Closer Look: The Image of the Southern Woman; Transit; And More

Leah Ward Sears, the former chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, stopped by to talk with Closer Look in November.
Leah Ward Sears, the former chief justice of Georgia Supreme Court, stopped by to talk with Closer Look in November.
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Wednesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott and Jim Burress give a news brief on a subsidiary of electronics company Toshiba filing for bankruptcy. The company, Westinghouse, is the builder of the new nuclear power reactors at Georgia’s Plant Vogtle.
  • 2:40: Consumer research website ValuePenguin.com has published a study on the Affordability of Public Transit across the country. The study’s author, Paul Reynolds, explains why Atlanta is among the 10 most unaffordable cities for Public Transit in the U.S.
  • 19:48: For women’s history month, we revisit a conversation between Rose Scott and the first African-American female Chief Justice in the United States, Leah Ward Sears.
  • 32:28: Does the image of a southern belle still exist? And does the label mean the same today as it did many decades ago? Atlanta based writers, Gail O Neill, Leslye Joy Allen and Julia Franks talk about defining the southern women through arts. 

Programming note: The article mentioned by Gail O Neill during this interview is called ‘The Arrangements’: A Work of Fiction’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche.

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