On Second Thought For Friday, August 4, 2017

First, the average cost of college tuition has jumped by 77 percent over the last 10 years. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is collaborating with The Hechinger Report in New York to determine the consequences of rising student debt. The first in a series of investigative articles will roll out this Sunday. We talk to Meredith Kolodner, Staff Writer for The Hechinger Report.

Next, a week ago, President Donald Trump went to Twitter to announce a ban on transgender troops serving in the U.S. military. Nothing changes yet with U.S. policy, since the Pentagon hasn’t received formal instructions from the White House. The president’s tweet took Monica Helms of Marietta by surprise. Helms is a veteran, and a transgender woman. She brings us a commentary.

Finally, in the Breakroom this week we talk about tuna salad, blocking people on Twitter, and the science of manspreading. Plus, we say our goodbyes to The Mooch. Joining us this week: Tomika DePriest, Greg Williams, Hector Fernandez, and Soumaya Khalifa