On Second Thought For Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Apr 12, 2017

Plans to build two nuclear reactors at a Georgia power plant may be in jeopardy. That’s after the main contractor on the project at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro filed for bankruptcy protection last month. Tim Echols is a Georgia Public Service Commissioner. He joins us with Sue Sturgis of the online energy magazine, Facing South.

Dominican-American novelist Junot Diaz published “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” a decade ago. The book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007. When he’s not writing, he teaches college students--he formerly taught at Freedom University here in Georgia, which offers post-secondary education to undocumented immigrants. We speak with Junot Diaz ahead of a lecture at Emory University at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12.

A fraternity at the University of Georgia was recently suspended for a year for misconduct during a hazing ceremony. A ban on new bars opening in Downtown Athens took effect in February. All this points to a problem with partying. How can the city and the campus sober up? We speak with David Lynn from the Athens Downtown Development Authority and UGA student Dillon Thompson.