On Second Thought For Monday, Aug. 26, 2019

Aug 26, 2019

Georgia Power is on track to close its coal ash ponds by sometime next year, and who regulates that process could change soon.  The federal EPA wants to give that oversight to the states. The public has until Aug. 27 to weigh in on the possible transition. Grant Blankenship visits On Second Thought to discuss what it could mean for the environment.


If there’s one thing Georgia has a ton of — actually a billion tons — it’s trees.  The state leads the country in acres of private timberland and volume of timber harvested.  Some in the timber industry think more of that wood should be turned into electricity.  

GPB’s Emily Jones speaks with timber industry stakeholders to explore potential consequences of turning to timber harvesting to generate energy.  

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, domestic violence and sexual assault are the leading causes of injuries for young women and girls over the age of 15 in Georgia. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing teen dating violence, you can text Project SAFE's Teen Textline at (706) 765-8019.  If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can call the statewide domestic violence hotline at 1-800-334-2836.

Celebrated poet Ocean Vuong speaks with On Second Thought to discuss his debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.  Discover how he uses rich language to explore violence and beauty on On Second Thought and at this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival.

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