"On Second Thought" For Monday, March 25, 2019

More than a half a million Americans are homeless. In metro Atlanta, more than 3,000 people live on the streets, in shelters and in cars.

A new traveling museum uses stories, photos and virtual reality to give visitors a sense of what it's like to be homeless. It's called Dignity Museum, and the traveling museum shares the stories of those who are often forgotten. 

 


Terrence Lester created Dignity Museum to take visitors through a journey to promote a hopeful future of equality, opportunity and justice. Lester is also co-founder of  Love Beyond Walls. He and his wife, Cecila, started the nonprofit in College Park in 2013 to raise awareness of homelessness, as well as serving the homeless community.

Lester spoke with "On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott about the museum and the work he does at Love Beyond Walls.

The $706 million project to dredge 32 miles of the Savannah River aims to make room for super-sized freighters from the Panama Canal. It could also make room for two waterborne species: the shortnose sturgeon and the Atlantic sturgeon.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes constructing a rock weir and fish passage to allow the endangered fish access to their historic spawning grounds on the Augusta shoals.

GPB’s Drew Dawson joined “On Second Thought” to explain why the proposal has stirred up arguments in communities along Georgia waterways.

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