It's hard enough to eat well and stay in shape, but, in several parts of Georgia, residents don't even have access to nutritious foods. The Georgia Farmers Market Association is trying to bring awareness to the issue and help overcome barriers to access. Its initiatives connect small growers with communities that don't have good options to buy fresh, high-quality meat and produce.
To get the word out about issues of food insecurity and food equity, the association is launching Just Food Weekend. Sagdrina Brown-Jalal, executive director of the Georgia Farmers Market Association, joined "On Second Thought" to talk about the roadblocks along the path toward food justice. Chef Zu, founder of Kings Apron and a sustainable plant-based chef, also joined the conversation. Kay Powell is not easily spooked. The veteran reporter and longtime obituaries editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is known as "the doyenne of the death beat." She recently shared on an episode of WNYC's podcast, "Ten Things That Scare Me," that it's not the great beyond she fears, but the great decline. The podcast invites listeners to expose their 3 a.m. ruminations with the rest of the world, which producer Daniel Guillemette said builds people's collective sense of empathy. He and Powell joined "On Second Thought" to discuss the rational and irrational fears people share on the show.