On Second Thought For Friday, March 29, 2019

Today's show featured conversations on disaster relief for Georgia communities, a new release from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a recap of bills moving through the state legislature.

Since Hurricane Michael, On Second Thought has heard from Georgia farmers whose crops were devastated by the storm. Their 2018 farm loans are coming due and yet the promised federal disaster funds they need to balance their books isn't here. Sen. David Perdue joined On Second Thought to provide an update on these funds.


The penultimate day of the 2019 legislative session brings discussion of medical marijuana cultivation, a controversial ban on most abortions and a proposed takeover of the airport. Next week marks Sine Die, the last day for a bill to pass both chambers and head to Gov. Brian Kemp for approval. Otherwise, the legislation will have to wait to pass until January 2020. GPB reporter Stephen Fowler joined On Second Thought to discuss the ins and outs of the legislative session.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra released a new album of music from one of its own, Michael Kurth. In addition to pieces inspired by graffiti and travel, it features his choral work called "Misere." Kurth joined Sarah Zaslaw of GPB's Nightcap and The ASO to discuss his album, Everything Lasts Forever.

Rachel Devlin also joined the show to discuss her book, "A Girl Stands at the Door," on the power of women's grassroot organizing to change school segregation.

Wikipedia is a highly visited site on the internet, yet only about 17 percent of biographies posted on it are about women. In addition, less than 10 percent of editors are women. On Saturday, March 29, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta joins cultural institutions across the country for the "Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon." On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott spoke with Eva Berlin, digital content specialist at the High Museum, and Melissa Katzin, manager of family programs at the High Museum, about the event.

 

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