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"Closer Look with Rose Scott" brings you the issues that impact where we live, how we interact, and how we can all thrive. It’s not just about Atlanta; it’s a program for Atlanta. Rose connects with community leaders, CEOs, policymakers, and people who don't often get a platform, and she brings you in on the conversation.

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    Mayor-elect Andre Dickens Shares His Vision Atlanta; Justice Department Closes Emmett Till Investigation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 52:06

    Atlanta Mayor-elect Andre Dickens reflects on his journey to victory, shares his vision for the city and discusses plans for his first 100 days in office.Plus, Hank Klibanoff, the host of the WABE podcast “Buried Truths,” reacts to the Justice Department's latest move to close its investigation into the killing of Emmett Till.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    DeKalb Residents Push To Create A New City; Local Santa Shares His COVID Recovery Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 50:10

    Dr. Kathryn Rice with the DeKalb Cityhood Movement talks about efforts to create the city of DeKalb and the ongoing challenges the cityhood movement has faced.Plus, Christmas is just weeks away. Rose checks in with Santa Dee to see how he's fairing this holiday season amid the pandemic. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Stacey Abrams Seeks Georgia's Highest Office; Pfizer Vaccines Now Available For Younger Children; Third-Party Candidates Need Fewer Signatures

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 49:56


    Just days after her big announcement, Stacey Abrams talks with Rose about why she's running to be Georgia's next governor.Plus, Emory's Dr. Andi Shane discusses COVID vaccination for children ages 5 and older.Lastly, Tammy Greer, an assistant professor of political science at Clark Atlanta University, shares her thoughts about third-party candidates now being allowed to collect fewer signatures to run for elected offices in Georgia.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Stacey Abrams Running To Be Georgia's Next Governor; Cobb County Residents Want To Create A New City; Navigating Christmas Tree Shortage Amid Holiday Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 51:12


    Stacey Abrams announced Wednesday that she's running to be the next governor of Georgia. Fred Hicks, an Atlanta-based political strategist and analyst, discusses what a possible rematch between Abrams and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp could look like. Plus, Rose talks with Craig Chapin about the East Cobb Cityhood and Matt Bowman, the owner of Tradition Trees in Little Five Points, about this year's Christmas tree shortage. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Atlanta Elects New Local Leaders

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 50:57

    The results from Atlanta's runoff elections are in. On Wednesday's edition of “Closer Look,” program host Rose Scott talks with Fred Hicks, an Atlanta-based political strategist and analyst, Doug Shipman, Atlanta City Council president-elect, and Jason Dozier, Atlanta City Councilmember-elect, about the runoff races and what's next for the city.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Local professor explains the Great Resignation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 52:54

    Ian M. Schmutte, an associate professor in the department of Economics Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, discusses the Great Resignation and what it means for the economy and employers. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    City of Atlanta Working To Combat Climate Change; Local Police Officers Learn Jiu-Jitsu

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 47:01

    Shelby Buso, the chief sustainability officer for the city of Atlanta, discusses the Solar Atlanta Program and how the new initiative will help the city combat climate change. Plus, Major Jake King of the Marietta Police Department talks about launching the Jiu-Jitsu training program at the department and how the martial arts training is expected to help reduce use-of-force injuries. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jury Finds All 3 Men Accused of Killing Ahmaud Arbery Guilty of Murder

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 47:11

    Wednesday afternoon, on the second day of deliberations, a Glynn County jury found all three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery guilty of murder. Travis McMichael, who shot Arbery on Feb.23,220, was found guilty on all nine counts. His father, Gregory McMichael, was found guilty on eight counts. The McMichael's neighbor, William "Roddie" Bryan, who captured Arbery murder on video, was found guilty on 6 counts. All three men face minimum sentences of life in prison.On Wednesday's edition of the “Closer Look,” program host Rose Scott has reaction from the courthouse and state and local leaders. Scott also talks with Hank Klibanoff, an Emory University professor, veteran journalist, and the host of the WABE podcast “Buried Truths,” which investigates the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, about the verdict.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    MUST Ministries Gears Up To Help Families This Holiday Season; Atlanta's Mayoral Runoff Election Quickly Approaches

