On Second Thought For Tuesday, Septemeber 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey displaced tens of thousands of people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes across the Southeast. Even though the storm has passed, there’s a long road to recovery. Georgia-based MAP International is one of the relief organizations helping the storm’s victims. We check in with the group’s CEO, Steve Stirling.

The Trump administration is asking Congress for an initial $8 billion for the recovery. In the weeks and months ahead, communities devastated by the storm will need to rebuild. What will be the economic impact of this disaster on Georgia? We find out from labor economist Tom Smith of Emory University.

Since the outset of the American Presidency, African-Americans have worked in the White House kitchen. But they’re often left out of the history books. We talk with food historian Adrian Miller, author of the book, “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Stories of African-Americans Who Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas.” Miller speaks Tuesday night in Atlanta.