Closer Look: Fulton Elections Director Talks 2020 Voting; Atlanta City Councilmember Responds To Tensions Between US and Iran

Richard Barron, Fulton County’s elections director, joins “Closer Look” in studio as we continue our series of segments devoted to the Georgia voter.
Richard Barron, Fulton County’s elections director, joins “Closer Look” in studio as we continue our series of segments devoted to the Georgia voter.
Credit Candace Wheeler / WABE

Thursday, January 9, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the exoneration of Georgia man who served nearly 20 years in prison for a rape he did not commit.
  • And, in other news, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently appointed a new city contract compliance director.
  • 2:00: As the state prepares for a presidential election year, what changes are in store for local counties? Richard Barron, Fulton County’s elections director, joins “Closer Look” in studio as we continue our series of segments devoted to the Georgia voter.
  • 23:25: Georgia Tech’s new “Living Building” opened its doors for classes for the first time this week. Shan Arora, director of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, and John DuCongé, senior project manager, recently gave Rose Scott a tour of the building, which aims to produce more energy than it uses. Today, we explore the building’s sustainable bathrooms.
  • 37:18: Atlanta District Two City Councilmember Amir Farokhi joins “Closer Look” in the studio to give his response to recent tensions between the United States and Iran.
Atlanta District Two City Councilmember Amir Farokhi joins “Closer Look” in studio to give his response to recent tensions between the United States and Iran. (Photo credit: Candace Wheeler)

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.