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Kay Powell is not easily spooked. The veteran reporter and longtime obituaries editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is known as "the doyenne of the death beat." She recently shared on an episode of WNYC's podcast, "Ten Things That Scare Me," that it's not the great beyond she fears, but the great decline.

 

The podcast invites listeners to expose their 3 a.m. ruminations with the rest of the world, which producer Daniel Guillemette said builds people's collective sense of empathy. He and Powell joined "On Second Thought" to discuss the rational and irrational fears people share on the show.

 

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Several major productions are being filmed in Georgia right now.  AJC Buzz Blog writer Jennifer Brett joins us to talk about upcoming films “Boss Level,” “What Men Want,” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” We also discuss the television shows that are filming in Georgia, like “Stranger Things” and “The Walking Dead.”  

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Last September, Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz was shot to death by a campus police officer. According to investigators, Schultz called 911 to report an armed suspicious person on campus. When police arrived, they found Schultz holding a blade. After repeated commands to drop it, an officer opened fire. Schultz, who was suicidal, was one of 30 Georgians shot and killed by police last year.

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This week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist for its investigation of thousands of doctors across the country. Reporters discovered that a disturbing number of medical professionals are sexually abusing their patients with little or no repercussions.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently released their findings in a massive investigation of thousands of doctors across the country.  Reporters discovered that a disturbing number of medical professionals are sexually abusing their patients with little or no repercussions. Over 2,400 doctors nationwide were cited in the AJC’s investigation, including several prominent cases here in Georgia.

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This Saturday, several white power groups will descend on Stone Mountain, Georgia to hold a joint rally. The event has garnered attention from anti-white power groups, who will also be attending the rally in protest. And in Rome,  The National Nazi Party will hold their annual meeting on the same night. The groups then plan to meet up in Paulding County where a cross burning has been advertised.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution watchdog reporter Chris Joyner joins us to discuss the two different events and whether Georgia has become a hot-bed for white nationalist groups. 

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A church deacon and scout leader in Gainesville, GA has admitted to several counts of sexual abuse against minors during his time in the Boy Scouts.