On Second Thought is a one-hour news talk show hosted by Virginia Prescott that airs at 11 a.m. Friday, 7 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Timely conversations about all topics relating to Georgia and the South — including politics, healthcare, education, music, literature and race. We bring you stories you won't hear elsewhere and voices that are often ignored. Subscribe for weekly episodes that highlight the stories and characters that are impacting the civic and cultural life of the South.
OST Full Show: The Evolving Power Of The Women’s Vote; Otis Redding’s ‘Respect’
A panel discussion with storytellers, activists and scholars on the power of the women’s vote throughout history, and the importance of representation and empowerment; Otis Reddings’ widow and daughter remember the legendary musician and reflect on carrying his legacy forward through a new picture book, ‘Respect’
OST Full Show: Supporting Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19; Author Grace Hale's 'Cool Town'
A frontline doctor and advocate for Georgia's immigrant and refugee populations on supporting and encouraging some of the people most vulnerable to COVID-19; historian and author Grace Elizabeth Hale on her new book, "Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture"
OST Full Show: Julian Zelizer's 'Burning Down The House;' In Athens, A Tree That Owns Itself
Julian Zelizer's new book, "Burning Down The House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party" offers one explanation for today's divisive political atmosphere; examining the history behind "The Tree That Owns Itself" in Athens
Looming Eviction Crisis; Poet Natasha Trethewey's New Memoir 'Memorial Drive'
With experts concerned about a surge in evictions amid the ongoing pandemic, we explore implications and potential mitigating factors of the coming eviction crisis; former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey on her new memoir, "Memorial Drive"
USPS' Challenges During COVID-19; Chef Lisa Donovan; Author Lara Prescott
Taking stock of the U.S. Postal Service's ability to process parcels — and ballots — amid financial struggles; renowned Southern pastry chef Lisa Donovan on her new memoir, "Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger"; author Lara Prescott on her debut novel, "The Secrets We Kept"
Supporting Youth Mental Health: Are Georgia Schools Ready?
For this special edition of "On Second Thought," we invited a panel to discuss one central question: are Georgia schools prepared to support youth mental health in the coming school year?