Closer Look: Jonesboro Police; Pregnancy; And More

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onday 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.