Courtesy New Hampshire Public Radio

Meet Virginia Prescott, New Host Of 'On Second Thought'

Virginia Prescott joined the On Second Thought team at Georgia Public Broadcasting earlier in May. Prescott, the new host of On Second Thought, comes to GPB from New Hampshire Public Radio, where she hosted "Word of Mouth" and the "Civics 101" podcast, which is used in classrooms throughout the United States.

Read More

NPR News

This Memorial Day weekend, American flags wave in quiet reverence at cemeteries across the country. Family members, friends and volunteers plant the flags in front of headstones for service people who died in conflict. The Rolling Thunder rally in Washington, D.C. gathers those who want to remember prisoners of war and those considered missing in action (POW/MIA) in a louder way.

Updated 12:54 p.m. ET

Alberto, which is moving north through the Gulf of Mexico, is still categorized as a Subtropical Storm. But the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Sunday morning that "it is gaining some more tropical characteristics."

GPB News

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

On this edition of Political Rewind, after choosing their nominee for governor, Georgia Democrats declare they are unified and energized to put Stacey Abrams in the Governor’s Mansion this fall.  Meanwhile, Republicans here and in Washington are wasting no time attacking Abrams even as they face a potentially contentious gubernatorial runoff battle between Brian Kemp and Casey Cagle.  Our panel weighs in on the latest news in the midterm elections.  Plus, what was behind Democratic Congressman David Scott’s emotional speech in the U.S.

Emily Jones / GPB News

A Savannah police officer was killed early Friday morning on Interstate 16.

Police said Officer Anthony Christie was directing traffic around a crash when a tractor trailer struck his patrol car. Savannah Police Chief Mark Revenew spoke this afternoon, wearing a black band over his badge.

"As a chief, this is the worst day you can ever have," he said. "We'll get through it. You know, it's tough, but it's a strong department."

Officials said they were providing counseling for officers who served with Christie.

  • McIver Hit With Wrongful Death Lawsuit
  • First Named Storm System Of Season Threatens Memorial Day Plans
  • M-B Stadium Roof Construction Starts Back Up Next Week


Virginia Prescott joined the On Second Thought team at Georgia Public Broadcasting earlier in May. Prescott, the new host of On Second Thought, comes to GPB from New Hampshire Public Radio, where she hosted "Word of Mouth" and the "Civics 101" podcast, which is used in classrooms throughout the United States. She spoke with Adam Ragusea about the move from New England to the South, and why she loves Georgia.

  • Abrams Addresses Dems Dinner
  • Justice Department Investigating Savannah Police Shooting
  • Persistent Rains Impacting Peanut Growers


More from GPB

Now Playing

/Two Way Street/ is an exciting new approach to exploring the issues, people and events that make Georgia a vibrant place to live, work and play. While most news broad…

Connect

On Second Thought is a one-hour, daily news talk show, airing at 9 a.m. weekdays. Timely, pegged conversations about all topics relating to Georgia and Atlanta, includ…

Available on iTunes and
Google Play.