Closer Look: Councilmember Joyce Shepherd Discusses the Future of Fort Mac Redevelopment; ‘Crimmigration 101’ with Atlanta-based Lawyer Jessica Stern

Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Shepherd, who also serves on the Board of Directors for the Fort McPherson Redevelopment Authority, joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the latest regarding all the concerns surrounding the Fort McPherson development.
Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Shepherd, who also serves on the Board of Directors for the Fort McPherson Redevelopment Authority, joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the latest regarding all the concerns surrounding the Fort McPherson development.
Credit Candace Wheeler

Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on this morning’s federal court hearing on Georgia’s new restrictive abortion law. If there is an update, WABE reporter Sam Whitehead may join us in studio.
  • And, in other news, a Georgia Senate Study Committee dedicated to evaluating e-scooters and other mobility options met this morning for the first time.
  • 02:37: Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Shepherd, who also serves on the Board of Directors for the Fort McPherson Redevelopment Authority, joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss the latest regarding all the concerns surrounding the Fort McPherson development.
  • 32:16: From DACA challenges to a ‘zero tolerance’ policy, the United States has seen several changes in immigration policy these past few years. Jessica Stern, managing attorney and founder of the Atlanta-based ‘crimmigration’ firm, Stern Law, joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss how she helps non-United States citizens navigate the courts, as immigration policy continues to change and evolve.
Jessica Stern, managing attorney and founder of the Atlanta-based ‘crimmigration’ firm, Stern Law, joins “Closer Look” in studio to discuss how she helps non-United States citizens navigate the courts, as immigration policy continues to change and evolve. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.