Closer Look: Local Nonprofit, CHRIS 180, Expands Mental Health Services in Atlanta’s Westside; Summer Indie Music Series Continues with The Titos

Kathy Colbenson, President and CEO for CHRIS 180 and Aisha Williams, Program Manager of the Community Health Worker Program for CHRIS 180, join Closer Look in studio for a conversation about the Westside Empowerment Center.
Kathy Colbenson, President and CEO for CHRIS 180 and Aisha Williams, Program Manager of the Community Health Worker Program for CHRIS 180, join Closer Look in studio for a conversation about the Westside Empowerment Center.
Credit Grace Walker

Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief on two students from Morehouse College who say they were sexually harassed, and in one case assaulted, by a school employee.
  • In other news, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced a new plan to change the way the city manages federal funding for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS — or HOPWA.
  • 4:43: A local nonprofit that works to increase access to mental health services for children and their families is expanding its services in Atlanta’s Westside community. CHRIS 180 recently hosted an open house for the organization’s new Westside Empowerment Center, located on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard. Kathy Colbenson, President and CEO for CHRIS 180 and Aisha Williams, Program Manager of the Community Health Worker Program for CHRIS 180, join Closer Look for a conversation about the organization’s mission and why they chose to open a new center in the Westside community.
Courtesy: CHRIS 180/Shawn Craig
  • 33:57: Members of the Atlanta based band, The Titos, join Closer Look for a live in-studio performance for this week’s edition of the Summer Indie Music Series. Band members Alex Lotito, the guitarist and primary vocalist, Zack Falls, drummer, Ian Mastrogiacamo, bass player, and keyboard player Dan Kirslis join join us to talk about their musical journeys and for performances o their songs “Whoever You Are” and “IDWTBA”. You can find out more about the Titos here.
Members of the band, The Titos include Ian Mastrogiacamo, a bass player, Zack Falls, a drummer, Alex Lotito, the guitarist and primary vocalist, and keyboard player Dan Kirslis. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)

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