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Today’s music minute honors the woman who inspired one of the most powerful protest-anthems of the Civil Rights movement, "We Shall Overcome"

The song is based off of lyrics written by composer Louise Shropshire, who was born in 1913.

Her original song, ‘If My Jesus Wills’, was adapted by folk singer Pete Seeger in the 1940’s.  

  • Sales Tax Holidays May Make A Comeback
  • Legislature Addresses Surprise Medical Bills
  • Savannah Harbor Deepening Project Funding Shortage  

It’s been about six months since Atlanta-based credit rating company Equifax admitted it had been hacked. More than 140 million people were exposed by the data breach to possible ID theft. According to documents the company recently handed over to members of Congress, even more sensitive information was obtained as a result of the breach. We talk about latest with the investigation into the breach with Tamar Hallerman, Washington D.C. correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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New info from the Department of Corrections finds Georgia’s incarceration rate of black men dropped by 30 percent in the last eight years. But a huge imbalance still exists in our state prisons. African American men still make up nearly two thirds of Georgia’s prison population. We talk about this trend with Bill Rankin, Reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

  • PSC Vogtle Decision Challenged In Court
  • Sen. Perdue Supports Path To Citizenship
  • Gov. Deal Opposes In-State Marijuana Cultivation

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It’s been about six months since Atlanta-based credit rating company Equifax admitted it had been hacked. More than 140 million people were exposed by the data breach to possible ID theft. According to documents, the company recently handed over to members of Congress, even more sensitive information was obtained as a result of the breach. We talked about the latest investigation with Tamar Hallerman, the Washington D.C.

  • ​Republican Senator David Perdue introduces a bill that will overhaul the country's immigration plan.
  • Metro Atlanta high school student passes away from the flu.
  • CDC could be facing cuts under proposed federal budget.

On this edition of Political Rewind, to bring high speed internet to rural Georgia, legislators are looking at a broad range of taxes on services every Georgian uses, from streaming services to media downloads, even to satellite TV services.  Will the proposal fly in an election year?  Also, legislators look to impose a stiffer tax on used car purchases while also looking to bring back a tax break for electric vehicles.  As the legislative session unfolds, two GOP candidates for governor are dueling over a proposal to eliminate the state income tax. 

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Atlanta based Adult Swim is home to a number of hit TV shows like Rick and Morty, Squidbillies, and the Venture Brothers. Many of us at On Second Thought are huge fans. So imagine our delight to find Adult Swim is just five minutes away. Last month, we took a tour of their studios. We chatted with many producers about not just their TV shows, but their streaming shows as well. Adult Swim now offers a full host of online, live streamed programs.

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A new Atlanta Hawks stadium was slated to break ground this month in College Park. But community members have asked city leaders to halt construction until there’s more proof it will be worth the cost. Both Suntrust Park and Mercedes-Benz Stadium each cost billions of dollars to build.

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