On Second Thought For Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018

Here’s something you add to your burn book. "Mean Girls" is now a Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical. The musical is up for 12 awards. (That’s so fetch!) The play features an all-star cast of mainstays and breakouts, including Grey Henson, who is nominated for the Tony for best featured actor in a musical. Henson grew up in Macon and plays Damian in the show. The actor talked with On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott about life on Broadway and what it’s like working with Tina Fey.

Muslims all over the world celebrate Ramadan this month. The holy month began two weeks ago. Muslims fast during this time to commemorate the Islamic prophet Muhammad's first revelation about the Quran. "Identity Politics" podcast hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali are trying to change the misconceptions about what it means to Muslim in America. Saleem is based in Atlanta and Ali is in Washington, D.C. On Second Thought producer Fenly Foxen spoke to them about being black, Muslim and women in America.

Atlanta-based musician Angie Aparo has had a whirlwind of a music career. He got his big break when he wrote the Grammy Award-winning song “Cry” for Faith Hill. He also co-wrote songs with Tim McGraw and sang with the Zac Brown Band. Atlanta-based musician Angie Aparo has had a whirlwind of a music career. He got his big break when he wrote the Grammy Award-winning song “Cry” for Faith Hill. He also co-wrote songs with Tim McGraw and sang with the Zac Brown Band. This is a rare form of stroke that left Aparo unable to communicate and with a critical memory lapse. Two years after the nearly crippling incident, he is back performing in local venues around Atlanta. He sat down with us to talk about his long road back to recovery.