Closer Look: Gov. Kemp Signs So-Called “Heartbeat Bill” Into Law; More Candidates Seek Congressional Seats; Atlanta Area Graduates Share Their Stories

On Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation banning abortions once a heartbeat can be detected. The signing caps weeks of tension and protests at the state Capitol in Atlanta, and marks the beginning of what could be a lengthy and costly legal battle over the law's constitutionality.
On Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation banning abortions once a heartbeat can be detected. The signing caps weeks of tension and protests at the state Capitol in Atlanta, and marks the beginning of what could be a lengthy and costly legal battle over the law's constitutionality.
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Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed HB 481, also known as the so-called ‘heartbeat bill,’ into law this morning. WABE’s health reporter Sam Whitehead was there. He join us for a recap of the legislation and the impact it may have on a national level.
  • 7:41: Stacey Abrams has officially ruled out a Senate run in 2020, but many other candidates are running for congressional seats. Why? And what will it take to launch a successful campaign? We ask political analyst Fred Hicks.
Political analyst Fred Hicks discusses the number of 2020 congressional candidates who have entered the race so far. (Grace Walker/WABE)
  • 27:06: Closer Look’s graduation series continues with Tiana Barnwell, who will graduate from Spelman College on May 19. Barnwell shares her journey to graduation and talks about her future plans to work for the global banking investment firm Goldman Sachs in operations analytics.
Tiana Barnwell will graduate from Spelman College with a degree in political science on May 19. (Grace Walker/WABE)
  • 41:32: We continue our conversations with area graduates with Christina Day and Lindsey Rogers from Clayton State University. Day shares her future plans with her degree in health and fitness management, and Rogers talks her aspirations for a career utilizing her degree in criminal justice.
Christina Day (left) graduated from Clayton State University this weekend with a degree in in health and fitness management. Lindsey Rogers (right) will graduate from the University this July with a degree in criminal justice. (Grace Walker/WABE)

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