Closer Look: ARC Shares Elder Abuse Warning Signs; APD Talks Holiday Safety Tips; GBPI Report Evaluates Georgia’s Dual Enrollment Program

"Closer Look" host Rose Scott discusses identifying warning signs of elder abuse with Becky Kurtz, the managing director of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Aging and Independent Services division.
"Closer Look" host Rose Scott discusses identifying warning signs of elder abuse with Becky Kurtz, the managing director of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Aging and Independent Services division.
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Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on reports from the Atlanta Police Department that investigators have identified a child they say was abandoned at Grady Hospital last week. The child’s mother has been arrested and charged with cruelty to children in the first degree.
  • And, in other news, a federal judge is ordering Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to testify in a lawsuit dating back to his time as Secretary of State.
  • Also, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is giving city firefighters will a pay increase.
  • Finally, the Mega Millions jackpot is $340 million for Friday night’s drawing.
  • 02:57: Jennifer Lee, a policy analyst with the Georgia Budget Policy Institute, and GBPI senior policy analyst Stephen Owens join “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in the studio to discuss a recent GBPI report that examines some of the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s dual enrollment program.
Jennifer Lee and Stephen Owen
Jennifer Lee, a policy analyst with the Georgia Budget Policy Institute, and GBPI senior policy analyst Stephen Owens join “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in the studio to discuss a recent GBPI study that examines some of the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s dual enrollment program. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
Atlanta Police Department Sergeant John Chafee
Atlanta Police Department Sergeant John Chafee joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in the studio to share safety tips for the holiday season. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 34:14: Elder abuse can come in many forms — from neglect to abandonment to financial exploitation. Rose Scott discusses identifying warning signs with Becky Kurtz, the managing director of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Aging and Independent Services division. To learn more about Empowerline, click here.  Additional resources can also be found here.

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