Closer Look: CARE Looks To Aid Rohingya Refugees; Robyn LaJoya Charles; And More

Robyn LaJoya Charles, daughter of legendary musician Ray Charles, spoke to Rose Scott about her father's legacy and her own musical journey.
Robyn LaJoya Charles, daughter of legendary musician Ray Charles, spoke to Rose Scott about her father's legacy and her own musical journey.
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on Fulton County being the first county in Georgia to file a lawsuit against companies that make and distribute opioids. Georgia is among a number of states investigating the makers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers. Also, last week Georgia Rep. Dr. Betty Price made headlines for her comments related to those living with HIV. We get local reaction to Price’s comments from Nicole Roebuck, executive director for AID Atlanta.
  • 21:23: According to the United Nations, more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in the last seven weeks. This comes after reported military-led violence against the Rohingya people, which the UN is calling a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” As the crisis increases in Bangladesh, the Atlanta based-international organization, CARE, is trying to bring some relief-aid to the Rohingya people. Lex Kassenberg, CARE senior director of emergencies, explains how the nonprofit helps other nations in need of humanitarian aid.
  • 45:00: A conversation with Robyn LaJoya Charles, daughter of legendary musician, as she talks about Ray Charles’ legacy and her own musical journey.

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