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Closer Look: Jonesboro Police; Pregnancy; And More

Jonesboro Chief of Police Franklin Allen talks about his department and the challenges police departments are facing nationwide on ''Closer Look.''
Jonesboro Chief of Police Franklin Allen talks about his department and the challenges police departments are facing nationwide on ''Closer Look.''
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott and Martha Dalton give an update on a proposed mosque and cemetery in Newton County that has been a source of controversy for the community;
  • 1:35: Dr. Mark Elgart, president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit AdvancEd, talks about accreditation of schools and how Atlanta-area school districts are performing;
  • 18:39: Stephannie Stokes explores the bike and pedestrian trails that could be expanded if Atlanta voters approve a sales tax increase set to be on the November ballot;
  • 20:30: The director of Mother-To Baby Georgia, Dr. Claire Coles, and program coordinator Bethany Kotlar discuss their work advising pregnant women on the effects drugs may have on their pregnancy;
  • 36:54: Martha Dalton talks with Atlanta-area families concerned with the way some schools are determining whether or not a student needs to be enrolled in an English as a second language class;
  • 41:24: Rose Scott follows up with Martha Dalton on her look at the screening process used to place students in English as a second language classes;
  • 46:00: As part of the ongoing series “Conversations with the Chief,” Jonesboro Chief of Police Franklin Allen talks about his department and the challenges police departments are facing nationwide;
  • 1:06:39: Tasnim Shamma reports on Georgia Tech’s work with the nonprofit organization New American Pathways to identify cities for refugee resettlement.