On Second Thought For Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mar 15, 2017

As the race to fill Tom Price’s 6th District Congressional seat heats up, Democrats hope all that activity translates to votes in the special election next month. Jon Ossoff, 30, is encouraging Democrats with his “Make Trump Furious” campaign, and raising a considerable amount of grassroots support. We learn more about Ossoff’s campaign and the race ahead with Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Greg Bluestein and University of Georgia professor Audrey Haynes.

Unsolved murders can become cold cases, and leave more questions than answers. That’s where The Murder Accountability Project (MAP) comes into the picture. The group sifts through large amounts of homicide data to find crime patterns and predict possible outcomes. We talk with MAP founder Tom Hargrove and Western University criminology professor Mike Arntfield, whose students are studying murder data collected in the Atlanta metro area.

Then, a new study says there are dangerous chemicals that we should avoid in many cosmetic products, particularly those marketed to black women. We learn more about the evolution of these products and the dangers they may pose. We check in with Nneka Leiba of the Environmental Working Group, Atlanta hair stylist Latasha Gray, and self-proclaimed “black hair historian” A'Lelia Bundles, who is also the great-great-granddaughter of Madam C. J. Walker.