Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:
- 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania and son, Barron arriving in Fort Benning, Georgia earlier today en route to Lee County, Alabama. There the president and family, will see up close the devastation from tornadoes that came through the area last weekend. According to the National Weather Service office in Birmingham, in total 30 tornadoes ripped thru the Southeast — 23 people were killed in Alabama. Today, funeral services were underway for some of those killed.
- 1:53: Crossover Day is over for the 2019 legislative session. Which bills survived? We recap what went down at the Georgia State Capitol with a look at health under the Gold Dome with WABE Health reporter Sam Whitehead.
- 20:17: From a state takeover of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to scooter safety, a conversation with Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore.
- 43:22: Medical professionals who join the medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders often travel to areas of conflict, extreme poverty and provide care for those who need their help. The organization also has maternal health programs in more than 25 countries — those programs focus on reducing maternal and infant mortality, increasing access to family planning and providing emergency obstetric care. We revisit a conversation with Dr. Africa Stewart, an Atlanta based OBGYN and surgeon, who has completed five surgical assignments in Sudan, South Sudan and Nigeria.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker.