On Second Thought For Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Jul 12, 2017

First, the battle for voter data is reaching a tipping point in Georgia. Last week, a lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior Court seeks to overturn the results of the 6th District congressional election, alleging a voter data breach at an election center at Kennesaw State University influenced the outcome. And a new restraining order is looking to bar President Trump from obtaining voter information in Georgia. We talk about these issues with Kristina Torres, reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Then, Kindercore Vinyl in Athens is bringing analog music back to Georgia. The pressing plant is the newest and only such record producer in the state, and one of fewer than 30 in the country. We talk with Kindercore president Ryan Lewis.

Next, Atlanta cellist Nick Ogawa, better known as "Takenobu," is taking the cello beyond the orchestra. His latest album, “Reversal,” uses loops and percussive sounds to create thick soundscapes. We catch up with Takenobu last week ahead of a performance at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur tomorrow night, July 13.

Then, a new book by Emory History Professor Daniel LaChance tackles the changing perception of capital punishment in America. He argues the court trial, the sentencing, and the execution process are all deeply societal events that reflect the public’s relationship with government. Daniel LaChance joins us in studio.

Finally, late last month, the City of Atlanta agreed not to enforce a controversial ordinance requiring street artists to register their work. That came after some local artists filed a lawsuit, saying the ordinance violated freedom of speech and contributed to the destruction of art. We hear views from local artist Fabian Williams, Living Walls Executive Director Monica Campana, and Outer Space Project President Greg Mike.