Closer Look: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Discusses Citywide Stay-At-Home Order; Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Discusses COVID-19’s Impact on Farmers, Agriculture; Knight Foundation Study Surveys ‘Non-Voters’

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined “Closer Look with Rose Scott” by phone to discuss her stay-at-home order for the city of Atlanta. Here is Mayor Bottoms on a previous edition of the program, in-studio.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined “Closer Look with Rose Scott” by phone to discuss her stay-at-home order for the city of Atlanta. Here is Mayor Bottoms on a previous edition of the program, in-studio.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 00:00: Rose Scott reports on Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s executive order calling for high-risk residents to stay home, as well as Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ citywide stay-at-home order.
  • Meanwhile, Atlanta Public Schools will remain closed until at least Monday, April 13.
  • Finally, WABE health reporter Sam Whitehead joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” via Skype to discuss the latest local and statewide attempts to stop the spread of COVID-19.
  • 8:52: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss her latest executive order, calling for Atlanta residents to stay at home.
  • 17:43: Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss the COVID-19’s potential impact on farmers and local food systems.
  • 34:26: Evette Alexander, director of learning and impact at the Knight Foundation, joins “Closer Look” via Skype to discuss a new study that surveys the behavior of non-voters in Georgia and other states across the country.

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.