On Second Thought For Thursday, March 8, 2018

All hour, we look back at some of the best conversations by Celeste Headlee, who stepped down last week as host of On Second Thought. The B-52’s have been a major part of Georgia’s music scene since the 1970’s, when it formed in Athens. The band’s meteoric rise was fueled by hits like Love Shack. We revisit our conversation with The B-52’s Kate Pierson about the release of her first solo album.

Astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson has written nearly a dozen books, and has been a stable on PBS for years. We talked with him about his approach to making serious science accessible to the masses.

Author Alice Walker became the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for her novel, "The Color Purple." She told us how her upbringing in Eatonton, Georgia heavily influenced her writing.