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On Second Thought For Friday, July 1, 2016

gpbnews.org — We celebrate a landmark birthday of an important Georgia organization on today's show. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was founded 70 years ago. On this show, we revisit some of our best conversations about issues that the CDC studies -- like the harsh realities of secondhand smoke and the effectiveness of smoking regulations in Georgia.

Georgia Playlist: Joi Gilliam

gpbnews.org — Neo-soul singer Joi Gilliam has performed with some of the biggest names in music like Outkast and Goodie Mob, but her personal taste leans in a funkier

On Set In Georgia: 'Fast 8,' 'Spiderman,' And 'Goosebumps 2'

gpbnews.org — Georgia is a hub of television and film production, with many major projects taking place on soundstages and in city streets across the state. Every now

National Park's 100th: The Goat Man Remembered At Oakland Cemetery

gpbnews.org — Seventy thousand bodies are buried in the heart of Atlanta at Oakland Cemetery. Residents include former mayors and governors, "Gone With The Wind" author Margaret Mitchell, and golf legend Bobby Jones. But most of the occupants are little-known figures from Atlanta's history.

Atlanta Child Murders 35 Years Later

gpbnews.org — The man suspected of carrying out a series of some of the most grisly crimes in American history was arrested exactly 35 years ago. Wayne Williams was the

'Sick Of Stupid' Comedy Tour Defies Southern Stereotypes Through Laughter

gpbnews.org — A trio of comedians want to challenge what people think about the South. The Sick of Stupid comedy tour is described as "the voice of reason with a Southern accent." The performers take on religion, racism, and Bible Belt politics, and their goal is to show audiences that not all Southerners are stuck in the past.

Oyster Renaissance In the South

gpbnews.org — You can serve them fried, steamed, or raw on the half shell. But oysters probably don't immediately come to mind as a food product of Georgia. Now there is

Atlanta Zine Scene: An Alternative To Mainstream Media

gpbnews.org — Most people think about music when they hear the word "punk." But punk is also about a do-it-yourself lifestyle. So punks in the nineties often made their own clothes, repaired their own bikes, and made their own magazines. Zines are self-published, handmade magazines, and they're still around today, although mostly in online form.

Hate Crimes Continue To Go Unreported In Metro Atlanta

gpbnews.org — A recent report from the Associated Press has revealed that a staggering number of law enforcement agencies across the country have failed to report data

Georgia Tech Team Solves 40-Year-Old Math Mystery

gpbnews.org — The Kelmans-Seymour conjecture has puzzled mathematicians for nearly 40 years. Now, a team from Georgia Tech believes they have finally found a solution to the decades-old problem. We speak with Georgia Tech Mathematics Professor Xingxing Yu and graduate student Dawei He about how they came up with the proof to this math mystery.
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Jul 24, 2016

RT @atlpressclub: .@DrewFergusonGA: Laser focused effort at reviving our American economy based on strong manufacturing. #APCDebates

Jul 24, 2016

RT @KtMcH: This is thoughtful, reflective, & insightful leadership BOTH parties need. I hope his absence is noticed & missed. https://t.co

Jul 24, 2016

RT @atlpressclub: .@CelesteHeadlee: What are your concerns regarding people who vote one party ticket & the effect of the turmoil in the GO…

Jul 24, 2016

@ShaunKing Well, then! Dontcha wish you were here? Enjoying the cool temp of only 91?

Jul 24, 2016

RT @rocknrollsoapbx: "There is no redemption in being one of the 'good Nazis.'” Longtime Republican resigns.  https://twitter.com/celesteheadlee/status/757182453287096320 


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