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 50:25

    Dr. Dwight "Ike" Reighard, the president and CEO of MUST Ministries, discusses the nonprofits' response amid the pandemic and how MUST is helping individuals and families this holiday season. Fred Hicks, an Atlanta-based political strategist and analyst, discusses Atlanta's upcoming mayoral runoff, election polls and a new congressional map recently approved by the Georgia General Assembly.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Atlanta Airport Expecting To See Millions of Travelers This Week; Atlanta Neighborhoods Experiencing An Increase In Coyote Sightings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 43:05

    Andrew Gobeil, the director of communications and public affairs for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, talks about the airport's ongoing response amid the pandemic and how the airport is gearing up for holiday travel. Kaitlin Goode, the urban wildlife program manager for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, talks about the increase of coyote sightings in multiple Atlanta neighborhoods and what residents should do if they spot one in their community. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Honoring Georgia Veterans

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 47:32

    Dr. Carol Collard, the CEO of Caring Works, discusses how her organization is working to combat homelessness for veterans in metro Atlanta. Plus, Navy veteran Dr. Amy Stevens talks about the goals of the Facebook group Georgia Military Women.Lastly, Vietnam veteran Clarence “Clyde” Romero Jr. and Colin P. Cahoon, the author of “Mended Wings: The Vietnam War Experience Through the Eyes of Ten American Purple Heart Helicopter Pilots,” talk about what Veterans Day means to them. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    #MeToo CEO Discusses The Progress of The Movement; Killer Mike Talks About New PBS Talk Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 50:52

    Dani Ayers, the CEO of me too. International, discusses the progress of the #MeToo movement since it went viral in October of 2017 and what's next for the movement going forward. Plus, Killer Mike, a Grammy Award-winning rapper, actor, activist and entrepreneur, is now hosting a television show series that's airing on ATL PBA. Mike talks with Rose about several topics, including his latest endeavor as the host of “Love & Respect with Killer Mike.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland Dies at 79; U.S. Supreme Court's 2021-2021 Term Now Underway; Forced Prison Labor Memorial Planned For Bellwood Quarry

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 51:33

    WABE host Denis O'Hayer and DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond reflect on the life and legacy of former U.S. senator and VA leader Max Cleland.Plus, Sonja R. West, a law professor at the University of Georgia, discusses high-profile cases that the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear this term. Lastly, Dr. Calinda Lee, the head of programs and exhibitions at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, talks about the Center's work to educate others about the history of prison labor through a planned memorial at the Bellwood Quarry.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Biden's Infrastructure Bill Passes, Pres. Expected To Sign; Michael Eric Dyson Pens New Book About Race

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 43:32


    Congressman Hank Johnson discusses Biden's infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better framework will expand public transportation in South DeKalb. Plus, Michael Eric Dyson dives into a candid conversation about race, racism and his latest book, “ENTERTAINING RACE: Performing Blackness in America.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    What Does New Data Reveal About COVID Booster Shots For People With Compromised Immune Systems?; Atlanta Gears Up To Honor The 2021 World Series Champs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 51:44

    New data that reveals people with compromised immune systems benefit from getting COVID-19 booster shots. Sam Whitehead, a WABE health reporter and host of the podcast "Did You Wash Your Hands?,” discusses the latest report. Whitehead also shares his thoughts about covering the pandemic for the last 20 months and his new career chapter with “Closer Look.” Plus, officials say at least 1 million people are expected to line the streets of metro Atlanta on Friday to honor the 2021 World Series champions. Rose checks with Craig Cohen, the executive producer and host of “Houston Matters.” Cohen shares a congratulatory message for WABE and Atlanta.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Georgia Lawmaker Meet to Redraw District Lines; World Leaders Gather For The COP 26 Summit; Ceci Aaron Discusses The Atlanta Braves' Road To Victory

