Closer Look: From Biology Class to Sesame Street; Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief; And More

Brigadier General Diana Holland is leading The Army Corps' response to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, helping to clear debris and restore power in the region.
Brigadier General Diana Holland is leading The Army Corps' response to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, helping to clear debris and restore power in the region.
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Brigadier General Diana Holland is the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the South Atlantic Division, which is headquartered in Atlanta. Holland is currently leading The Corps’ response to hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, helping to clear debris and restore power in the region. She talks about their efforts and the overall mission of the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • 19:10: For extra credit in his biology class, Morehouse student Julien Turner created a rap video that has garnered over 950,000 views. He not only scored extra points for his video, but he and his brother signed a contract with Sesame Street to develop content for the show. We’ll talk to him about his company, Dreadhead Films, and his deal with the educational television series.
  • 36:20: In a New York Times article, journalist Vivian Yee writes about the increase in immigration arrests around the Atlanta area. She reports that “the regional ICE office in Atlanta made nearly 80 percent more arrests in the first half of this year than it did in the same period last year, the largest increase of any field office in the country.” Yee talks more about her reporting, and the impact of these ICE arrests within the local immigrant community.

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