Closer Look: Advocates Discuss The Future of Atlanta Detention Center; Uber Releases Safety Report; Georgia Tech And APS Partner To Increase Access to Computer Science Education

Marilynn Winn (Right) and Bridgette Simpson (Left) of Women on the Rise, a local grassroots organization, discuss the upcoming community meetings with the City of Atlanta regarding re-purposing the Atlanta Detention Center.
Marilynn Winn (Right) and Bridgette Simpson (Left) of Women on the Rise, a local grassroots organization, discuss the upcoming community meetings with the City of Atlanta regarding re-purposing the Atlanta Detention Center.
Credit Grace Walker / WABE

Monday, December 9, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the completion of a merger between of Atlanta’s SunTrust Bank and BB&T to create a new entity called Truist.
  • 03:06: Marilynn Winn and Bridgette Simpson of Women on the Rise, a local grassroots organization, discuss the upcoming community meetings with the City of Atlanta regarding re-purposing the Atlanta Detention Center.
  • 22:11: The rideshare company Uber released a safety report on Thursday that shed some light on sexual assaults, killings and accidents reported by riders and drivers. HuffPost senior reporter Emily Peck joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” by phone to discuss the long-term impact of the report, which is the first publication of its kind from the company.
  • 36:26: A Georgia Institute of Technology program is partnering with the Atlanta Public High Schools to increase access within computer science education. We learn more about the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing from Lien Diaz, director of educational innovation and leadership at Georgia Tech’s Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Yolanda Payne, a Constellations Center fellow, and Lashawne Myles, a teacher at North Atlanta High School.
We learn more about the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing from Lien Diaz, director of educational innovation and leadership at Georgia Tech’s Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Yolanda Payne, a Constellations Center fellow (Left), and Lashawne Myles, a teacher at North Atlanta High School (Right). Photo credit: Grace Walker, WABE

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