Closer Look: 2020 Primary Debate; City Of Refuge Provides Social Services On West Side; And More

From left, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Andrew Yang, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio participate in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
From left, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Andrew Yang, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio participate in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on a manhunt currently underway for a man accused of shooting his girlfriend and a DeKalb County Police officer.
  • In other news, today is the first day back to school for some Atlanta-area schools.
  • 2:38: Last night wrapped up part two of the latest presidential democratic debates. What were the key takeaways from the candidates and what strategies should the Democratic party use moving forward into the 2020 election? We ask political strategist Fred Hicks.
Political strategist Fred Hicks gives his analysis of this weeks’ democratic presidential primary debates. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 21:48: The City of Refuge is an over 200,000 square foot campus on Atlanta’s West Side dedicated to providing social services such as transitional housing, on-site medical and mental health care, childcare, and vocational training. Its founder Bruce Deel, who is also the pastor of The Mission Church, shares why he started the organization and discusses his new book, “Trust First: A True Story About the Power of Giving People Second Chances”.
  • 40:51: The Good Samaritan Health Center first opened its doors in 1999 with the mission to provide healthcare to those in need in the city of Atlanta. Since then, Good Samaritan has expanded to a facility located off Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy Northwest on the city’s Westside. The Closer Look team recently visited the Center, which offers services including medical, dental, fitness and cooking classes and even an urban farm. Today, we hear part two of that conversation, which includes a tour of the campus.
Since 1995, the Good Samaritan Health Center, now located on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, has provided medical care to families and individuals in Atlanta who lack access to quality health care. (Photos Courtesy of Good Samaritan)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.