Closer Look: Ga. Officials & Residents Prepare For Hurricane Dorian; Brenau University Launches Pilot Program For Student Loan Alternative;

This GOES-16, GeoColor satellite image taken Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at 17:10 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Dorian moving off the east coast of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean.
This GOES-16, GeoColor satellite image taken Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at 17:10 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Dorian moving off the east coast of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: As Hurricane Dorian travels up the Eastern seaboard, we hear an update on the storm’s path from the National Weather Service. We also get an update on efforts from the American Red Cross from Ashley Henyan, a spokesperson for the organization. As Hurricane Dorian makes its way through Georgia, officials in Glynn County are preparing — the entire county is under a Storm Surge and Tropical Storm warning. We learn more from Mike Browning, chair of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners. While officials focus on getting residents to safety and prepare for possible power outages or road closures, some Georgia residents are facing evacuation or having to shelter in place. This can be especially challenging for those caring for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s. Chris Schneider, communications director for the Alzheimer’s Foundation provides tips on how to care for family members during Hurricane Dorian.
  • 24:39: Brenau University is offering a new payment plan, called “Income Share Agreements,” to students as an alternative to student loans. Last week on the program, Andrew Kreighbaum, federal policy reporter at Inside Higher Ed explained the ins and outs of ISAS, and the support the program is receiving on the federal level. Today, we hear the specifics of Brenau University’s plan from David Barnett, executive vice president and CFO of Brenau University.
  • 42:25: We recap how state officials are preparing for Hurricane Dorian with WABE reporter Emil Moffat who covered a press conference at GEMA headquarters with Governor Brian Kemp and emergency management officials.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.