Closer Look: ATL Officials Face Criticism Over City’s Management Of Federally Funded Housing Program For Those Living With HIV/AIDS; Legal 101 For GA Hemp Farming

Patrick Saunders, a journalist with Project Q, shares the latest in an ongoing controversy regarding the city's distribution of Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS funding.
Patrick Saunders, a journalist with Project Q, shares the latest in an ongoing controversy regarding the city's distribution of Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS funding.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on Georgia Congressman John Lewis’ statements in support of House Resolution 489. The resolution condemns a series of tweets by President Donald Trump in which he told four congresswomen of color to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”
  • 4:57: The City of Atlanta is responsible for managing a federally funded housing program to assist those living with HIV/AIDS. So, why are some residents facing evictions? Project Q journalist Patrick Saunders joins Closer Look with the story.
  • 37:31: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the state’s ‘Hemp Farming Act’ into law this year. Still, several restrictions are in place for farmers who wish to grow the crop, and questions remain regarding how Georgia will implement the law. Allison Margolin, a partner at the Los Angeles-based law firm Margolin and Lawrence, is offering her guidance to Georgia farmers navigating the licensing process. She joins us in the studio to talk about cannabis compliance and how Georgia’s legislation compares to other states.
Allison Margolin, a partner at the Los Angeles-based law firm Margolin and Lawrence, is offering her guidance to Georgia farmers navigating the hemp licensing process. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

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