"On Second Thought" For Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Masters begins tomorrow at the legendary Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It's among professional golf's most prestigious tournaments, bringing in big names like Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.

Last week, the golf course made history, hosting its first women's tournament: the Augusta National Women's Amateur. On Second Thought spoke with Bob Harig, senior golf writer for ESPN who joined the program from Augusta, about what it took to get women on the famous green. Anya Alvarez, former Ladies Professional Golf Association player and women's sports journalist, also joined the conversation from New York.

 


When it comes to hip-hop, Atlanta boasts some big names: CeeLo, T.I., Ludacris, André 3000, Big Boi, Killer Mike, and the list goes on...and on. And there are always new chart toppers coming out of the Southern capital all the time. But that wasn't always the case.

"I think we tend to have some revisionist history when we look back on the '90s, when it comes to Atlanta music," said Atlanta-based entertainment reporter Jewel Wicker. "But Atlanta really had to fight to prove that it was a hip-hop city."

For more than three decades, Erma Bombeck drew laughs from her life as a suburban mom. Bombeck's syndicated newspaper column reached some 30 million readers. She was also a best-selling author and regular on Good Morning America.

Although it was less well known, Bombeck also campaigned across the country for the Equal Rights Amendment — just one of the things uncovered in a play about the famous columnist, called Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End.

The play wraps up a sold-out run at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville on April 14, but will return to the theatre next summer. We caught up with playwrights Allison and Margaret Engel. The twin sisters joined us on the line from County Monigan, Ireland, where they're on a writers retreat.