Closer Look: GSU President Mark Becker Shares His Vision & Goals; The Mission of TRANScending Barriers Atlanta

“Closer Look”  stopped by Georgia State University for a conversation with Dr. Becker to discuss his vision for the university.
“Closer Look” stopped by Georgia State University for a conversation with Dr. Becker to discuss his vision for the university.
Credit LaShawn Hudson / WABE

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 00:00: “Closer Look” host Rose Scott gives a news brief on a new initiative by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms aimed at helping under-banked and un-banked Atlantans.
  • And, in other news, the state of Georgia’s first residential intake center for child sex trafficking survivors held its ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday.
  • 01:49: Back in January of 2009, Georgia State University named new leadership. Dr. Mark Becker became president of the growing university. Since then, the institution has seen some major changes, from new development projects to rising graduation rates to a new football team. Last week, “Closer Look” host Rose Scott stopped by Georgia State University for a conversation with Dr. Becker about these changes, and his objectives for the future.

  • 29:23: TRANScending Barriers is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that helps transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals navigate the world after incarceration. Zahara Green, executive director of TRANScending Barriers, and Dionne Kettl, deputy director, and Linlee Castro, a participant in the organization’s re-entry program, join “Closer Look with Rose Scott” live, in-studio to share their stories and tell us more about the mission of the organization.
Linlee Castro, a participant of TRANScending Barriers’ re-entry program, Dionne Kettl, deputy director of TRANScending Barriers and Zahara Green, executive director of TRANScending Barriers, join “Closer Look with Rose Scott” live, in studio to share their stories and tell us more about the mission of the organization.
Linlee Castro, a participant of TRANScending Barriers’ re-entry program, Dionne Kettl, deputy director of TRANScending Barriers and Zahara Green, executive director of TRANScending Barriers, join “Closer Look with Rose Scott” live, in studio to share their stories and tell us more about the mission of the organization. (Photo credit: LaShawn Hudson/WABE)

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.