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 48:29

    Georgia lawmakers are holding a special session now to redraw Georgia's congressional and legislative districts. Christopher Bruce, the political director of the ACLU of Georgia, talks about what this means for Georgia voters.Plus, “Closer Look” program host Rose Scott checks in with British Consul General Andrew Staunton to discuss the COP 26 summit.Lastly, Ceci Aaron, the daughter of Billie and the late Hank Aaron, reflects on the Atlanta Braves winning the World Series.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Atlanta Election Results; Atlanta Braves Win The 2021 World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 50:28

    One day after Georgia voters took to the polls to vote for several municipal and county elections, “Closer Look” program host Rose Scott talks with several candidates headed for runoffs. Guests include Atlanta City Councilmember Andre Dickens, Atlanta-based political strategist and analyst Fred Hicks, political newcomer Doug Shipman and current and longtime councilmember Natalyn Archibong.Plus, WABE reporter Emil Moffatt discusses the Atlanta Braves' journey to victory. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Women Push For Diversity & Inclusion Amid Pandemic; Do Pre-Election Polls Influence Voters Decisions?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 52:02

    Dr. Lauren Tucker, the CEO and founder of Do What Matters, a management consultancy created to make diversity and inclusion actionable and sustainable in the workplace, discusses how women remain underrepresented in management and how the pandemic has added new levels of stress and lack of recognition for working women. Plus, Atlanta-based political strategist and analyst Fred Hicks discusses pre-election polls and whether they influence voting behavior. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    “Closer Look” Guests Discuss Combating Breast Cancer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 49:11

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Thursday's edition of "Closer Look with Rose Scott," Rose talks with several guests about screening, the emotional toll of a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Housing & Health Amid Pandemic; More Retirees Are Moving To Georgia; Atlanta Braves Defeats Houston Astros In GAME 1 Of World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 46:40

    Kathryn Lawler, the executive director of the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, then discusses efforts to improve housing options for Georgians struggling with chronic health conditions.Jana Lynott, an AARP Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, explains why Georgia is rivaling Florida as a destination spot for retirees. Lastly, Rose talks with Craig Cohen, the executive producer and host of “Houston Matters,” about the World Series.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Urban League of Greater Atlanta To Host A Youth Job Fair; SPLC CEO Discusses Plans For New Regional Headquarters

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 48:53

    The Urban League of Greater Atlanta and the At Promise Center are partnering together to host a youth job fair. Ebony White, the program manager and youth and young adult services at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, talks more about the job fair and the state of unemployment amid the pandemic. Plus, Southern Poverty Law Center CEO Margaret Huang discusses taking on her new role amid the pandemic and plans to build a new regional, community-focused headquarters in Atlanta. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    JPMorgan Increases Efforts to Support Black-Owned Businesses; Boston's Deep-Rooted Racism Influences Politics; Braves Headed To The 2021 World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 50:15

    Rashida Winfrey, a minority small business consultant with JPMorgan Chase and Dale Royal, the executive director of LISC Atlanta, discuss new efforts to support diverse and minority-owned businesses.Plus, GBH News investigative reporter Phillip Martin discusses his latest feature that explores how Black Atlantans view Boston. The article also seeks to explain to and educator readers about deep-rooted racism in Boston and its influence on politics. Lastly, all eyes are on Atlanta. WABE reporter Emil Moffatt discusses the Atlanta Braves' historic win over the L.A. Dodgers and what's next for the baseball team as they prepare to take on the Houston Astros in the 2021 World Series. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Local Professor Reportedly Admits To Sharing Neo-Nazi and Racist Propaganda; AARP Director Discusses Combating Spoofed Robocalls

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 53:01

    According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Larry Coty, a math professor at Georgia State University's Perimeter College, admitted to sharing neo-Nazi and racist propaganda online. Rachel Janik, the editor of the Intelligence Project Southern Poverty Law Center, discusses her organization's report and what's next for the professor. Plus, Kathy Stokes, the director of Fraud Prevention Programs at AARP and the leader of AARP Fraud Watch Network, discusses combating robocalls and new rules adopted by the Federal Communication Commission for phone service providers to follow.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Grove Foundation Names New Executive Director

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 53:46

    Gavin McGuire, the recently named executive director of the Grove Foundation, discusses his vision for the historic neighborhood and the importance of working with local partners to continue to create a healthy, equitable and vibrant community for legacy and incoming residents.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    5G Connected Future Program Now Accepting Applications

