Closer Look: APS Superintendent Talks Gulch Development Deal; Election 2018 — Millennial Round Table; And More

Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen joins "Closer Look" today to talk about the Gulch development deal.
Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen joins "Closer Look" today to talk about the Gulch development deal.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm with potential winds of 145 miles per hour. Yesterday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a State of Emergency for 92 counties throughout south Georgia. Today, while visiting the State Operations Center at the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Deal announced that 16 additional counties have been added to the list, bringing the total up to 108. He also noted that the state has requested a federal declaration of emergency, to provide funding from the federal level for the cost of both preparation and potential impact.
  • 3:52: Our Midterm elections coverage continues with a roundtable discussion about a critical voter group: millennials. What are the key issues for these younger voters? What considerations will they make in casting their ballots? How are political groups working to engage these voters and get them to the polls? We hear from Jake Evans and Ronald Cato of the Atlanta Young Republicans, and from Eric Santos and Porsha White of the Young Democrats of Atlanta.
(Left to Right) Young Democrats of Atlanta members Porsha White and Eric Santos, and Atlanta Young Republicans Jake Evans and Ronald Cato talked about the upcoming election on today’s “Closer Look.” Photo credit: Emilia Brock
  • 35:25: The proposed development deal regarding the Gulch has advocates and also faces community concerns. And Atlanta Public Schools wants some changes to existing tax districts before it’s approved, because Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen says the school system is on the hook for too much money. Carstarphen joins us in studio.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Grace Walker.