0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how Hurricane Michael has left at least two dead, and hundreds of thousands without power. We get updates on the monstrous storm and power outages occurring as it passes through Central and Southern Georgia from John Kraft, spokesman for Georgia Power.
10:43: They’re four of the most influential African American women in U.S. politics. And Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore are sharing their stories of politics, growth and sisterhood in a new book, called “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics”. The political figures and authors stopped by the studio earlier this week to speak with Closer Look, and we hear that conversation.
41:05: The Georgia FinTech Academy recently launched with a goal to prepare 5,000 “FinTech ready” professionals over the next three years. The academy’s physical hub will be located at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business and will span across the entire University System of Georgia through online degree programs. We learn more about the financial tech industry here in Georgia and how this new academy can increase the pipeline for future FinTech workers from Art Recesso, chief innovation officer for the University System of Georgia eCampus.
Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Grace Walker.