0:00: U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg ruled that Georgia can continue using electronic voting machines in the upcoming November election, despite concerns over cybersecurity. Her decision, although ruling against the switch to paper ballots, still criticized state election officials about the lack of effort to address the vulnerabilities of the electronic voting system. What are some of the reactions to the decision, and what does it mean for Georgia voters? We speak with David Cross, attorney for Morrison and Foerster, representing the plaintiffs in Curling v. Kemp.
10:39: After meeting hundreds of African-American, Latina and Asian teenage girls throughout her career, author Dr. Kela Henry was compelled to write a book for teen girls that emphasizes the importance of decisions. Told in narrative form, “Nia & the numbers game: A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex” is what she calls a user-friendly guide for adolescent girls that helps them to learn about the changes occurring in their bodies and how to best navigate the circumstances of their teenage years. Dr. Henry joins us in studio to tell us more.
39:28: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms campaigned as a supporter of Atlanta’s LGBTQ community. As part of that, she formed the city’s first LGBTQ advisory board. The board held its first official meeting Friday morning. Who is on the board, and what is its mission? We hear from Kirk Rich, co-chair of the city’s LGBTQ Advisory Board.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Emilia Brock.