Closer Look: Gandhi and MLK; President of Atlanta Metropolitan State College; And More

Dr. Gary McGaha, president of Atlanta Metropolitan State College, spoke to Rose Scott on "Closer Look" for part of the show's series of conversations with area colleges and universities.
Dr. Gary McGaha, president of Atlanta Metropolitan State College, spoke to Rose Scott on "Closer Look" for part of the show's series of conversations with area colleges and universities.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired many during and after the civil rights movement. But what’s the origin of King’s philosophy? Our ATL68 series continues with a look at Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi – known to his many followers as Mahatma – and his influence on the civil rights leader. Ellen Gough, Emory University assistant professor of religion, explains how Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolent resistance inspired Dr. King.
  • 20:33: Marketplace is America’s most widely listened to program about business and the economy. Kai Ryssdal has been the show’s host and senior editor for nearly 17 years. But who is the man behind Marketplace? Rose sat down with Kai Ryssdal in front of an audience to talk about his journey and, of course, the economy.
  • 29:32: It’s Valentine’s Day, and as part of our annual Closer Look tradition we ask our Public Broadcasting Atlanta colleagues “What is love?”
  • 38:04: We continue our series of conversations with area colleges and universities with Dr. Gary McGaha, president of Atlanta Metropolitan State College.