On Second Thought For Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The fallout from the data breach at Atlanta-based Equifax is far and wide. At the end of July, the credit rating company learned it had been hacked, leaving personal information of more than 140 million people exposed. But that revelation wasn’t made public until this month. Now the company is facing a number of lawsuits, investigations, and a massive stock price hit. We talk with Atlanta-Journal Constitution reporter Tamar Hallerman, who has been following this story from Capitol Hill.  Also, we get for tips on personal financial security from Trey Cason of the consumer advocacy group, Georgia Watch.

Christopher Kimball is one the biggest names in cooking. Best known as the longtime host of the popular TV and radio show, “America’s Test Kitchen,” he also published the magazine “Cook’s Illustrated.” Last year, he launched a new project called “Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street.” The Boston-based venture teaches cooking, publishes a magazine, and produces a TV show. “Milk Street Live” is coming to Atlanta tonight. Celeste Headlee speaks with him about recipes and modern foodie culture.

The rate of Americans with epilepsy is continuing to rise, based on new data from The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention. The data is the first report to get complete epilepsy numbers from every state. It finds more than 3.4 million adults and children now have epilepsy. We talk about this issue with Rosemarie Kobau, a Health Scientist with the CDC. And Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and Editor at Epilepsy.com. 

Southern food is superb, thanks to Southern cooks and chefs. Even the young ones. Earlier this year, 12-year-old Jasmine Stewart of Milton took first place in Fox’s Master Chef Junior competition. We joined Jasmine and her proud family in their Milton, Georgia kitchen.