0:00: On the night of June 17, 2015, nine worshippers were killed at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, also known as Mother Emanuel. The gunman, Dylann Roof, would later be found guilty of 33 counts of federal hate crimes. In her new book, Jennifer Berry Hawes writes an account of this night and shares what she saw and heard from the Charleston community in the aftermath of the tragedy. The Pulitzer prize-winning journalist joins Closer Look to discuss her book, ‘Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness.’
28:39: Each summer Closer Look invites independent bands, and artists, to come on the program to tell the stories behind their musical journeys and perform — it’s called Closer Look’s Summer Indie Music Series. The series returns next Friday with artist Chelsea Shag, but before we kick-off this years’ series, we give a preview of some of the artists we’ll feature this summer.
32:45: Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore joins Closer Look to talk about the city’s handling of electric scooters, the TSPLOST/Renew Atlanta projects and more city news.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.