Closer Look: Gov. Deal Talks Criminal Justice Reform (Pt. 2); Bishop Wright on the Death Penalty; And More

Bishop Robert Wright joined "Closer Look" to talk about his new book “A Case For Life” and to share his stories working as a bishop in Georgia prisons.
Bishop Robert Wright joined "Closer Look" to talk about his new book “A Case For Life” and to share his stories working as a bishop in Georgia prisons.
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief about Sine Die, the last day of Georgia’s legislative session, which is taking place today.
  • 3:35: We’ll hear part two of a conversation with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal about the state’s criminal justice reform initiatives, his legacy, and race relations in Georgia since the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 19:05: New data has revealed a record number of women are running for office in this year’s election, both nationally and in Georgia. Compared to the 2016 election, the number of qualifying women this year rose by 40 percent in the Georgia Senate and 25 percent in the Georgia House. We talk about what this trend signifies with Andra Gillespie, Political Science Professor at Emory University. We’re also joined by Melita Easters, Executive Director for Georgia’s WIN List, a group dedicated to electing women to the Georgia General Assembly.
  • 40:02: Bishop Robert Wright with the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta says the state needs to abolish the death penalty. He joins us to talk about his new book “A Case For Life” and to share his stories working as a bishop in Georgia prisons.