Closer Look: Ginger Pride; Georgia Legislature; And More

James Schroeder, organizer of the Ginger Pride Parade in Rome, Georgia, discusses the event today on ''Closer Look.''
James Schroeder, organizer of the Ginger Pride Parade in Rome, Georgia, discusses the event today on ''Closer Look.''
Credit James Schroeder
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott and Jim Burress report on bills in the Georgia Legislature as this year’s session nears its end;
  • 3:54: Eboni Lemon reports from a Senior Connections Meals on Wheels program;
  • 8:40: Debra Furtado of Senior Connections discusses the continued need in metro Atlanta for Meals on Wheels and Gov. Deal’s proclamation that next week “March for Meals Week” in Georgia;
  • 19:41: Molly Samuel wraps up the environmental bills that have gone through the Georgia Legislature this year;
  • 25:15: Bryan McGovern, associate professor of history at Kennesaw State University, discusses why the iconic color of St. Patrick’s Day changed to green – from blue;
  • 32:01: Tasnim Shamma reports on efforts by Atlanta groups to make tech companies more diverse;
  • 37:00: Dr. Ford Vox discusses the role of pharmaceutical ads in adults’ medical decision in this week’s “Medical Minute”;
  • 41:57: Candace Wheeler talks about St. Patrick’s Day, Sea World and Chicago White Sox player Adam LaRoche’s retirement in today’s “Trending” segment;
  • 46:00: New U.S. Education Secretary John King speaks with Martha Dalton about his recent visit to Atlanta and his look into Georgia State University graduation rates;
  • 52:07: Georgia State University neuroscience researcher Drs. Kyle Frantz and Joe Normandin talk about the Atlanta Science Festival and demonstrate the fun side of science;
  • 1:02:51: As part of the WABE series “Advancing Atlanta: Education,” Michell Eloy reports on the East Atlanta Kids Club, which has spent nearly two decades trying to help children in Atlanta;
  • 1:07:24: Johnny Kauffman and Elly Yu talk about the current flurry of bills passing through each chamber of the Georgia Legislature;
  • 1:21:57: James Schroeder, organizer of the Ginger Pride Parade in Rome, Georgia, discusses the event.