Closer Look: Consul General of Canada in Atlanta; Efforts to End Human Trafficking; And More

Honorable Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada to the Southeast U.S., sits down with "Closer Look."
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how the United States Supreme Court has ruled on a case regarding purging voter registration rolls in Ohio. By a 5 to 4 vote, the nation’s high court supported an Ohio law that would allow the state to purge voter rolls of those who had not voted in the last two years. The issue has become a partisan fight in some states including Georgia. Republicans cite the need to combat voter fraud and Democrats contend those type of laws disenfranchise specifically the poor and minority voters.
  • In other news, the line-up for Atlanta’s Music Midtown Festival is out. The big headliners this year are Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy, Janelle Monae and Post Malone. The two-day event has been going on since 1994. This year’s Music Midtown will take place in Piedmont Park on Sept.15 and 16, and tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.
  • 2:15: What’s the impact of President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum? And especially between Canada and Georgia? A conversation with the Honorable Nadia Theodore, Consul General of Canada here in Atlanta, about everything from trade and tariffs to President Trump’s desire to end three-way talks for NAFTA.
  • 39:08: In 2017, there were a reported 276 cases of human trafficking here in the state, according to a report from the National Human Trafficking Hotline. We learn about a local initiative, the International Human Trafficking Institute, which aims to bring local leaders across all industries – from advocacy, to business, to the faith-based community – to end human trafficking. A conversation with the institute’s executive director, Deborah Richardson.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.