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 53:43

    Bob Siegel, a telecommunications industry veteran and the Advanced Technology Development Center's 5G Connected Future program catalyst, discusses the goals of the 5G Connected Future incubator program and how technology startups can apply. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Elections Director Richard Barron Discusses Early Voting In Fulton County; Local Breast Cancer Epidemiologist Discusses Breast Cancer Disparities

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 52:41

    Fulton County Registration & Elections Director Richard Barron discusses early voting and the recent firing of two employees accused of shredding 300 paper voter registration applications.Plus, Dr. Lauren McCullough, a breast cancer epidemiologist and assistant professor at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, discusses her research that focuses on why Black women in Atlanta, who have breast cancer, have worst health outcomes than their white counterparts.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Atlanta Councilmember Discusses Proposed Legislation That Would Make Peachtree Car-Free

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 53:27

    District 2 Atlanta City Councilmember Amir Farokhi discusses proposed legislation that would close a stretch of Peachtree Street on Sundays to drivers and open up the road for people to bike, walk and skate.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Secretary Raffensperger Calls For Fulton County Elections To Be Investigated; Chamblee Launches New Program To Help Local Nonprofits

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 52:04

    Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger discusses his decision to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Fulton County elections following the recent firing of two employees who are accused of shredding 300 voter applications. Plus, Brittney Lindsay, Chamblee's community engagement manager, shares how the Chamblee Nonprofit Partnership Program will strengthen and empower local nonprofits.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Commissioner Abdur-Rahman Discusses The Recent Firing Of Fulton County Election Workers; Candidates For Atlanta City Council President Discuss Their Vision For The City

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 43:05


    Khadijah Abdur-Rahman, the Fulton County Commissioner for District 6, responds to Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron's latest move to fire two employees who are accused of shredding 300 paper voter registration applications.Plus, in a series of conversations, Rose interviewed candidates running to be the next Atlanta City Council president. We air condensed versions of Rose's conversations with Natalyn Archibong, Courtney English, Sam Manuel, Mike Russell and Doug Shipman. The candidates discuss how they will address affordable housing, crime and homelessness. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Tucker To Host Job Fair In Late October; Canada–U.S. border Now Open

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 46:37

    Amid the pandemic, now hiring signs are everywhere. Paedia Mixon from New American Pathways discusses new efforts to help Afghan resettled refugees and local residents to find jobs at the Tucker “Back to Work” Job Fair.Plus, the longest international border in the world between two countries is now back open. Canada's acting Consul General Louise Blais discusses new restrictions at the U.S.-Canada border and how the border reopening will impact international trade. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Carter Center Continues To Push For Mental Health Resources Amid Pandemic; Atlanta Mayor Candidates Discuss Plans For Addressing Homelessness

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 50:45

    On the heels of World Mental Health Day, Dr. Kashef Ijaz, the vice president for Health Programs at The Carter Center, discusses the importance of prioritizing mental health amid the pandemic.Plus, Partners for Home and the Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) recently held an Atlanta mayoral candidate forum to discuss how each candidate plans to address homelessness in Atlanta. Rose moderated the discussion. We will air a condensed version of the “Responding to Homelessness: Critical Choices for Atlanta's Next Mayor” forum.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    ELI Founder Discusses DEI; Sam Manuel Explains Why He's Running For City Council Pres.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 46:16

    Stephen Paskoff, the president and CEO of the training company ELI, discusses how the push for more diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace can either drive results or resistance. Sam Manuel, an industrial worker and member of the Socialist Workers Party, shares why he's running to be the next Atlanta City Council president.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Employers Could Soon Require COVID Vaccinations; March Of Dimes Urging Pregnant Women To Get Vaccinated

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 46:43

    The Biden administration is pushing for employers with more than 100 employees to require mandatory vaccination or COVID testing. Ed Buckley, a managing partner and one of the founding partners of Buckley Beal LLP, a law firm that focuses on employment and business law, discusses the proposed mandate and employee rights.Plus, Stacey D. Stewart, the president and CEO of March of Dimes, discusses the importance of pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding to take the COVID-19 vaccine.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Pediatric Infectious Disease Expert Discusses Pfizer Vaccine Trials For Children; Anita Hill Discusses New Book

