Closer Look: Hackers; Domestic Violence Laws; And More

Maria Saporta talks about possible attempts to attract more tourists downtown with more rides on this episode of "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer."
Maria Saporta talks about possible attempts to attract more tourists downtown with more rides on this episode of "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer."
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer”:

  • Vicky Kimbrell, a lawyer with Georgia Legal Services, discusses a law attempting to prevent domestic abusers from owning guns;
  • Elly Yu reports on Cobb County’s creation of a mental health court, an alternative to prison that attempts to get people back into the community;
  • Johnny Kauffman reports on a proposed Cobb Greenway trail;
  • Molly Samuel reports on one of Georgia’s highest tides of the year and how volunteers are collecting data to try to be better prepared in the future;
  • Carmenlita Scott, executive director of the Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, discuss the mission of her organization;
  • Daniel Ingevaldson, the chief technology officer of Easy Solutions, discusses the ways banks try to monitor credit card hacking;
  • Candace Wheeler sees how residents of English Avenue feel about the creation of the area’s first park;
  • Martha Dalton reports on Georgia’s recent scores on a national math and reading test;
  • MarketPlace host Kai Ryssdal gives an explanation about a new poll measuring the American public’s economic state;
  • Maria Saporta talks about possible attempts to attract more tourists downtown with more rides;
  • Denis O’Hayer reports on the resignation of State Rep. Simone Bell, an Atlanta Democrat who announced her resignation Thursday from the Georgia House of Representatives.