A record number of guns were confiscated in 2017 at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. According to the Transportation Security Administration, 245 guns were caught. All but 23 were loaded. This increase follows a national trend. But for yet another year, the Atlanta airport leads the nation in the number of guns found. We talk about why with Kelly Yamanouchi, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution who focuses on airport-related stories. Also Tom Barton, a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer.
A new Atlanta Hawks stadium was slated to break ground this month in College Park. But community members have asked city leaders to halt construction until there’s more proof it will be worth the cost. Both Suntrust Park and Mercedes-Benz Stadium each cost billions of dollars to build. We talk about the economic payoff and possible pitfalls of sports stadiums with Benjamin Flowers, Professor of Architecture at Georgia Tech. Also Michael Ault, Executive Director for the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. Sacramento has seen some economic boom since starting construction on their own basketball arena in 2014.
Atlanta based Adult Swim is home to a number of hit TV shows like Rick and Morty, Squidbillies, and the Venture Brothers. Many of us at On Second Thought are huge fans. So imagine our delight to find Adult Swim is just five minutes away. Last month, we took a tour of their studios. We chatted with many producers about not just their TV shows, but their streaming shows as well. Adult Swim now offers a full host of online, live streamed programs. We walk around the Williams Street studio to see how the magic is made.