Closer Look: Atlanta Businessman Carl Ware Shares His Life Story in A New Memoir; Local Faith Leaders Discuss Connection Between Obesity & Black Faith Community

Atlanta businessman and former Executive-Vice President of the Coca-Cola Company Carl Ware joins "Closer Look" to discuss his new memoir, “Portrait of an American Businessman: One Generation from Cotton Field to Boardroom.”
Atlanta businessman and former Executive-Vice President of the Coca-Cola Company Carl Ware joins "Closer Look" to discuss his new memoir, “Portrait of an American Businessman: One Generation from Cotton Field to Boardroom.”
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on last night’s vote by the Chamblee City Council to decriminalize the possession of marijuana. Chamblee City Council Member, Brian Mock, who proposed the ordinance, joins “Closer Look” by phone.
  • 07:49: A recent study from Duke University took a look at the connection between obesity and the black faith community. Last week, we heard from the lead author of the study, Dr. Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards. Today, local faith leaders, Matthew Wesley Williams, interim president of the Interdenominational Theological, Dr. Nichole R. Phillips, Associate Professor in the Practice of Sociology of Religion and Culture; Director of Black Church Studies at Emory University and Reverend Dr. Dwight D. Andrews, Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ and Professor, Music Theory, African American Music at Emory University, join “Closer Look” in studio for a roundtable conversation about what the faith community is doing to address this in Atlanta.
Matthew Wesley Williams, interim president of the Interdenominational Theological, Dr. Nichole R. Phillips, Associate Professor in the Practice of Sociology of Religion and Culture; Director of Black Church Studies at Emory University and Reverend Dr. Dwight D. Andrews, Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ and Professor, Music Theory, African American Music at Emory University join “Closer Look for a conversation about health and wellness in the Atlanta faith community.
  • 35:55: The son of Georgia sharecroppers, Atlanta businessman and former Executive-Vice President of the Coca-Cola Company Carl Ware opens up about his life story in a new memoir. He joins us in studio to discuss the book titled, “Portrait of an American Businessman: One Generation from Cotton Field to Boardroom.”

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