On Second Thought For Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

Aug 14, 2019

Studies show farmers and agricultural workers are at elevated risk of suicide, and Georgia farmers have been especially hard hit by natural disasters and tariffs. 

Anna Scheyett, the dean of UGA’s School of Social Work, has been researching the problem. She visited On Second Thought to share her ideas to help.


This week marks the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship arrival in America.  August 20, 1619, was one of the most important dates in U.S. history. It marked the incorporation of slavery into the creation of the country, which resonates in almost every aspect of American life today.

New York Times writer Nikole Hannah-Jones, CEO of DeKalb County Michael Thurmond, and Professor of history at Northwestern University Leslie M. Harris look back at the significance of the date and the dark history that followed it.

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