Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:
- 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on several civil rights groups that are threatening lawsuits against Cobb and Gwinnett Counties. The organizations, which include The ACLU of Georgia and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, say some voters reported receiving “purge notices,” suggesting they will become “inactive voters” and removed from voter rolls if they don’t take steps to maintain their registration.
- 2:00: It’s peak insect bite season, and there is a shortage in a vital extract used for fatal insect allergic reactions in humans. It’s causing doctors and allergists to ration antidote injections — the vital extracts in these injections include honeybee, hornet and wasp venom. Dr. Stanley Fineman talks about how the shortage has affected Atlanta.
- 14:55: Ray Summerour is the owner of Brenda’s Grocery Store in the Baptist Town neighborhood located in Marietta. He’s been in a seven-year long dispute with the city of Marietta about a property he refuses to sell to the city, where it wants to build a park. We learn more about the case, which has reached the Georgia Supreme Court from Summerour and his attorneys, Harry Camp and Don Evans.
- 36:47: This year marks the 15th anniversary of the National Book Club Conference, which highlights African-American authors and readers. We speak to its founder, Curtis Bunn, about the mission and legacy of the conference as well as the literary and publishing industry for African-American authors.
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