On Second Thought For Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018

We’ve all seen it: somebody shops on their work computer, or takes really long lunches, or “borrows” supplies. The workplace doesn’t always foster the most ethical behavior. But recent University of Georgia research shows it can get worse than that. Many employees lie on their timesheets, and even trash their co-workers to get ahead. We discuss with Marie Mitchell, a Professor of Management in the Terry College of Business at UGA. And Karen Rommelfanger, a professor from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University.

If you’re rich, you have a much better chance of getting into college. The Equality of Opportunity Project found top Ivy league schools admit more students from the top one percent of earners than the bottom sixty percent combined. But: those schools get higher marks in the all-important U-S News rankings of best colleges. So, is that ranking system making the inequality gap worse? We talk with Tim Renick, Vice President for Student Success Programs at Georgia State University. GSU is a national model for graduating low-income students, though it slid thirty spots in the US News rankings. We also hear from Mitchell Stevens, a Professor of Sociology at Stanford University.

In recent years, many newspapers and magazines have abandoned their print publications for an all-digital format. From the Christian Science Monitor, to Newsweek, to Jet Magazine. Most recently, Atlanta’s Creative Loafing shrunk from a print weekly, to a monthly. We’ll talk about that tomorrow morning. But today -- the exception. One Decatur-based magazine actually moved from digital back to print. Paste Magazine is less than a year into publishing its new quarterly. We talked about the revival of print with magazine co-founder and editor-in-chief, Josh Jackson.

Author Daren Wang’s new novel, The Hidden Light of Northern Fires, offers a fresh take on American history. Daren will be at the Savannah Book Festival next month. We talk with him about finding new angles on the Civil War.