Closer Look: Election 2018 — Outside Influences on Georgia Midterms; Talking Politics in the Workplace

(Left to Right) Professors Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey, Benjamin Taylor and David Schweidel joined in a round table discussion about the outside forces playing a part in Georgia's midterms.
(Left to Right) Professors Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey, Benjamin Taylor and David Schweidel joined in a round table discussion about the outside forces playing a part in Georgia's midterms.
Credit Portrait courtesy of Bonnette-Bailey; In Studio Photos: Emilia Brock

Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice P. Harris Hines died in a car crash yesterday. He was 75 years old. His wife, Helen Hines, was also in the car. She was injured but survived the crash; both were taken to Grady Hospital. No other vehicles were involved.
  • In other news, early voting ended on Friday, with a final surge of early voters: nearly a quarter of a million people voted on Friday alone. And already, nearly 2.1 million Georgians have cast their votes. That is more than double the turnout for early voting in the 2014 midterm elections.
  • 2:31: Election season makes politics a big topic of conversation — including at work. But what’s appropriate when it comes to talking politics in the workplace? We hear from Matt Simpson, partner at Fisher Phillips Atlanta and a labor and employment attorney.
Matt Simpson, partner at Fisher Phillips Atlanta and a labor and employment attorney, talks about how to appropriately talk about politics in the office. Photo credit: Emilia Brock
  • 19:42: From Oprah to Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump to former President Barack Obama — we take a look at some of the outside forces playing a part in Georgia’s midterms. It’s a roundtable discussion about the power, influence and money being poured into this election. We speak with David Schweidel, professor of marketing at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School; Benjamin Taylor, assistant professor of political science at Kennesaw State University’s School of Government & International Affairs; and Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey, associate professor of political science at Georgia State University and Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellow.
  • 40:20: Dr. Efraim Zuroff is an American-Israeli historian who continues to search for and prosecute remaining former Nazi war criminals. As the director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, he works to preserve Holocaust history and spread awareness of anti-Semitic hate crimes. He joins us in studio to talk about his work, the state of hate crimes around the world, and the importance of remembering the past.
Dr. Efraim Zuroff, an American-Israeli historian, talks about his work at the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock, and Grace Walker.