Closer Look: Atlanta Reviews Confederate Monuments; And More

Piedmont Park’s Peace Monument, which was spray painted during a protest this summer, was one of the statues discussed by a committee in charge of recommending what to do with Atlanta's streets and monuments tied to the Confederacy.
Piedmont Park’s Peace Monument, which was spray painted during a protest this summer, was one of the statues discussed by a committee in charge of recommending what to do with Atlanta's streets and monuments tied to the Confederacy.
Credit David Goldman / Associated Press file

Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”

  • 0:00: Atlanta’s Confederate Advisory Committee is responsible for deciding the fate of confederate street names and monuments in the city. Yesterday, the committee held its last meeting and presented its report. A look at the committee’s recommendations from two of its members: Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum and Sheffield Hale, president and CEO of the Atlanta History Center.
  • 22:00: The Atlanta based startup, Intent Solutions has created a device to help curb the opioid epidemic. The company’s founder, and former Georgia state senator, Sam Zamarripa explains how patients and doctors can use the TAD device to monitor prescription medication intake.
  • 40:34: Earlier this year on Closer Look, we learned about an Associated Press investigation into allegations of physical abuse at the Word of Faith Fellowship church in the small town of Spindale, North Carolina, which is just 3 hours outside of Atlanta in the Blue Ridge Mountains. A follow-up to this story with reporter Mitch Weiss, from the AP’s national investigative team, on how the alleged abuse has divided families including parents and their children.

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