On Second Thought For Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Today on the show, we surveyed the state to discuss issues of educational policy, in addition to farming after Hurricane Michael.

GPB reporter Grant Blankenship spoke about about gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp's visions for Georgia's education system. We also spoke with farmers, comissioners, and representatives from the Georgia Farm Bureau about the devastating loss of crops in southeast and southwest Georgia due to hurricane damage.

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black spoke with the show about the ongoing relief efforts.

Irwin County pecan grower Randy Hudson and Berrien County cotton grower Mark Peele told "On Second Thought" they expect it could take generations for Georgia farmers to recoup their losses — if ever.

Andy Lucas, public relations director for the Georgia Farm Bureau, also joined the conversation. He said some Georgia farmers will likely lose their livelihoods because of Michael's destruction.

Meanwhile, GPB reporter Ross Terrell told "On Second Thought" about 2,000 Georgians are still without shelter.

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