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 42:51

    Pfizer recently announced its pediatric vaccine trials results. Dr. Andi Shane, an Atlanta-based pediatric infectious disease expert, discusses the results and the next steps for the pharmaceutical company.Plus, longtime lawyer and educator Anita Hill discusses her book, “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    New Chair Named For Fulton County Board of Registrations and Elections; Fighting Flu Season Amid Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 43:08

    Longtime Democrat Cathy Woolard reflects on her career path and her new appointment as chair of the Fulton County Board of Registrations and Elections.Plus, amid the pandemic, we are entering flu season. Morehouse School of Medicine's Dr. Michelle Nichols discusses the importance of getting vaccinated.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cobb and Douglas Counties Experience Steady Rise In COVID Cases; FEMA Makes Changes To Individual Assistance Policies

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 43:06


    Cobb and Douglas County are seeing an increase in COVID cases. Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson discusses the city's ongoing response to mitigate the spread of COVID and increase vaccinations. FEMA's Chris Smith discusses the new policy changes to the agency's Individual Assistance policies.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Gov. Kemp Discusses Georgia's COVID Response

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 48:01

    It's been 19 months since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in the United States. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp discusses leading the state amid the global health crisis. He talks about Georgia's progress in combating the virus, the ongoing challenges and the path toward herd immunity.We then hear from WABE health reporter and host of the podcast "Did You Wash Your Hands?” Sam Whitehead. He discusses Gov. Kemp's remarks and the latest coronavirus-related news.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Draft Map Shows Changes To Local Congressional Districts; Mike Russell Explains Why He's Running To Lead ATL City Council; Georgia Entrepreneurs Launch Peach State Drinks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 52:48


    Political strategist Fred Hicks discusses Georgia Senate's new proposal draft map that shows significant changes to at least two congressional districts.Plus, we continue one-on-one conversations with candidates vying to become the next Atlanta City Council president. Mike Russell, an experienced law enforcement officer, discusses why he wants to lead the council. Lastly, beverage entrepreneurs Ni'Kesia Pannell and Choya Johnson discuss the creation and the mission of Peach State Drinks.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Natalyn Archibong On Running For City Council President; Emory Explores Its Historical Connections To Slave Labor And Dispossession

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 51:56

    Natalyn Archibong has served on Atlanta's City Council since 2002, now she's running for City Council President. Closer Look's one on one conversations with all the candidates as Archibong tells host Rose Scott why now is the time to seek the seat.Also, a three day symposium gets underway this week on the campus of Emory University. It's called In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession Emory, Racism and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice. University officials describe the symposium as building “on work started by student activists as well as the Emory Native American Initiative, the Task Force on Untold Stories and Disenfranchised Populations and Emory's work as a member of the Universities Studying Slavery consortium.” Emory's Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer and Special Advisor to the President, and the co-chair of symposium Carol Henderson tells Rose the symposium will focus on three key areas. Monoclonal antibody treatments are key in fighting the coronavirus. However, there's a shortage and the demand is high. Morehouse School of Medicine Pediatrician & Assistant Professor Dr. Ebba K. Ebba tells Rose how the antibodies work and why the government is changing the way COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments will be distributed in the United States, including Georgia.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    'Operation Allies Welcome' Plans For Resettling Afghan Refugees; Zoo Atlanta Reshapes Volunteer Program

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 48:34

    It's called Operations Allies Welcome. The Biden Administration expects thousands of Afghan refugees will come to the U.S. Essence Vinson, senior director for the Refugee Resettlement Services for Catholic Charities Atlanta, tells host Rose Scott how the agency plans to resettle families and individuals from Afghanistan to the Atlanta region. Zoo Atlanta is reshaping its volunteer program and looking for adult volunteers.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Former APS Board Chair Discusses Running For City Council President; New Research On COVID-19 Transmission From the University Of Georgia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 43:10

