Closer Look: ATL District 3 Councilman-Elect Antonio Brown; Oglethorpe University Partners With Amazon To Teach Students Cloud Computing; The Mission of Open Hand Atlanta

Antonio Brown, shown during an interview in 2019, ran for the District 3 seat after the death of Atlanta City Council member Ivory Lee Young Jr.
Antonio Brown, shown during an interview in 2019, ran for the District 3 seat after the death of Atlanta City Council member Ivory Lee Young Jr.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the Fulton County School Board selecting a finalist to become the system’s new superintendent — Dr. Michael “Mike” Looney. Georgia law requires the school board to give the public a minimum of 14 days for input. Dr. Looney will participate in meet and greets at 5 different locations across the county. The locations and times of those events are available on the Fulton County Schools’ website.
  • 4:53: Political newcomer and businessman Antonio Brown has a claimed a seat on Atlanta’s City Council in a win that many are calling an “upset.” Brown secured the seat after a special election that included a runoff and recount. He won with 53 percent of the vote against Byron Amos, a former member of the Atlanta Board of Education. Now, Brown will finish the rest of the late councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr.’s term. Councilman-elect Brown stops by the Closer Look studios to share his first priorities once he takes office.
  • 26:05: Oglethorpe University is now one of two Amazon Web Services Academy member institutions in the state of Georgia. The school says it wants to offer students more “hard skills” through a cloud computing certification course. Dr. Beth Concepción, Assistant Provost and Director of the Atlanta Laboratory for Learning at Oglethorpe University, shares why Oglethorpe, a traditionally liberal arts university, is the perfect fit for the program.
  • 37:12: For almost 30 years, Open Hand Atlanta has worked to feed the city nutritious and accessible food. Every day, the organization and its volunteers prepare, pack and deliver more than 5,000 meals across Atlanta. We learn more about their mission from Katie MacKenzie, Senior Manager of Donor Relations at Open Hand Atlanta.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker.