Closer Look: Atlanta Board of Education District 2 Candidates Debate; Atlanta Municipal Court Creates Program for Homeless Defendants

Two candidates, Aretta Baldon and Davida Huntley, remain in the runoff race for the Atlanta Board of Education's District 2 seat. They join join “Closer Look” today for a live, in-studio debate.
Two candidates, Aretta Baldon and Davida Huntley, remain in the runoff race for the Atlanta Board of Education's District 2 seat. They join join “Closer Look” today for a live, in-studio debate.
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Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief with the latest on the Atlanta Board of Education’s search for a new superintendent.
  • And, in other news, billionaire philanthropist and media mogul Oprah Winfrey made a $13 million donation to Morehouse College’s Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program yesterday.
  • 02:35:  Aretta Baldon and David Huntley, the two remaining candidates in the race for Atlanta Board of Education’s District 2 seat, join  “Closer Look” today for a live, in-studio debate.
  • 34:13: The Atlanta Municipal Court recently created a new program to provide more support to defendants who are homeless. The goal is to focus more on the treatment and rehabilitation, and to use punitive measures as a “last resort.” Atlanta Municipal Court Chief Judge Christopher Portis joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the new program.
Atlanta Municipal Court Chief Judge Christopher Portis joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the court’s new Homeless Court Program. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

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