Closer Look: Some Ga. Schools And Homes Still Without Power; And More

A worker trims branches from trees near power lines in a downtown neighborhood in Orlando, Fla. during preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:
  • 0:00: Many are still without power in the aftermath of Irma. Georgia Power spokesman John Kraft gives an update on how many areas are still without power. Schools have also been affected by power outages. Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton, Clayton and Gwinnett have returned to school today, but DeKalb County schools remain closed. DeKalb County superintendent, Dr. Stephen Green, tells us when DeKalb County schools can expect to reopen.
  • 8:52: Seventy percent of building contractors are finding it hard to get skilled workers in the construction industry, according to a national survey from Autodesk and Associated General Contractors of America. A conversation with Mike Dunham, chief executive officer of AGC Georgia, on how to get more skilled workers into the sector.
  • 24:25: Georgia is at the top for aerospace manufacturing, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. A conversation with Amy Hudnall, director of Center for Innovation for Aerospace, on the aerospace industry in Georgia.
  • 40:58: Atlanta’s largest homeless shelter, Peachtree Pine, is closing. Carl Hartrampf, the executive director of the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, which operated the shelter talks about its future.

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