Closer Look: Faith Leaders Round Table; Little House on the Highway; Open For Business — BUZZ Coffee and Winehouse

Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus, a member of the clergy team at The Temple, and Dr. Neichelle Guidry, dean of Sisters Chapel and director of the WISDOM Center at Spelman College, reflect on the year on today's "Closer Look."
Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus, a member of the clergy team at The Temple, and Dr. Neichelle Guidry, dean of Sisters Chapel and director of the WISDOM Center at Spelman College, reflect on the year on today's "Closer Look."
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how Uber announced today that they’re entering the scooter market. The rideshare company launched a new fleet of e-scooters — called “JUMP” scooters”  — in a handful of cities, including Atlanta. To use JUMP scooters: riders can use the Uber App or scan a QR code to unlock. They are $1 to unlock and cost 10 cents per minute to ride. The JUMP scooters arrive in Atlanta at a time when City Council is considering placing regulations on the Bird and Lime scooters already scattered throughout the city.
  • 2:40: Last week saw the launch of Closer Look’s Open For Business, a new series featuring local entrepreneurs and small business owners. For the first one, Rose paid a visit to Cascade Heights, where Tremayne Perry is working to create a coffeehouse for his community. We revisit that conversation to hear how one simple desire – to get a cup of coffee in his neighborhood – led Perry to build his new business, BUZZ Coffee and Winehouse.
  • 22:45: Elizabeth Hensley and Richard Tilford are a couple on a mission – their goal is to live life sustainably and simply. For the past four months, they’ve been living out of a school bus that they refurbished themselves. They call it their “Little House on the Highway.” So far, Elizabeth and Richard have traveled through 17 states in North America in their “tiny house” on wheels, and, earlier this week, they took a trip to Public Broadcasting Atlanta and gave Closer Look a tour.

  • 41:03: Two faith leaders join Rose in studio to reflect upon this year of news and give spiritual insight for remaining hopeful in 2019. It’s a conversation with Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus, a member of the clergy team at The Temple, and Dr. Neichelle Guidry, dean of Sisters Chapel and director of the WISDOM Center at Spelman College.

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