Closer Look: Atlanta Named A Tech Mecca; I-285 Accident; And More

Atlanta was named third on Forbes' list of emerging tech meccas.
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Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Rose and Jim give a news brief on an overturned tanker truck carrying over 7,000 gallons of fuel on Interstate 285 in Clayton County disrupting traffic. Atlanta fire Battalion Chief Stephen Hill tells us the latest on the spill;
  • 5:01: Guy Anthony, president and founder of Black, Gifted & Whole Foundation; George Johnson, vice president of the foundation; and Jauan Durbin, first scholarship recipient and Morehouse freshman, chat about the nonprofit which empowers young, queer, black men by awarding scholarships to attend college;
  • 21:15: Asante Bradford, Project Manager of Digital Entertainment and Emerging Media for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, talks about Forbes ranking Atlanta third in its list of tech meccas of the future;
  • 35:48: Jeffrey Tumlin, Interim Director of Oakland’s Department of Transportation, speaks about how the city of Oakland created its own Department of Transportation.

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