On Second Thought For Friday, August 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017

Morris Publishing announced this month it would sell ownership of 11 daily newspapers in the Southeast to Gatehouse Media. The sale includes large local Georgia papers like the Augusta Chronicle, the Athens Banner-Herald, and the Savannah Morning News. We talk about what’s behind the sale with Carolyn Carlson, a Professor of Communications and Media at Kennesaw State University. And Phil Kent, CEO of Insider Advantage, and a former editor at the Augusta Chronicle.

This past weekend, former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andrew Young appeared on NBC’s "Meet The Press" with Chuck Todd. Following the interview, many civil rights activists criticized Andrew Young for some of his comments. We get reactions from local leaders, including Reverend Gerald Durley, LGBT activist Monica Helms, and Creative Currents Executive Director Oronike Odeleye.

In the Breakroom this week we’ll talk about Georgia’s Confederate monuments, texting while walking, and our dream retirement plans. Plus, we’ll discuss the benefits of taking a nice cold shower. Joining us this week: Kathy Lohr, Eric Segall, Roxanne Donovan, and Greg Williams.