On Second Thought For Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dec 6, 2016

We talk with bassist and songwriter Stanley Clarke, who boasts a career spanning 40 years and work on over 40 albums. The four-time Grammy Award winner was the backbone of jazz-fusion band Return To Forever in the 1970s. His most recent album, “The Stanley Clarke Band: UP,” was released in 2014, with a new version of his hit tune “School Days.” Clarke is now on tour, and performs at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta Thursday at 8 p.m. 

Then, a new study from the University of Georgia links colorful, plant-based foods to increased brain activity in older adults. The research used Functional MRI technology to determine the benefits of foods like kale and squash. Lead researcher Cutter Lindbergh joins us to talk about how the connection can boost long-term, cognitive health. Also, the city of Athens, Georgia is in the midst of a food renaissance. Food writer Rebecca Lang tells us how the boom in culinary quality came to be. And, Washington Post contributor Diane Roberts brings us her experience visiting Athens’ newest and greatest food stops.

On Tuesday, Georgia will carry out its ninth execution of the year, the most since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. However, it’s been more than two years since a Georgia jury handed down a death sentence. GPB’s Sam Whitehead takes a look at what’s behind that contradiction.

Finally, in 45 days, Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. One of the top priorities of that administration will be to repeal and replace Obamacare. The man who will be at the forefront of that is Georgia Congressman Tom Price. President-elect Trump has nominated him as the next secretary of Health and Human Services. We talk with Georgia Health News editor Andy Miller about what changes Georgians can expect with their health coverage.