On Second Thought For Friday, September 15, 2017

The B-52s made it big. And the iconic band from Athens takes the stage in their home state tonight, Sept. 15, at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. We revisit an interview with founding member Kate Pierson.

Hurricane Irma put a lot of lives on hold. But for Jacob Gmitter of Lakeland, Florida, there was one thing that just couldn’t wait. GPB reporter Grant Blankenship brings us the story of a young saxophonist on the road.

The constant media coverage of Hurricane Irma kept people up to speed on the storm’s intensity and the damage it caused. But journalist Peter Dykstra of Environmental Health News says there was one thing most  of the coverage was missing. Peter previously oversaw CNN’s science, environment, weather and technology coverage, and he brings us a commentary.

The Breakroom returns to discuss the week’s news, including the success of the horror film “IT” and Harvard admissions.  We’ll also talk about Amazon’s new HQ, live streamer Pewdiepie, and the Equifax hack. Joining us in the Breakroom are Hector Fernandez, Tomika DePriest. Stephen Brown, and Christian Zsilavetz.