Closer Look: Adoption in Georgia; ‘Hidden Predator Act’; And More

Adoptive parents Beth-Anne Higgins, Christopher Matos-Rogers and Nsenga Burton join Rose Scott to discuss their experiences.
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on reports that some students in Cobb County were prevented from leaving school yesterday as part of a national walkout that took place at schools across the county to remember the victims of the shooting in Parkland, Flordia. In social media posts, students say they were prevented from leaving their classrooms by school administrators. Students, and their parents, are awaiting news of potential disciplinary actions for those who participated in the walkouts — Cobb County school officials told WABE news that any disciplinary action will come from the county.
  • 2:05: A bill that would extend the statute of limitation for victims of child sexual abuse to sue is making its way through the General Assembly. It’s called the “Hidden Predator Act” and the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jason Spencer, joins us in studio.
  • 20:48: It’s college basketball’s March Madness and it’s a billion dollar industry. But, is it time to start paying the athletes? A discussion on the business of college athletics with Michael Lewis, associate professor of marketing at Emory’s Goizueta Business School.
  • 39:47: Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill into law last week to make adoptions in Georgia easier. Today, we continue our look at adoption in Georgia in a round table conversation with adoptive parents to learn more about their experiences, and discuss the challenges they faced when adopting in our state. We’re joined by Beth-Anne Higgins, Nsenga Burton, and Christopher Matos-Rogers.