0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how a federal district court judge will hear arguments today from the city of Stockbridge. The city’s trying to stop a vote that could create a new city, known as Eagle’s Landing. That vote will come in the form of a referendum Nov. 6. Only those residents who live in the proposed new city limits of Eagle’s Landing will be able to vote.
In other news, the express lanes that opened just a few weeks ago on I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee Counties are no longer free of charge. Over the weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation turned on the tolls for the lanes. The minimum toll rate for drivers with a Peach Pass is 10 cents per mile, but those tolls could increase based on driver demand.
2:11: Mundo Hispánico has been a newspaper for 40 years but a few years ago became a national digital platform with a very strong presence and followers in the digital world. And after 14 years as part of the Cox family, Mundo Hispánico is back in the community. Rene Alegria, president and CEO of the new Mundo Hispánico Digital Network, and Judith Martinez, senior content marketing manager for Mundo Hispánico, join us in studio.
23:20: Our “Paycheck to Paycheck” series continues with WISER Women, a national non-profit that works, around the country and here in Atlanta, to educate women about retirement. We speak with Cindy Hounsell, president of WISER, and Vickie Elisa, WISER’s community engagement director in the southeast.
41:17: According to a new report from the CDC, the number of gay and bisexual men in Georgia living with HIV jumped 70 percent between 2008 and 2015. Are local officials keeping their promises in battling HIV? For Part One of a new series on the topic, we’re joined by Project Q reporter Patrick Saunders.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Grace Walker.