"On Second Thought" For Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Southern accents are inexplicably linked to a sense of culture, identity and community. They can also summon stereotypes about intelligence and education, something writer Laura Relyea found when her family moved from Charlotte to Chicago when she was young.

Relyea explored her relationship to her own North Carolina drawl on a recent episode of "The Bitter Southerner Podcast." Her story of losing and finding her way back to her accent resonated with listeners all over Georgia. She joined "On Second Thought" to discuss how accents form a pillar of Southern identity.

 


Around 57 million people in the United States live with a disability, including around 500 thousand children, according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau. "Team Supreme" is a new superhero team that puts children with disabilities at the forefront, celebrating their strengths.

Animator and creator of "Team Supreme," Joshua Leonard, joined "On Second Thought" to discuss the origins of his superhero team and how he hopes kids connect with the characters.

It's hard to tell when, but the "what" is clear: everyone and everything that lives will someday die.  Many of us banish thoughts of the inevitable from our minds. That's not the case for Tim McDonough. The veteran actor and now retired artistic director at Emory University Theater has written a series of monologues about mortality.

McDonough visited "On Second Thought" to speak about his one-man show, "A Bunch of Different Ways I'd Like To Die."

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