On Second Thought For Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Aug 19, 2019

Judge Amy Totenberg has ruled Georgia will use its outdated voting machines for one more election. Then, it’s time for change. Delve into the 153-page ruling with GPB politics reporter Stephen Fowler.  

 

A metro Atlanta police department is trying out a pilot program to help opioid users go to treatment facilities instead of jail. Travel there for the story with GPB’s Ellen Eldridge.

 

 


The Atlanta Regional Commission is hosting a summit on aging Monday. The Aging Director for Atlanta Regional Commission Becky Kurtz and Executive Director of the Microlife Institute Will Johnston visited On Second Thought to discuss what considerations should be looked at now so you can plan for your future.

 

Georgia law prohibits removing Confederate monuments, so the Atlanta History Center is offering an alternative: adding context with markers.  It’s a controversial approach. Hear both sides from authors Karen Cox and Fitzhugh Brundage of Confederate Statues and Memorialization along with Sheffield Hale, president and CEO of the Atlanta History Center.

 

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