Closer Look: Issues To Watch In The New Georgia Legislative Session; Emory Professor Talks Economic Outlook For 2020; Inside Georgia Tech’s New ‘Living Building’

State leaders have returned to the Gold Dome to begin the 2020 legislative session.
State leaders have returned to the Gold Dome to begin the 2020 legislative session.
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Friday, January 10, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • Rose Scott gives a news brief on reports that attorney Ed Tarver plans to run as a democratic against newly-appointed U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler.
  • And, in other news, U.S. Sen. David Perdue recently introduced a resolution to honor military personnel who carried out the attack that killed Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani.
  • Finally, Lime, the world’s largest electric scooter company, is leaving Atlanta.
  • 03:10: This Monday, state leaders return to the Gold Dome for a new legislative session. WABE statehouse reporter Emma Hurt and Emil Moffatt joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” to share this year’s top issues.
  • 13:17: Tom Smith, associate finance professor at Emory University, joins “Closer Look” in the studio to share his economic outlook for 2020.
Tom Smith, associate finance professor at Emory University
Tom Smith, associate finance professor at Emory University, joins “Closer Look” in the studio to share his economic outlook for 2020. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 33:42: Georgia Tech’s new “Living Building” opened its doors for classes this week for the first time. Shan Arora, director of the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, and John DuCongé, senior project manager, recently gave Rose Scott a tour of the building, which aims to produce more energy than it uses. Today, we hear the final portion of the tour, and learn how the building aims to achieve “net positive waste.”

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.