Closer Look: Maternal Mortality, and the Story of Kira Johnson; Midtown Neighbors’ Association; And More

Kira Johnson died at the age of 38 following complications due to childbirth. Johnson's husband, 
Charles, joins us to share his wife's story.
Kira Johnson died at the age of 38 following complications due to childbirth. Johnson's husband, Charles, joins us to share his wife's story.
Credit Emilia Brock / WABE

Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 1:24: Closer Look continues its series on maternal mortality in communities of color, with the story of Kira Johnson. Johnson died at the age of 38 following complications due to childbirth. Johnson’s husband, Charles, joins us to share his wife’s story.
  • 23:14: Last week, we learned how increased noise complaints in Midtown are at the center of a dispute between businesses and some residents. Today, we hear from the Midtown Neighbors’ Association about this issue. While some say the noise complaints have grown and are impacting LGBTQ businesses, the MNA says it’s happening all over Midtown. What can residents and businesses do together to find solutions? And how does this issue intertwine with concerns about preserving Midtown’s history and culture? Tony Rizzuto, President of the Midtown Neighbors’ Association, joins us in studio.
  • 41:21: Yesterday, the Atlanta City Council unanimously adopted a proposal to ensure that suspects accused of low-level offenses are not left in jail simply because they can’t afford bail. WABE legal analyst Page Pate joins us to discuss the vote, the outcome and what it means.