    On November 2nd, the City of Atlanta Municipal General Elections will be held.Of course the big race is the mayoral contest, but city council, Atlanta Board of education and city council president seats are ones to watch as well.Former APS board chair and current affordable housing advocate Courtney English is vying for the City Council President seat and answers questions as to why he's running for the seat. Also, a rebroadcast about new research on how the timing of a COVID-19 infection could affect the severity of the disease. Dr. Ye Shen, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at UGA, tells Rose Scott about the research.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    New Arthur M. Blank Foundation Pres. Discusses New Role; Fair Fight CEO Discusses Voter Rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 46:54

    Fay Twersky was recently named president and director of the Arthur M. Blank Foundation. Twersky reflects on her pathway to philanthropy, the philanthropic mission of ABF during the pandemic and shares how the pandemic has changed the philanthropic landscape.Lauren Groh-Wargo, the CEO of Fair Fight Action, talks about the organization's mission, pending lawsuits and perceptions about the organization.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Applications Being Accepted For Kensington TAD; Atlanta's Mailchimp Set To Be Sold

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 47:00

    Decide DeKalb Development Authority is now accepting applications for the Kensington Tax Allocation District (TAD). Dorian DeBarr, president of the Decide DeKalb Development Authority, discusses the goals of the program.Intuit Inc., a Silicon Valley financial software company, is set to purchase Mailchimp for $ 12 billion. Ben Chestnut, the CEO of Mailchimp, discusses the acquisition.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Former Woodruff Arts Center CEO Running To Lead ATL City Council; Pandemic Continues To Delay Shipping & Receiving Goods

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 45:59

    Doug Shipman, a political newcomer and former CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, discusses why he's running to be the next president of the Atlanta City Council.Plus, John Haber, the founder and CEO of Spend Management Experts, discusses the latest supply chain news and the state of the shipping industry amid the pandemic and rise of the Delta variant. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Fulton County Chairman Rob Pitts on New Elections Board Chair & ACLU of Georgia Responds to Proposed Only American Citizens Voting Constitutional Amendment

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 45:26

    Fulton County's Board of Elections has a new chairperson. Longtime Democrat and public servant Cathy Woolard replaces Alex Wan, who resigned earlier this year. Woolard's nomination was controversial because of her past work as a consultant for Fair Fight Action...at least thru the eyes of state Republicans and Democrat commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman voted no to Woolard's appointment. Now, Fulton County Commission Chair Rob Pitt is responding to Commissioner's Abdur-Rahman's comments on the approval process.Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says there's proof non-citizens are voting in elections throughout the nation. This isn't the first time Raffensperger has called attention to the issue. Recently, Raffensperger said he's in favor of "an amendment to the Georgia constitution limiting participation in state and local elections to American citizens."The process for the constitutional amendment to be approved would mean the General Assembly would pass an amendment in the House and Senate, but by two-thirds majority. Next, the measure is placed on a ballot and would either be approved or NOT approved in a statewide election by the voters.Christopher Bruce is policy director for the ACLU of Georgia and talks with host Rose Scott about Sec. Raffensperger's desire for a constitutional amendment.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    New Research On COVID-19 Transmission From the University Of Georgia; Georgia Legal Services Program Celebrates 50 Years

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 47:02

    Is there an association between the timing of exposure to and severity of COVID-19 disease in close contacts of index patients with COVID-19?New research from the University of Georgia suggests COVID-19 is most contagious in a short window before -and after- symptoms appear.The findings suggest individuals with COVID-19 are most likely to spread the virus to close contacts...2 days before the onset of symptoms to...3 days after symptoms appear. Also, the risk of transmission is highest when patients had mild or moderate disease severity. Could these findings help contact tracing efforts?Dr. Ye Shen, associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at UGA talked about the study.Also, the Georgia Legal Services Program marks 50 years of helping low-income Georgians. (GLSP) will host the virtual Rural Georgia Justice and Poverty Summit on Friday, September 17th. It's part of the organization's 50th anniversary celebration. Their work centers around free legal services to low income Georgians with low incomes who reside outside metro Atlanta.Those services are in the in the areas of family law, housing, access to public benefits, eviction prevention, farmworkers rights, and access to education. Executive director Rick Rufolo talks the history of the organization and shares how the legal work has had an impact on the quality of life for those served.Also in this episode, Fulton County's Board of Elections has a new chairperson. It's Cathy Woolard. Woolard's nomination and appointment is controversial because of her past work as a consultant for Fair Fight Action, a voting rights organization founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams. The Fulton Commission vote was 4-2, with Democratic commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman crossing party lines to vote no. She tells Closer Look host Rose Scott why Woolard's appointment could lead to the state taking over the county election's department.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    MARTA CEO Talks Need For More Resources; Emory Professor Discusses Impact Of Pandemic On Residents

