On Second Thought For Wednesday, November 29, 2017

In January, an ongoing water dispute goes to Washington. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Georgia’s water rights battle with Florida. Earlier this year, Georgia scored a major victory in this decades-long squabble. A special master appointed by SCOTUS said the high court should refuse Florida's request to cap Georgia’s water use. We discuss this case with E&E News reporter Amanda Reilly, who has been following it from Capitol Hill.

America first met Georgia author Cassie Beasley in 2015. Her debut novel, "Circus Mirandus,” became a New York Times bestseller. Beasley’s books are targeted to middle schoolers, but their appeal is much wider. We talk with Beasley about her follow-up novel, “Tumble and Blue.”

Angie Thomas is author of the bestselling Young Adult book, “The Hate U Give.” Growing up, she was a major fan of the Atlanta-based group, TLC. After dealing with serious bullying as a kid, Thomas explains how she used TLC’s music — specifically the words of the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes — to support her.

We are joined by singer Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, who is a member of TLC. She grew up in Atlanta, and has a new memoir out. T-Boz shares her experience living with an incurable disease, and she talks about why it is important for her to remain authentic as her career evolves.