On Second Thought For Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Jul 19, 2017

We talk with actor Tony Hale, best known for roles on "Veep" and "Arrested Development." He stars in the movie, "Brave New Jersey." It’s showing at this week’s Macon Film Festival, July 20-23.

Then, 21 years have passed since Atlanta became an Olympic city. The games were transformative. For a look back, we re-visit a conversation we had with former NPR correspondent Kathy Lohr and Georgia State University professor Maurice Hobson.

And, the Atlanta Regional Commission predicts Gwinnett County will become Georgia’s most populous county by the year 2040, outpacing Fulton county with nearly 1.4 million residents. The county is launching a study to create a comprehensive transportation plan for the area. We discuss this growth with Charlotte Nash, Chairman for the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. Cities like Miami and Denver have undergone similar projects in recent years--we talk about how to accomplish an efficient and affordable transit system with Mitch Bierman, former Chair of Transportation and Infrastructure of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Finally, we add a couple more tunes to the Georgia Playlist, our essential list of songs that best represent Georgia. Today we feature Athens band Mothers, who headline the Irrelevant Music Fest in East Atlanta Village this weekend, July 22. Guitarist Drew Kirby brings us his picks for the Georgia Playlist, including tunes by Olivia Tremor Control and OutKast.