hit the northeastern coast of Georgia and continue through the southwest and center of the state, according to the National Weather Service. We spoke with Marshall Shepherd, the program director for atmospheric sciences at the University of Georgia, about tracking the hurricane over the week and how meterologists convey the severity of storms. We also spoke with Gwen Cooper, an author and pet rescue expert about what to do with pets during extreme weather.

Georgia has the seventh highest rate of uninsured children in the country. The problem is especially severe in low-income communities. The report from Voices of Georgia's Children shows 80 percent of Georgia children who were eligible for medicaid or Peachcare in 2016 weren't enrolled. Virginia Prescott spoke with executive director from Voices of Georgia's Children, Erica Sitkoff, and editor of Georgia Health News, Andy Miller, about the barriers Georgians face.

There aren't many African-American males who play lead roles in superhero or Sci-Fi films. 

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.