On Second Thought For Friday, March 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017

This is a live broadcast from Savannah for the Stopover Music Festival.

We start off the show with a conversation about shark fins. The port of Savannah leads the nation in exports of these fins. The legal, but controversial commodity is used for shark fin soup, popular in parts of Asia. We talked about this with Mary Landers, reporter for Savannah Morning News. We also spoke with Lora Snyder, the Shark Campaign Director for the nonprofit group Oceana.

Then, we check in with our in-house musician for the day. Christopher Paul Stelling is originally from Daytona Beach, Florida, but is now based in North Carolina. His debut album, “Songs of Praise and Scorn,” was released in 2012. Since then, he’s released two more records, and was invited to perform at NPR Music for a Tiny Desk Concert. He performs for the Stopover Festival at Trinity United Church on Saturday at 7 p.m. Chris joined us to talk about his musical journey.

Finally, we head into The Breakroom. Our panel includes Jessica Leigh Lebos of Connect Savannah, Amy Condon of Savannah Magazine, Steve Brown of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, and Milledgeville farmer Jon Jackson. They talk about President Trump's allegations about wiretapping, why Americans are having less sex, and the upcoming live action version of "Beauty and the Beast."