Closer Look: Immigration Advocates Prepare for Potential Targeted Weekend ICE Arrests In ATL; ‘Urbanism’ Advocate Talks Vetoed Baker Street Two-Way Conversion; ‘Something Good’ Barbershop Quartet

Azadeh Shahshahani, the legal and advocacy director at Project South, discusses the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests that are expected to begin on Sunday in ten major U.S. cities, including Atlanta.
Azadeh Shahshahani, the legal and advocacy director at Project South, discusses the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests that are expected to begin on Sunday in ten major U.S. cities, including Atlanta.
Credit Grace Walker

Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests that are expected to begin on Sunday in ten major U.S. cities, including Atlanta. The arrests will focus on those who ICE says have violated federal immigration law. We discuss how local advocacy groups are preparing with Azadeh Shahshahani, the legal and advocacy director at Project South.
  • 14:08: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms vetoed a measure this week that would have converted downtown’s Baker Street from a one-way road into a two-way. The Mayor’s veto came after City Planning Commissioner Tim Keane spoke out in support of the change, and after the full City Council approved the ordinance in a 11-4 vote. Darin Givens, a supporter of the street conversion and co-founder of ThreadATL, an urbanism advocacy group, explains why he believes the change should have happened years ago.
Darin Givens, co-founder the urbanism advocacy group ThreadATL, explains why he believes downtown Atlanta’s Baker St. should be converted from a one-way to a two-way road. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 38:30: Our Summer Indie Music continues with the local barbershop quartet “Something Good.” Its members Sarai Velasquez, a tenor, Ellen Messer, lead vocalist, Elie Alexander, a baritone, and Meg Westover, a bass, join us for a live, in-studio performance and to talk about how the quartet was formed.
Sarai Velasquez, a tenor, Ellen Messer, lead vocalist, Elie Alexander, a baritone, and Meg Westover, a bass, are the members of the Something Good Quartet. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

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

Correction: This post has been updated to correct the spelling of Shahshahani’s name.