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Closer Look: Charleston Shooting 1 Year Later; And More

Eboni Lemon talks to Joe Riley, former mayor of Charleston, about the Charleston church shooting in 2015 that left nine church members dead today on ''Closer Look.''
Eboni Lemon talks to Joe Riley, former mayor of Charleston, about the Charleston church shooting in 2015 that left nine church members dead today on ''Closer Look.''
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Professor Rajeev Dhawan from the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J Mack Robinson College talks about the Federal Reserve’s latest moves and Georgia’s economic growth;
  • 14:00: Elly Yu looks at how the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling on President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration could affect families living in Georgia;
  • 18:36: Kate Sweeney reports from an interfaith prayer vigil held at Ebenezer Baptist Church to honor the victims of gun violence;
  • 20:29: Hunter Woody, a member of the Georgia Chapter of the Father’s Rights Movement, discusses the group’s efforts to gain equal custody presumption in child custody cases;
  • 24:13: Eli Kennedy, CEO of Level Playing Field Institute, talks about SMASH (Summer Math And Science Honors), a new program at Morehouse College to encourage African-American and Latino 8th graders to pursue careers in STEM fields;
  • 35:03: Medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox examines findings from a study focused on people who are not overweight yet restrict their caloric intake by 25 percent of their normal diets;
  • 38:55: Imam Nadim Ali from the Council of Masajid of Metropolitan Atlanta, Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen of the Vision Church and Rev. Megan Johnson with North Avenue Presbyterian Church sit down for a roundtable discussion on the role of faith leaders in reconciliation surrounding violence – notably the 2015 massacre at a church Charleston, South Carolina and the recent mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida;
  • 1:02:01: Eboni Lemon talks to Joe Riley, former mayor of Charleston, about the Charleston church shooting in 2015 that left nine church members dead;
  • 1:10:10: Rose Scott talks to Eboni Lemon, who is from the Charleston area, about her experience the night of the Charleston church shooting and what residents are saying almost a year later;
  • 1:13:25: Georgia Tech professor Bruce Stiftel discusses his role in developing a plan called “The New Urban Agenda,” which will serve as part of the United Nation’s plan for development of sustainable infrastructures in cities.