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 47:00

    Tech giant Amazon launched an online career day in hopes of hiring thousands of new employees.Jordan Deagle, Amazon's Career Day Organizer, talks to Closer Look host Rose Scott about the interactive employment process for applicants. MARTA is Georgia's largest transit system. General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker talks about the need for additional federal, state and local resources for public transportation upgrades and programs. Also, Parker reveals how the transit system has been adjusting during the pandemic and MARTA's role in the overall regional approach to expanding and improving transit. There's a forgotten group not talked about within the medical community and how they're coping during the pandemic, medial residents. Dr. Anwar Osborne, associate professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Emory School of Medicine and the assistant program director of the school's Emergency Medicine Residency program takes host Rose Scott thru the daily routine of a resident, what's different due to COVID-19 and the mental health toll on some residents. Dr. Osborne also reveals resources offered for residents.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    New Morehouse School of Medicine Covid-19 Resource App & Fulton County Expands Rental Assistance Program

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 47:00

    A team based at the Morehouse School of Medicine has helped develop a multilingual mobile app. It's designed for at risk groups to easily access information and services about Covid-19 vaccines, testing sites, and community resources. Dr. Dominic Mack heads the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network responsible for the new mobile app. NCRN is based in the Morehouse School of Medicine's National Center for Primary Care.He tells Closer Look the vision for the app will also give users access to proper and credible information to help combat the disease in their local communities.Earlier in the year, Fulton County received fifteen thousand applications for its emergency rental assistance program that was federally funded with $18-million dollars available. A second round is now accepting applications and $24-million dollars in assistance is available. Fulton's Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Health & Human Services, Dr. Pamela Roshell talks about the opening of another round with 24-million dollars to disperse. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    USDA Increases SNAP Benefits & Georgia Tech Sports Historian Talks Ali & Malcom X Relationship

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 46:30


    The U-S-D-A is increasing monthly benefits to ensure low-income families have access to healthier food choices.Rose Scott speaks with Jon Anderson from the state's Division of Family and Children Services and how the SNAP benefit changes will help more than a million Georgia households receive extra help in covering food costs.A Netflix documentary, Blood Brothers, is based on a book co-authored by Georgia Tech professor and sports historian Johnny Smith on the relationship between Muhammad Ali and Malcom X.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Twenty Years Later: ‘Closer Look' Guests Reflect On 9/11

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 50:29


    Erica Dodge, the race director for Travis Manion Foundation's 9/11 Heroes Run in Atlanta, discusses the history and mission of the foundation and the upcoming race. Plus, Dr. Tony Lemieux, a professor of communication at Georgia State University explains how U.S. policy toward terrorism has changed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Lastly, we revisit Rose's conversation with veteran news anchor and CBS correspondent Scott Pelley from 2019. Pelley reflects on covering the deadly terrorist attacks. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Atlanta Councilmembers Discuss Public Safety Training Center Vote; Public Policy Expert Discusses Defunding The Police Movement Amid Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 50:21

    In a 10-4 vote Wednesday, the Atlanta City Council approved a controversial plan to build a state-of-the-art public safety training center at the Old Atlanta Prison Farm site. Councilmember Natalyn Archibong and Matt Westmoreland discuss their positions about the $90 million projectPlus, Dr. Amara Enyia, a public policy expert and the policy and research coordinator for the Movement for Black Lives, discusses why she feels clarifying the messaging around defunding the police is necessary to combat Republican claims that it's directly linked to COVID crime.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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