On Second Thought For Monday, July 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019

An agriculture professor at the University of Georgia, James L. Carmon, talked his school into buying the costliest computer in existence in 1964 -- and it helped put a man on the moon. The computer was $3 million when the school purchased it. It’s now worth $25 million. Carmon's daughter, Lee, talked about her father's work. Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Bo Emerson joined her on On Second Thought to talk about how the computer influenced the space race.

 

 


UGA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with an exhibit of rare items collected during the Apollo 11 mission.  All Things Considered intern Makenna Smith got the details from a graduate student intern at the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.

 

The anti-abortion measure HB 481 could take effect next year if it survives legal challenges.  It would ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Ed Johnson joined On Second Thought to look at the intersection of HB 481 and the opioid crisis. He works for Morehouse School of Medicine as associate director in the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Prevention Division at the National Center for Primary Care. Jenny Carrol, a law professor from the University of Alabama, also spoke about the issue.

 

R&B star R. Kelly faces new charges after he was arrested in Chicago on Thursday. They include racketeering, forced labor and sexual exploitation of children. The crimes of which the singer is accused might seem shocking, but research shows they happen all too often. Jennifer Frisco Bartl, director of residential and clinical programs at WellSpring Living, explained efforts to help Georgia survivors.

 

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