Closer Look: Festival Peachtree Latino; Paycheck to Paycheck — Changing Careers Impact on Retirement; And More

(Left to Right) Festival Peachtree Latino Co-founder Rafael Ortega and Talent Manager Frank Taylor talk about the upcoming 18th Annual Festival Peachtree Latino on today's "Closer Look."
(Left to Right) Festival Peachtree Latino Co-founder Rafael Ortega and Talent Manager Frank Taylor talk about the upcoming 18th Annual Festival Peachtree Latino on today's "Closer Look."
Credit Emilia Brock

Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how the City of Atlanta is renaming Freedom Parkway today. The stretch of road will now be called “John Lewis Freedom Parkway,” in honor of longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis. Back in March, the City Council created a task force to determine an appropriate manner in which to honor Representative Lewis. According to the City of Atlanta, “It was determined after public deliberation that Freedom Parkway should be renamed to honor the Congressman and Civil Rights leader who has dedicated his life to fighting for the freedom and humanity of others.”
  • In other news, Gov.Nathan Deal today announced the appointment of Sarah Hawkins Warren as a justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Hawkins-Warren will fill the vacancy created by the confirmation of the Honorable Britt Grant to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The appointment will take effect upon swearing in. Hawkins-Warren currently serves as the solicitor general in the Office of the Georgia Attorney General.
  • 2:11: Our Paycheck to Paycheck series continues with a look at how changing careers later in life could affect your retirement. How much does socioeconomic status weigh into this? We learn more from Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher, associate director of research for the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.
  • 21:26: According to a recent study published by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, the U.S. is facing a nationwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals. As cyberattacks become a growing threat across the country, we talk about why we need more people in the field, and how to get them there. We speak with John McCumber, director of Cybersecurity Advocacy at (ISC)², which produced the recent study. We’re also joined by Dr. Raheem Beyah, professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, which just launched a low-cost Master’s Degree program in cybersecurity.
  • 40:22: This Sunday marks the 18th Annual Festival Peachtree Latino. This free event celebrates the diverse populations of the Hispanic and Latin communities and has grown in popularity to become one of the largest multicultural festivals in the southeast region. And each year, the Festival raises money for educational scholarships that support and honor local students in pursuit of continuing education that have demonstrated commitment to serving their community. We hear more from Festival Peachtree Latino Co-founder Rafael Ortega and Talent Manager Frank Taylor.

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