On Second Thought For Monday, January 8, 2018

 

Atlanta’s the college football center of the world on Monday night, as the University of Georgia Dawgs try to stem the University of Alabama’s Tide, in the National Championship game. A win for Georgia would be the first national championship victory for the team in more than 35 years. We get a preview from GPB’s senior sports correspondent Jon Nelson and University of Georgia sports journalism professor Vicki Michaelis.

One of the ways we learn about the world’s many cultures is through art, but art museums have struggled to diversify their patrons. In Atlanta, the High Museum of Art has made some important to strides in that regard. In the last couple of years, the museum’s non-white audience has tripled. We check in with Rand Suffolk, the director of the High Museum. We also hear from Mariet Westermann of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The third and final installment of the Pitch Perfect film series is out now in theaters. Pitch Perfect 3 was produced in Atlanta. On Second Thought regular Kalena Boller goes behind the scenes with Ryan Christopher Taylor of Marietta, who worked as a key assistant location manager on the film.

American orchestras have a diversity problem. People of color make up only about 4% of the musicians in U.S. symphonies. The Atlanta Music Project is looking to change that by providing free instruments and lessons to underserved kids in southwest Atlanta. We talk with Dantes Rameau, thee co-founder and executive director of The Atlanta Music Project. We also check in with Rick Robinson, the founder of Cut Time Productions.